Not really a horror film and I didn't feel the romance aspect of the story enough to convince me, unfortunately, but still it should be seen just for the (wonderful) opera scenes and stunning color cinematography.
At the height of the horror craze came this remake. Never had a "Phantom" looked better with colorful costumes and detailed sets and Claude Rains in the title role. I did think that the opera numbers were too long and dragged down the pace but I can understand why it was included since the main star is a opera singer, but I didn't feel the singing grabbed my attention and her performance is forgettable.
It may not contain the "classic horror" feel of the original, but what this musical does bring to the table is a dramatic revision that is thoughtfully plotted out through the music that accompanies it.
Technicolor's vibrancy brings everything to life, but the opera scenes are superfluous and all except the Phantom seem at times to be mere caricatures of themselves. No one but Rains has energy, and the comedy parts feel misplaced. Not to mention that during the second half the Phantom seems just a side character next to the opera house.
L'histoire d'un forever alone friendzoné qui cherche quand même à pécho la meuf alors qu'elle a déja deux mâles alphas sur le cul.
Pendant ce temps là, le chef d'orchestre trolle tout le monde en étant le pire misogyne possible.
4chan 60 ans avant l'âge.