Adam Lambert made headlines yesterday for a thinly-veiled dig at Russell Crowe’s Les Misérables performance, which has received flack from critics with even more credentials than the American Idol alum that think he may have been miscast as Javert.
Surprisingly, Russell responded thoughtfully and fairly: “I don't disagree with Adam, sure it could have been sweetened, Hooper wanted it raw and real, that's how it is.”
But Adam couldn’t quite let it go with that.
“My movie review has gone viral. U can spend a whole year praising artists for inspiring work, but one critique gets all the attention. Funny,” Adam tweeted after seeing the media buzz regarding his original comments (which didn’t even mention Russell Crowe by name).
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“Those raw and real moments when characters broke down or were expressing the ugliness of the human condition were superb. However... My personal opinion: there were times when the vocals weren't able to convey the power, beauty and grace that the score ALSO calls for.”
Having seen Les Mis, we can’t help but agree with Adam’s assessment. Sometimes the rawness worked well, and sometimes, it could have used a little “sweetening.”
“I guess I'm a purist for the original LIVE broadway recording when the actors sang the f*ck outta those songs. JUST an opinion...” Adam continued. “I should prob stop fanning the flames on this one..but i love a good debate- couldnt help myself.”
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He chimed in with one last tweet, clearly not agreeing with Anne Hathaway about her "eh" performance: “One last thing though: Anne Hathaway was so good- had me tearing up. Oscar worthy performance for sure! Ok.
And you know he means it, because he said he was done in a hashtag.
So does Adam have a future as the next Roger Ebert? Maybe when it comes to movie musicals, anyway. (Which reminds us… when is Adam starring in one?)
And with that, we too are #donediscussinglesmiz. (For now.)
Did you agree with Adam's critique of the movie?
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