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It’s time for the big one, for me anyway. You’ll hear why in the podcast itself. If that’s not enticing enough (which it probably isn’t, to be fair), then tune in to hear writer Niall ‘before Zod’ Heseltine and myself, radio presenter RJ Bayley:

  • Amaze ourselves with the noises my shiney new microphone picks up.
  • Me inadvertently almost-damaging the ceiling of Niall’s new home mid recording.
  • Reasons why this version of Bane is every bit the villain Ledger’s Joker is.
  • Moments and references in to film to the comics.
  • How much we pity Superman fans.
  • Why the term ‘universe’ is over used.
  • What the hell has gone wrong with the Terminator franchise.

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les_miserables_ver11_xlgJust to get this out of the way, I dislike musicals. This is a review written by someone who dislikes musicals because I think it is an inherently flawed method of storytelling. That is aside from musicals that address the fact that everyone suddenly starts singing, like The Producers, where they are making a musical, or Sweeney Todd where everyone is insane and it’s all in their heads.

So, with that said…

Les Misérables opens with a bravado and camera stunt so epic it calls to mind old school historical epics made before directors viewed everything through tiny monitors. Swooping dramatically downwards through the masts and rigging of a large Man-of-war, into its dock, before descending to the prisoners hauling it in and trying to right it. All the time the powerful throb of Work Song makes a fine, bombastic introduction to the film. Make the most of it, this is best it has to offer.