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...but this sequel, Love Never Dies, is one of those projects where one can't help but wonder, "What was Webber thinking?
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? Do you know how distracting it is to watch a movie and see the microphones protruding from the actors skull? Looks like a third eye or something else unnatural..I'd say skip this at all cost.
Summary: Amazing, fantastic, moving, haunting, wonderful - all of these things and more. I am a real Phantom fan and was concerned after reading comments online regarding this show - have these people actually seen it?
I could watch this over and over and never get bored. The Phontom's voice was superb.
Summary: What can I say? It's amazing, fantastic, wonderful and so moving. I love this just
as much as Phantom of the Opera. I only hope they decide to have a UK tour of this show really soon. I will never tire of watching this and listening to the incredible sound of the Phantom when he sings 'Till I Hear You Sing'. Wow!
Summary: I have been waiting for this blu-ray to come out since seeing it on stage early last year. Love Never Dies is a fabulous show, and the blu-ray version does not disappoint. The colours and sharpness of picture draw you into the performance, the sound is crystal clear. Production and stage set is fabulous. Performances of the cast is excellent. The score is seductive, another Webber hit.
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. The sets are very different from the London show and are amazing. If you liked Phantom, then treat yourself to this sumptious sequel.