The phantom of the opera (2004) on imdb: movies, tv, celebs, and more 425 out of 541 found this helpful was this review helpful yes no | report this 9/ 10 i have seen the movie, phantom of the opera, five times, a phenomenon never experienced with any other movie in my life the movie has such depth and. As if she were auditioning for a part in the next super mario video game this passes for comic relief in a film otherwise notable for its witlessness full though it is of bellowings and screechings about love, art and the spirit of music, the phantom of the opera is remarkably lacking in tenderness or grace. The one constant, however, is the stagehands' belief in the phantom of the opera (gerard butler), a reportedly masked and mysterious figure thought (note: the our take review of this title examines the film's artistic merits and does not take into account any of the possibly objectionable material. Amazoncouk - buy the phantom of the opera at a low price free delivery on qualified orders see reviews & details on a wide selection of blu-ray & dvds, both new & used. Most importantly, what happened to the phantom welcome to “the masquerade” based on the french novel by gaston leroux, the phantom of the opera has been adapted many times but it is andrew lloyd webber's stage and film musical which is arguably the most familiar to audiences in webber's.
In this fresh take on the romance story, based on the book of the same name by gaston leroux and the broadway show of the same name, it stars gerard butler as the brooding and menacing phantom who lures vocalist christine daae ( emmy rossum) into a trap but not on raoul's watch (patrick wilson). The phantom of the opera is a 2004 musical drama film based on andrew lloyd webber's 1986 musical of the same name, which in turn is based on the french novel le fantôme de l'opéra by gaston leroux produced and co-written by lloyd webber and directed by joel schumacher, it stars gerard butler in the title role. Watching joel schumacher's the phantom of the opera is like attending a royal wedding — everything is in its place, the surroundings are lush and because the only movie musicals i have ever enjoyed are of that variety — cabaret, all that jazz, and chicago — it stands to reason that unless i am.
Director joel schumacher (2003's phone booth) has accomplished what must have been a daunting undertaking, his the phantom of the opera like 2001's moulin rouge and 2002's chicago before it, has effortlessly brought the movie musical, a genre once thought dead, into the 21st-century. Quite possibly the worst thing i've ever seen in my entire life, andrew lloyd webber's the phantom of the opera represents everything that's wrong with much of today's musical theater like overpriced costume jewelry, this tacky broadway version of gaston leroux's 1910 novel—with its soulless histrionics. There have been many film and television versions of gaston leroux's tale of the iconic phantom of the opera former bond girl jane seymour appeared opposite maxmillian schell in a tv miniseries in 1983, claude rains played the title character in the 1943 version, freddie kruger actor robert englund.
The film, much like the play, is about what lies beneath the surface beneath the opera house lays the dark, unsettling phantom, and beneath his silky, featureless white mask is a face horribly deformed yet, for all of its references to the deceptions of appearance, there's actually nothing underneath the surface of this film. The phantom of the opera - film (movie) plot and review - publications on film reference.
I have never been a fan of andrew lloyd webber's phenomenally popular stage musical version of the phantom of the opera, so it will probably come as no surprise that the film adaptation, which is faithful to its inspiration, left me feeling. Critics consensus: the music of the night has hit something of a sour note: critics are calling the screen adaptation of andrew lloyd webber's popular musical histrionic, boring, and lacking in both romance and danger still, some have praised the film for its sheer spectacle 26% average rating: 45/10. I finally watched the gerard butler phantom i say “finally” because i haven't seen it inat least eight years i know this, because i know i haven't seen it since the first time i saw the stage production since the last time i watched this movie, i've watched just about every version of phantom i could find. When i first stumbled upon news that the 1989, robert englund starring cinematic version of 'the phantom of the opera' was to be given a blu-ray release, my reaction was simple: 'there's a phantom of the opera movie starring robert englund' as a freddy-devotee i can't believe this one passed me by,.
It reminds us that “the phantom of the opera” is a period piece, and that the period in question is not 1870 but 1986, when lloyd webber first presented his production to the world we should not be surprised, then, if this bellowing beast of a movie looks and sounds like the extended special-edition remix. There have been numerous big-screen adaptations of the phantom of the opera over the years, from lon chaney's classic 1925 horror film to a 1989 version starring robert englund (aka freddy kruger) as the hideously scarred aria lover but this long-awaited feature is the first based on andrew lloyd webber's tony.
The phantom of the opera - based on andrew lloyd webber's long-running broadway play, the story unfolds as an opera company in the 1870s faces turmoil with new owners, and carlotta, a temperamental diva (minnie driver), walks out during rehearsals at the parisian opera house the film embellishes. This big-screen take on andrew lloyd webber's hit stage musical is a case of too much operetta and not enough phantom director joel schumacher's film is sumptuous to look at and lavishly produced, but occasionally suffers from being too faithful, and therefore too flat, an adaptation an over-familiarity with the story. Surrender to-o-o the music of the ni-i-i-i-ght or, to put it another way, surrender to andrew lloyd webber it has been some time now since lord l-w took the creepily fascinating story of the phantom of the opera, suavely removed its balls and let the resulting castrato chorus ring out for year after.
The question at this point is whether the phantom of the opera is even intended to be frightening it has become such a product of modern popular art that its original inspiration, the loathsome gargoyle who lives in hell but dreams of heaven, has come dangerously close to becoming an institution, like. Many of the reviews at the time seemed to focus on the critic's general distaste for the show itself &151 they hate webber, they hated the music and the fact it was so popular array and as a result, the movie didn't stand a chance of getting a fair shake while i'm not one of those phantom phanatics,. The phantom of the opera movie reviews & metacritic score: joel schumacher directs this screen adaptation of the andrew lloyd webber musical set in the paris.