December 23rd, 2004

Christine - pity

Fandom solidarity.

Isn't it nice to know you're not the only one?  Phantom of the Opera movie review, link courtesy of collie_wing, that puts it better than I could.  I'd love to be able to say that some of the comments are slightly unfair, but... they're not.  I would only argue that even though, yes, it's clearly a film that's all about the visuals, those visuals are stunning in places.  It's just a shame the same can't be said for the score, or the talent...

I wonder how much longer I can keep on about this?  And I wonder if the dedication of a few critics and anonymous fans is enough to forget this thing ever existed, start over, and give us the movie we want?

bizarre_imagery, you wanna use some of your new training and help us make a movie?  I've often pondered about being a director... :)

Edit after reading fully: Wow. That's so going in my favourites. I'm now seeing in black and white lines, but it was worth it. Everything said is true. And I don't care how good the new bits of score are, I'm not buying that movie album. No. Frelling. Way.

And I also have this to say, in light of the fact that the next big 'adaptation' was meant to be Sunset Boulevard: Please, for the love of anything holy, do not screw this one up. If necessary, I will wipe Antonio Banderas off the planet, and anyone else unsuitable they might consider for any of the roles, until they see sense. Because if Phantom can be this much of a bloody disaster... no, I can't even think about it. I can't. It makes my brain hurt to even imagine how much of a horror it could be, especially given how the Phantom movie seemed to completely ignore the Erik/Christine dynamic in favour of pushing Christine/Raoul (or at the very least, it wasn't made obvious enough), then I don't want to contemplate the fate that might befall Norma/Joe. I don't. Oh, God...

Somebody, please... stop them?