WHY MUST POP SINGERS RUIN EVERYTHING?! *bangs head repeatedly* Apparently some IDIOT thought it would be a good idea to make a movie version of LES MISERABLES with TAYLOR SWIFT and that girl from Mamma Mia cast in leading roles. WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY?! They can't sing it. Period. They're going to KILL one of my favorite musicals. One, NO MOVIE NEEDS TO BE MADE! They already filmed the 10th anniversary concert. THAT'S THE ONLY FILMED VERSION YOU NEED! Second, if a movie MUST be made, can't they AT LEAST cast PEOPLE WHO CAN SING THE ROLES? I'm sorry. Les Miserables requires classically trained singers. It needs singers who AT LEAST know the fundamentals of breath support, placement, and posture. I'm SO ANGRY right now! Eponine can't have a tiny, nasally little voice and there's NO WAY that person from Mamma Mia has a high C. Her voice is NOT suited to Cosette. Yes, I'd like to hear someone who DOESN'T have ridiculously fast, uncontrolled vibratto playing Cosette. But a CLASSICALLY TRAINED SINGER who has a more mature timbre! WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY?! *bangs head on desk*
Wait, whaaaaat? I know Hugh Jackman is playing Jean Valjean but whaaaaaaat? What's wrong with Lea Salonga as Eponine? She played her for years . . . oh please don't tell me that Jonas kid is playing Marius again. I understand Michael Ball is too old for the role now but there's got to be someone better than the Jonas kid.
And a note on the Hugh Jackman thing. I seriously love the dude, I think he is a born song and dance man of the highest quality. But no one, not even Hugh, can sing "Bring Him Home" like Colm Wilkinson.
Now for my rant:
My mom is sick. What does she do? Allows herself to be talked into having two guests over for dinner. The girl is a college-age kid whom we've known for a while. At first I liked her, but once she got into college she changed and became very shallow, selfish, and materialistic and I think she uses us for free meals (she's never paid for even just herself). She comes from a poor family with a single mother so in the past, we've really helped her out a lot, bought her a Macbook when she went to college, my dad spent months finding her a cheap used car, her boyfriend has stayed with us . . . I love her mom and her sister but the girl herself drives me nuts. When she comes to visit, she stays forever! Mom, seriously, you're sick. What were you thinking???? *facepalm*
Aaaand there's the doorbell. *pastes on fake smile*