Christine and Erik
Hi guys, I watched the movie last night after so many years, and it has been coming to 9 years since I watched the stage version in Singapore. So here is my review on both the stage and movie versions.
The Stage Version
I love the settings and the choreography, especially the masquerade scene during the opening of the second act. One thing I was disappointed is that I did not get a chance to sit in front role where the chandelier came crashing down at the end of the first act!
The music are amazing and memorable, acting-wise was perfect. I really wanted to see it again! Carlotta always make me laugh till I died, including the managers themselves.
The Movie Version
Although the movie is 90% faithful towards the original stage version, some of the songs were shorten and the lyrics were change.
Secondly, many of them, especially Raoul, Christine and the Phantom are newcomers when I first saw the movie for the first time here in Malaysia. I always thought that the Phantom is played by Antonio Banderas and Christine is played by Anne Hathaway, but I was wrong afterwards!
Overall, the story, the costume and the direction are amazing and bright. So bravo to the director, Joel Schumacher and the creative team!
So here are my views on the stage and movie version, and if you haven't seen it, go watch it if you have the chance!
Poor Erik, you make me cry.