Sequel to Webber's Phantom of the Opera is a missed opportunity
1 December 2012
Excerpt: Let's start out by saying that I like the Phantom of the Opera films through their various incarnations, even TV hack jobs like The Phantom of Hollywood, and I really enjoyed Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage musical (whcih I have seen about six times), and the movie made from it..
Excerpt: Yep--Nothing stuck out in this at all-In the POTO, the musical score was excellent..This score was pretty poor. I couldn't even tell you one title of a song, and I just finished watching it..Another down side to this movie...Who staples microphones to the foreheads of the actors?
Conclusion: I watched "Love Never Dies" last night on Blu Ray on it's day of release. I had seen the West End show and loved it, but this Melbourne production exceeded all my expectations. I was worried that the cast would have an Aussie accent, but that is not the case. The whole cast are just superb.
Conclusion: Just a heads up for anybody buying this thats seen the london show this is the Australian production of the show which was a complete reimagining of the london show, different sets, costumes, song order, essentially the same story and music but alot darker in tone.
Conclusion: A very long awaited sequel. Well worth the wait. The music is superb, the special effects are amazing. The story follows the characters to an magnificent ending. As a Phantom of the Opera devoted fan, I would highly recommend Love Never Dies and was devastated when they closed the stage show in...
Conclusion: I don't usually write reviews,but l just felt compelled to just say here that if anyone is considering buying this Blueray,don't hesitate,it is superbly filmed on stage,so good in fact it's like they have made an actual film,the voices and music,the quality and sound are all magnificent,if you...