Sunday, December 30, 2012

Les Miserables

I went to see Les Mis last Wednesday night with Shauna. I went to the movie knowing very little about the story line, but knowing that this movie was a classic. I knew this story was worth experiencing, and besides I have a fairly deep passion for musicals. Really, I didn't know what I was walking into, but both Shauna and I were very excited! What a story line though. This movie is about redemption, and God's grace. God has shown us mercy, so we must then show mercy to others. Is there a more beautiful story than the sacrifice of Christ? We have earthly fathers and mothers who have shown us sacrifice, and that is beautiful too, but still nothing in comparison to the sacrifice God made when he sent his son to die for our sins. Les Mis is a story about a mother who sacrifices her life for her daughter, and a father who sacrifices his life for his daughter's happiness. Literally the entire movie is based on the redemptive nature of Christ, that if you fall short, you can try again. The music is beyond beautiful, and the ending left me in tears. I apologize for this movie critique I write, but the movie was powerful and more richly beautiful than I knew it would be. If you are not a fan of musicals then this movie might be hard to sit through for you. However if you do, go see this movie in the theater. I don't think you will regret your decision to do so.

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