Les Misérables Finally Gets An Honest Trailer

(Photo via Working Title Films)

(Photo via Working Title Films)

This is a delight. A simple retelling of the wonder of Les Misérables, only with the rose-tint filter taken off and a replaced with a slightly flintier one.

The good (but snarky) people at screenjunkies have put this together, as part of their Honest Trailers strand, following similar skewerings of The Phantom Menace, The Avengers and The Hunger Games.

And if the movies producers want to prove they can take a joke, they should consider this as something for the super-ooper-extended nine-DVD box set.

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2.

He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.

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