Paris, 1880, nine years after the events of 'The Phantom of the Opera'. Nine years in which all thoughts of Erik, the angel who'd once haunted her day and night had been cast aside, discarded like a broken doll. Nine years in which poor, sixteen year old Christine had grown up, grown up into a women of high reputation, with a handsome young husband and prospects of a child.
So much can change in nine years.
Yet it only takes a little to be hurled back into the past.
Well firstly, I'd like to say that I watched the Australian Cast Recording (not being lucky enough to see it in life) and the staging/costumes/set were superb! Really, in some scenes I felt as if I were looking at a real bar/circus/etc that one might go into on a weekend quite casually.
The singing was equally wonderful from most parties - I particularly enjoyed Ben Lewis as the Phantom, the acting mostly on the same level. However, I much prefer the songs of the original Phantom of the Opera.
This article regards ONLY the 2004 ALW film and whatever it gives for a base. Because most seem to believe that in the film, she unmasekd him then for harmful and hateful means, or alternatively just to try and gain him time to escape. I have another interpretation I haven't yet seen anyone share though I'm sure I'm not the only one who see it this way.
I firmly believe her means were not evil or shallow. There was every reason for her not to remember that they were surrounded by thousands of people. And every emotional reason to unmask him.
this movie was absolutely amazing. i feel bad for the phantom because all he wanted was someone to hear his music-his one true passion. no one was able to because no one looked beyond his infection. christine was judgmental like all the others. she was afraid of him because of his unfortunate disease even if all he did was adore her. she chose raul because he was normal and excepted by the world. i dont think the phantom was evil at all. he did what he did because christine acted like all the others and broke his heart. he loved her and she didnt see him as a real human being only as a...