If you’re a huge fan of the Oscar-winning musical Les Misérables, then we hope you have a good sense of humour. Released three weeks ago on Blu-ray and DVD in the US, Tom Hooper’s acclaimed yet divisive film is the latest victim of CinemaSins’ increasingly popular series of parody videos, in which movies get a shellacking for their quote, unquote, sins. One of my favourite illustrations of such sinful behaviour, à la Les Mis, arrives at the 35 second mark of the video below, with Jean Valjean having his little “Forrest Gump” moment. What’s doubly hilarious about this particular sin is its timing. Arriving a mere second after a deliciously witty Russell Crowe jab, this is the kind of moment for which YouTube parody videos were created.
Of course, for a “six-minute” clip (a full minute of bonus round material is inserted at the end), there are certainly examples of lame satire that are equally sinful in their conception as their original source material. Overall, though, the humour value is definitely worth that of time spent. Check it out for yourself and let us know what you think in the comments section at the bottom of the page
Les Miserables comes to UK Blu-ray and DVD on May 13 2013