Phantom of the Opera, The (2004)

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Excellent

ProA spectacular musical extravaganza

Consnone for me

FORWARD In 1986 the new West End musical based on the novel by Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera took the theatre world by storm and now 18 years later it is the largest grossing stage musical of all time with over 60 million people having seen the spectacular show. However in 2004 this...

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“Genius......turned Madman.”

published 11/12/2004

ProStunning Cinematography, compelling music

ConsFeels long, ok acting.

It’s 1911and there is an auction being held in the old, disused opera house in Paris. Various items are up for sale but one in particular gets the attention of two visitors. It’s an old musical monkey that plays a little tune and crashes symbols together in time and the bidding gets quite heated...

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Super

ProThe music, the adventure

ConsIt's silly old tosh, really...

Like most people who can’t carry a tune in a padded backpack, I am always faintly awestruck by good singers. And never more so than in musicals. Opera singing is so clearly a skill beyond most mortals that, perversely, I view it as a glorious party trick, while we all think we know about the...

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Excellent

“Past The Point of No Return”

published 16/04/2005

ProThe music, the costumes, the talents, the sets, ev...

ConsMusicals and Andrew Lloyd Webber are not for every...

Lurking in the darkness of the blackest night, stands a lone figure of my fantasy life. The Phantom comes to life in this movie version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's fantastic stage production. I have been waiting for this film almost as long as I can remember. I first heard of the Phantom of the...

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Excellent

“Phant - astic”

published 22/03/2005

ProSuperb, a real show stopping movie!

ConsSome bits go on a little too long second time roun...

Since the adverts started for this movie back last summer I had wanted to see it and I did just before Christmas... and again on Saturday! The film starts in 1911 when the Opera House is all up for auction including all the interior and furnishings etc after 'the tragedy'. Now I hadn't seen the...

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Excellent

ProSpectacular and entertaining

ConsInferior to the stage version

The film of Lloyd Webber's version of "The Phantom of The Opera" will make few new converts - other than those who may not yet have discovered the wonders of the theatre! Directed by Joel Schumacher, it is a faithful reproduction of the spirit of the theatrical version which does benefit from the...

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Satisfactory

“A Shadow of the Show”

published 23/12/2004

ProCheaper than the stage show

ConsNo where near as good as the stage show

Okay so I enjoyed the stage show. And I love films like Moulin Rouge. Which led me to believe I would like the film version of 'Phantom of the Opera'. But sadly I was wrong. Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage show 'Phantom of the Opera' was based on the novel 'Le Fantome de l'Opera' by Gaston LeRoux...

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Good

ProGreat music and nice stage setting

ConsCast, voice over singing

I decided to buy the Phantom of the Opera 2004 film for my Nan as she is a bit of a Phantom fan. She has seen the stage play and has the soundtrack, which I must say is very good. Before giving it to her I decided to watch it as I like the story and the music but have never seen the play...

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Satisfactory

ProWonderful photography and art direction...

Cons... disappointing in most areas, overlong, mediocr...

The Phantom of the Opera is, of course, based on the popular musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber. I have never been a fan of his work although there are some really nice songs I've heard from Phantom. (Never did think that Sarah Brightman could sing though…) Anyway, this is the film of the musical...

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Super

ProGreat hauting music

Consnone really

Wanting to watch the Phantom at the theatre in London I was put off by reports that the leg room was extremely minimal; so when I heard it was coming to the big screen I was somewhat happy. I arrived at the cinema in plenty, thinking it would be hugely popular – I was wrong. The audience in the...

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Good

ProLooks stunning

ConsEmotionally shallow, poor performances from the le...

Since I first heard that Andrew Lloyd Webber was making a film of his musical, The Phantom of the Opera, I couldn’t wait to see it. Of all his musicals I thought that Phantom would make the smoothest transfer to the big screen the big budget that was given allowed for a level of glamour...

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Excellent

“What a Film!”

published 22/12/2004

ProDramatic, stunning costumes, sound effects

ConsQuite long

'Fans of Lloyd Webber will rejoice...' This is how my local newspaper described the newly released, big-screen version of 'The Phantom of the Opera'. But from the number of people of all ages and backgrounds at the cinema when I went, you don't necessarily have to be a fan to appreciate what is...

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Excellent

ProGripping, dark and gothic, an excellent filmed pro...

ConsA bit lengthy.

I'm not one to get overly excited when it comes to films. I'm a bit of a cinema addict, and I suppose the magic of the cinema wears off a bit when you find yourself in the cinema as often as I do. I tend to enjoy most films, but they rarely evoke more anything much greater than a lukewarm...

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Good

ProVisually breathtaking

ConsDidn't Like The Music, Shallow, Not Amazing Acting

As a young deformed boy, beaten for entertainment, kept in a cage and paraded around dubbed as 'The Devil Child' the poor kid managed to escape his cruel, harsh surroundings with a young ballet dancer in training and hid in The Paris Opera House, treating it as his playground when deserted and...

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Excellent

ProWonderful presentation

ConsOnce you have seen the stage version, it is not th...

..Inside your mind! Since debuting in the West End in 1986 Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera has wooed audiences of up to 80 Million people on more than 18 countries worldwide. The original story has been around for many years and has been adapted into many movies over the years...

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