Adam Lambert who knows a thing or two about singing, got in a bit of trouble when he offered his opinion over Twitter and criticized Tom Hooper’s musical movie adaptation, Les Misérables.
What Adam did is go off in a Twitter rant about the flick, saying it is “visually impressive w great Emotional performances. But the score suffered massively with great actors PRETENDING to be singers.” His rant continued, “The industry will say ‘these actors were so brave to attempt singing this score live’ but why not cast actors who could actually sound good?”
Now, that’s a great question.
But some people didn’t think so. Responding to backlash for his comments, Lambert once again took to Twitter to explain his remarks.
“My movie review has gone viral,” Lambert wrote Wednesday. “U can spend a whole year praising artists for inspiring work, but one critique gets all the attention. Funny.”
Lambert went on…”Those raw and real moments when characters broke down or were expressing the ugliness of the human condition were superb. However…My personal opinion: there were times when the vocals weren’t able to convey the power, beauty and grace that the score ALSO calls for.”
Adam could have stopped there. But he didn’t. He decided to go on and credit his musical theater background for his critique:
“I guess I’m a purist for the original LIVE broadway recording when the actors sang the f–k outta those songs. JUST an opinion…” he said. “I should prob stop fanning the flames on this one…but I love a good debate- couldn’t help myself.”
The one bright exception to the movie for Lambert? Anne Hathaway! “One last thing though: Anne Hathaway was so good- had me tearing up. Oscar worthy performance for sure! Ok. #donediscussinglesmiz.”
In other news, Adam reported Thursday: “Queen + Adam Lambert have been voted ‘Best live act of the year’ on Gigwise.co.uk.” So, congrats goes out to the musician and movie critic!