The Phantom of the OperaJanuary 21, 2005
A disfigured musical genius, hidden away in the Paris Opera House, terrorizes the opera company for the unwitting benefit of a young protégée whom he trains and loves.
Release Year: 2004
Rating: 7.1/10 (54,425 voted)
Critic's Score: 40/100
Stars: Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson
Begins when an opera ghost terrorizes the cast and crew of the French Opera House while tutoring a chorus girl. He finally drives the lead soprano crazy so she and her friend leave. The girl is able to sing lead one night but the soprano doesn't want her show stolen so she comes back. The ghost demands they keep giving his protégé lead roles. Meanwhile, His pupil falls in love with the Vicomte de Chagny, but the Phantom is in love with Christine, his student. The Phantom is outraged by their love and kidnaps Christine to be his eternal bride. Will Raoul, the Vicomte, be able to stop this dastardly plan?
Writers: Gaston Leroux, Andrew Lloyd Webber
(as Kevin R. McNally)
The world's biggest musical!
Release Date: 21 January 2005
Filming Locations: London, England, UK
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: £1,219,310
(12 December 2004)
Did You Know?
At the beginning of the movie, the cast is rehearsing for an opera called "Hannibal" and they are singing "Hannibal Comes!" This is not an actual opera; Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote this for the beginning and wanted to help the actors warm up to the part with a laugh, hence the silly make up and costumes.
During the Point of No Return scene, when the Phantom grasps Christine's wrists, the gold bracelet become unclasped. Yet when the camera view switches, the bracelet is secured and in place.
Sold. Your number, sir? Thank you. Lot 663, then, ladies and gentlemen.
The Phantom has arrived…..
I went to see this film with my best friend yesterday and I asked her
what she thought of the film and she said "That was the worst film i've
ever seen" I turned to her and saw she was blubbing her eyes out(she
was being sarcastic).
This film was AMAZING!
It looked gorgeous, the singing for some reason has been slated a lot by
critics but I thought the singing was wonderful and everyone should be
applauded especially the two leads Emmy Rossum and Gerald Butler they
were brilliant.The songs sound as good as ever, there was one thing
that really ticked me off with some reviewers they have said "The song
are in desperate need in updating" and all I can say to that is "Don't
change perfection because its already perfect. The stand out moment for
me was the beginning,when the film changed from black and white and
went back in time to tell the story,it sent shivers down my spine. I
have to say i've never seen the stage show but now i've watched this I
don't think I need to
10/10 Go see this film!