Les Miserables (2012)

This movie is about a man named Jean Valjean. He went to prison for robbing a piece of bread to feed his family. When he was free he broke his parole. He robbed a priest and was caught, but when the guards brought him to the priest he said he had given to him the stolen things. After that Valjean changed his name and became a man of respect between the people. Years later Javert, a police official who used to guard Valjean found him and started chasing him again. Valjean owned a textiles_miserables_ver11_xlgle factory and one day Fantine a woman who worked was fired by the supervisor. She ended up working as a prostitute and Valjean found her very sick. She told him she had a daughter and he promised to take care of her. She died after that. Javert founds Valjean and he escapes. He finds Cosette, Fantine’s daughter, and takes care of her for many years. Many things happen next but I’m not going to spoil it for you.

The movie is a musical and is based on a book with the same name by French writer Victor Hugo. As I have mentioned before I love musicals so this was a movie I enjoyed very much. I recommend this to everyone knowing that many won’t like it, but it is worth watching.

Director: Tom Hopper

Leading roles: Hugh Jackman, Russel Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks.

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The Sound of Music (1965)

       This movie is based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp “The Story of the Trapp Family singers” published in 1949. It is about a young novice who is sent to be the governess of seven children whose parent was the submarine Captain Georg von Trapp. He had lost his wife and had been struggling with numerous governesses who always ended up running away from the house because of the children’s naughtiness. At first when Maria is introduced into their lives they try to scare her off as they did to the other governesses, but eventually they start to like her. She falls in love with Captain von Trapp and does other things which I will not spoil for you. 

      The movie was a great success in its time. It won four Oscars. 

      I have watched this movie many times. I used to watch it on tape in my grandparents house. It was in English and those were times where I did not know a thing about other language different from Spanish, so I didn’t understand a thing in the movie, I just sang the songs as I heard them. As I grew up and learnt English I understood what it was about and I did like it. I still like it. 

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Tangled

This movie is the tale of Rapunzel. Disney changed many things in the story. It is about a girl with long hair that has magical qualities. She has lived in a tower almost since she was born because she was kidnapped by a lady who wanted to use the magic in her hair. The girl thinks that the lady is actually her mother. Until one day she decided to leave the tower for the first time to see the lights that lighted the sky every year on her birthday. She met a guy named Flynn Rider and bribed him to take her to see the lights.
I like this movie because it is a musical. I know almost all the songs that the characters sing. This movie is perfect for little or big girls that have ever dreamed of being a princess.

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The Hunger Games (movie)

      This movie is based on a book with the same name. It is about a girl who lives in “Panem” a dictatorial country located in what was the United States of America. The country is divided in districts and she lives in district 12, which is the last one. Each year the government chooses a girl and a boy of each district and make them play in The Hunger Games. The point of the Games is to fight to death until only one of the 24 tributes remains alive. The girl in district 12 ends up going to the Games where she needs to fight to stay alive because she promised her little sister.

        I really like this movie because it really sticks to what the book reads. It has two sequels to that book, one called Catching Fire and the other one Mockingjay. I have read them all like three times each. And I am really looking forward to the next movie which comes out in November 22nd this year.

 

Director: Gary Ross

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, ELizabeth Banks, Donald SutherlandImage