Adam Lambert was one of the moviegoers who forked over money to see "Les Misérables" over the Christmas holiday, and his nine tweet review of the film garnered a lot of attention over the weekend.
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"Les Mis: Visually impressive w great Emotional performances. But the score suffered massively with great actors PRETENDING to be singers," Lambert wrote on December 30. "It's an opera. Hollywoods movie musicals treat the singing as the last priority. (Dreamgirls was good). Anne Hathaway as Fantine and Enjolras were the exceptions for me. Helena B Carter and Sasha B Cohen were great too. And I do think it was cool they were singing live- but with that cast, they should have studio recorded and sweetened the vocals. I felt like I should ignore the vocals and focus on the emotional subtext- but the singing was so distracting at times it pulled me out. The industry will say 'these actors were so brave to attempt singing this score live' but why not cast actors who could actually sound good? Sorry for being so harsh but it's so True!"
It seems "Les Misérables" star Russell Crowe agrees with Lambert's critique. Last night, @BrunetteMom123 tweeted at Crowe, "Not sure if you saw @adamlambert's comments about Les Miserables. He was pretty opinionated."
The Oscar-winner responded, "I don't disagree with Adam, sure it could have been sweetened, ['Les Miserables' director Tom] Hooper wanted it raw and real, that's how it is."
Adam Lambert is a fine singer in his own respect. No question there. However, not everyone can sing as well as he does and it is really small of him to rip on a person that isn't known for their singing ability. You can't compare apples to apples in this respect.
If the cast of Les Mis were all professional singers and they weren't very good then Lambert might have a justified reason to offer his critique. Even then, he is new to the industry.
My big problem is that in comparison to the length of his singing career compared to the length of the Les Mis cast's careers, his fails in comparison. He's a newby!!! Until, he is truly an accomplished entertainer of sorts and has a few years under his belt in the industry, he needs to keep his mouth shut.
I'd like to see this kid try to act in any of the roles that Russell Crowe has acted in. Let's see how well he would do? Can you imagine Adam Lambert playing the lead bad guy in "3:10 to Yuma", or the teacher/husband in "The Next Three Days"? Not even "A Beautiful Mind". He would be laughed right out of Hollywood and his acting career would be over. He needs to stick to singing, otherwise keeping his big mouth shut!!!!!!!!