I originally posted this on IMDB's board as VampireOutlaw.
No one wanted a sequel, <-- (generally speaking), it was still made, the critiques hate it, the fans hate it, it keeps on having to close down...Yet it's still here? I know it has its share of fans, but nonetheless the crucially and strongly negative reception seems to be the situation in general.
So why the bloody hell does ALW not give up? Or if he can't bring himself to, why does he keep on trying with only minor changes?
~ First a sidenote: Love Never Dies is not a sequel to the 2004 movie because that movie is Joel Schumacher's interpretation...
I saw The Phantom of the Opera when I was 12, and I heard the Original London Cast Recording of Love Never Dies when I was 16. By then my life had gone through some MAJOR changes. For one thing, my Dad died 2.75 months after I saw The Phantom of the Opera on stage (believe it or not) and my life was continuing to get worse, so my personality like the characters in "Love Never Dies" changed with life. What I'm trying to say is "Misery loves company" especially from close friends. When I was 13 I had read "The Phantom of Manhattan" so it was not a surprise to me when Christine died. :(!