The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
What can I say, I love this movie and this film is what made me further my love for the original musical 🙂 . I was a child when I first saw this and I am still entertained watching it now as an adult. The adaptation from theatre to screen works wonderfully and the narrative is entertaining throughout 🙂 . It sets up well, has plenty of surprises and twists plus the constant darkness (anyone could be next feeling) works giving a new element to the movie. I enjoyed how the film began and ended plus I especially loved the beginning scene where we go “back” in time 😀 . The cast is great in this Gerald Butler, Emmy Rossum, Miranda Richardson and many more. Each created a believable character that I laughed at or with, cried, felt for and they added to the mystery of the movie 🙂 . The main thing to note is the songs in this and choreography! They are spectacular 😀 !! The voices were incredible and even those who were not as strong worked for the characters they were playing. My favourites (I loved them all but trying to only pick a few 😛 ) was The Phantom of the Opera (obviously 😛 ), Music of the Night, Masquerade and Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again. The songs plus décor and movement were spell bounding and awesome 😀 . I loved the movement in Masquerade the most. The set and costumes were really amazingly from the main star to the extra. You can’t help but sit there and admire it 🙂 ! Plus the love story is great but not too overpowering as the element of danger / darkness still slots in well. Overall, a fabulous adaptation that will have you captivated if you love musicals, romance or something that little bit darker 😛 . Enjoy 😀
I give this film 5 Stars out of 5!