I first watched this film when i was about 8-10, and i was amazed and stunned of how beautiful it was. I thought it was one of my favourite films. But then i turned 15 and i saw the 25th anniversary and that completely blew me away. The singing was a hell of a lot better, the acting and effects! Bad parts of movie Emmy rossum cannot act for s***. She just gives that same dazed expression which after a while really angers you why she got the role! Don't get me wrong, she has the perfect look of Christine, but she just cant act! Her singing was good, but i heard her voice was digitally enhanced which misses the whole of a musical...i mean its not a pop song! Gerard Butler is a great actor, but his voice had no comparison to Ramins, JOJ and many others. And the phantoms deformity is terrible, it looks like hes had a mild sunburn or something. Really bad. It just makes the idea of a 'haunted face' being 'distorted deformed it was hardly a face' seem stupid. There was also a lot of costume changes made too, which annoyed me more. Why did they change the Think of Me dress to a white wedding gown? The Point of no return dress to some slinky tart dress? Or the phantoms red death costume which was really pussied out. It just winds me up!
However if it weren't for this film it would have got me into the actual musical so thats why i gave it 3.