The Phantom Of The Opera details
|Starring:||Patrick Wilson, Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Miranda Richardson, Minnie Driver, Simon Callow|
|Genres:||Drama, Music/Musical, Romance|
|Studio:||ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO|
The Phantom Of The Opera
|Run time:||2 hours 23 minutes|
|Rental release:||02 May 2005|
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Brilliant!!!By A Hobbit from The Shire , 19 Dec 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Don't listen to the people who are saying that this was rubbish or boring......they are quite frankly wrong. This was a wonderful film, beautiful, heartbreaking, funny and captivating all at the same time. The sets and costumes are exquisite and the acting was wonderful. The songs were beautifully performed all round and Gerard Butler really out does himself with his portrayal of the phantom. If you don't like musicals or would rather die a very slow and painful death at the hands of a hobbit than go to the opera, then this probably isnt your thing. after all it is called the phantom of the OPERA!!! therefore there are several operas in it. however, if you could sit through an opera without becoming suicidal then you should definatly see this. i dont particularly like opera and i was completely enthralled from start to finish. watch this film or the phantom will get you!!!!
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Ignore the bad reviews and make your own mind up!By FuzzyRedhead (37 reviews) from Norwich , 01 Nov 2011I stumbled onto this movie when Film4 screened it and wow, it blew me away on so many levels that I was shocked to find it had such poor ratings on RT. It's one of the most visually stunning movies I've seen in a LONG time, and the sets and costumes are right up there with Bram Stoker's Dracula and the Age of Innocence. I'd never heard the full score of Phantom and I was crying like a girl at the songs 'Think of me', 'Angel of Music' and 'Wishing you were somehow here again'. Reading more into the history of the film I learned there was a letter writing campaign by die hard Phantom fans, to have Michael Crawford be the star of the film, and not Gerard Butler. Having heard Crawford's often nasal and whiny tones, I'm glad he wasn't cast. The die-hards said that he was 'the most seductive Phantom' but after seeing Butler sing 'Music of the night' you REALLY don't get more seductive than that, I needed a cold shower after that scene :D
Butler was an interesting casting as he's not a trained singer and I'll admit, he does murder a few of the lines of various songs and maybe could have beneffited with a bit more vocal training. But he was cast to be a rougher, more passionate and intense Phantom, and he pulls it off and looks fantastic to boot. I'd choose him over Raoul anytime!
Emmy Rossum is a revelation, she was only 18 when she filmed this and is a trained soprano. She has a perfect mix of girlish innocence and a heavenly voice to play Christine, but during 'The point of no return' and 'Music of the night' you can see the woman in her coming through as she responds to the Phantom's passion for her. Awesome :D
Ignore all the bad reviews and make your own mind up about this movie, it's a feast for the ears and eyes!
No returnBy a customer , 27 Oct 2011I adored it. There is no return from unadulterated romantic escape. I loved the singing and particularly the comedy from Minnie Driver.
Simply... Amazing!By Jay--Pee (4 reviews) , 03 Jul 2011Having seen it in theatre and now on DVD I can honestly say they have captured the excitement and atmosphere in the film that you would normally only expect from a live production.
Very very impressed...makes me want to go back and see it in theatre again!
Phantom of the OperaBy a customer from London , 18 Mar 2011To atttempt a film version of the great stage musical was,perhaps,too great a financiasl and artistic temptation to be missed.
All concerned should have tried harder.
This film is an incomprehensible mess which fails at every level.
For those who have enjoyed any of the West End productions with any of the excellent stage casts olease,please ignore iit.You will only be disappointed,angered,and wishful that the chandelier had thundered down on the perpetrators before they had completed their mistaken endeavours
Fantastic filmBy a customer from Lancashire , 18 Jan 2011Loved it. I must admit it wasn't top of my list of musicals to watch, but I am so glad I did! Its pacey, evocative and well the music is just brilliant.
Most of the cast are excellent, including Minnie Driver's diva (although she doesn't sing) some are average and some of the sets are really over the top (how much fog in a graveyard????).
But all in all, a brilliant way to spend two hours whilst ironing and I think I will be singing the songs all week.
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