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The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
not as bad as some say not bad at all in fact
I must disagree with a previous comment, I swear to god some people only go to films so they can moan a lot and have some sort of opinion that others will listen to. Phantom of the Opera is one of my favourite musicals and sadly I have only seen it once in Bristol. I must confess as a fellow opera singer that Emmy Rossum's voice was not the harsh opera voice that is often found on stage these days and that at first I was rather shocked at the choice however as the film went on her voice became far more mature and very pleasant. She was i think a better choice than Sarah Brightman ever was- not so obsessed with her own performance and a lot more beautiful.
I agree with a previous comment that Minnie Driver was superb and that Patrick Wilson wasn't the dashing young wonder some might expect when seeing the film having seen the musical, however I care little for his character.
The character of the Phantom to me is the true hero and I believe Gerald Butler was superb. It is difficult to live up to the original cast member Michael Crawford's amazing voice which few can scarcely do but Gerald Butler did exceptionally well. I thought his acting was unquestionable and so too was his singing. Not many other actors could pull off such a performance so I for one will not be so quick in discrediting those who do so well.
Bravo!I shall be watching it again. Those that dislike it can allow others to make up their own minds and be less hasty in slandering those who do a sight lot better than I expect they would.