Yeah it's OK but I'm not a big fan of the two leads... I love Dom West in the wire and the affair but he is not Jean val Jean that I have in my head from the book. Bits are good and he plays a conflicted character ok but he just seems a bit game of thrones with his solemn northern accent.
Even more importantly David Oyelowo for me is rubbish as javert. I'm not sure if he bothered to read the book but the javert / Jean val Jean relationship (the main focus of the book) hinges around javert's ideas of wrong and right. For me javert should be in uniform and is the letter of the law and upstanding fighter of that system. Dave O plays the part like an East end gangster and seems to miss the point of the character of javert.
No it's not because he is black...
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