I’m always a little wary of responses to films based on the very first screenings, as it often seems audiences are more prone to praise the film, based on the giddy feeling of being one of the very first to see it. However in the case of Les Miserables, the reaction to the first looks at the movie that took place over the weekend have been difficult to ignore.
Some loved it so much they’ve already pretty much decided Tom Hooper will get his second Best Director Oscar, with many of the actors likely to be top runners in the Academy Awards race too. Although we may well get some more measured responses over the next few weeks, it definitely seems the film will be a hit and it’s now certainly one of the frontrunners in the Oscar race.
With the US release coming at Christmas and a UK date set for January 11th, we’ve now got a new French poster for the movie, which gives everything a bit of a classic look, with the traditional photoshopped multi-head image that final posters love.