Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Phantom of the Opera!

So for forever and a half my friends have been telling me how good Phantom of the Opera is, and how I should see it and all that. And, well I had heard some of the music and thought it was amazing but pretty creepy. So I didn't really have any objections. But I still didn't watch it. I would go to watch it at a friend's house and they realized they didn't know where their copy of it was, and so we would end up watching other epic things like Doctor Who and Harry Potter. ;) Anyway.... last night I went to a friend's house to watch a DIFFERENT movie (Lost in Space) which by the way, was pretty good too... so the friend found out that my sister and I both hadn't seen Phantom of the Opera and so we decided to watch that too. And it was really good. I kind of wanted a better ending. But it's kinda hard to say what I mean without making the movie sound really horrible...which it wasn't! It's like it was becoming really beautiful and amazing and then they just killed it! But anyway... moving on. It was kind of funny though because as I was watching it, I was thinking "Oh my gosh!" it's Twilight all over again! (Except of course, Edward didn't strangle people and he was actually the right one) But it just made me think of it because well, Raoul was super amazing and wonderful (except for the fact that he didn't believe her about the Phantom at first. That kinda ticked me off, not gonna lie) and so I was afraid that he was going to die and she was going to go with the Phantom or something... and her relationship with the Phantom was so unhealthy. And of course, both of them are fighting over her. But the other really weird similarity between it and Twilight was the way it made me feel afterwards. I remember when I went to see Twilight (and possibly New Moon) I came home and felt so depressed. And it was like I didn't want to even think about it, but at the same time that was the only thing that I wanted to do. Read them, watch them, listen to music off the soundtrack, etc. And with Phantom, it was pretty much the same. I came home and was somewhat depressed. But what do I do? I listen to the music (which is so breathtakingly gorgeous! Andrew Lloyd Weber--you're like, my favorite!). Which is really NOT a good way to get rid of movie-induced depression. But oh well...I think that's it for now. I've seen it, and I'm really glad that I did. I'm off to rejoin the real world and listen to happy music! :)


  1. I thought it was super interesting that you made a connection to Twilight ... hmm. As I have been thinking about it this morning I have liked and enjoyed it more and more. The emotions and very real struggles of the characters were powerfully portrayed and I thought their resolution was beautiful and it ended as it should be. The Phantom highlighted the importance, for me, of having a clear line to separate evil from good - of drawing boundaries that allow healthy relationships to happen while avoiding entanglement and enmeshment in that which drags us down.

    On a lighter note, the acting and imagery were stunning ... very beautiful. The story was so intricately woven!

  2. i didn't know what to think about the phantom of the opera. i think i watched it once while having a really really crappy day so that may have not helped anything. maybe i should try again?

  3. Melody - Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I agree. :)
    Suzy - I didn't know what to think of it at first either. In fact when I watched it, the end (as I said above) was not satisfactory to me, and it kind of just depressed me. But then I started to think again about all the music from it and what a beautiful story it was and so I think that made me enjoy it more. I would watch it again, but I think just like anything else, it's not for everyone.

    However, if you don't want to watch that one again, another good classic movie that I would recommend--because of its amazingness--is Les Miserables. Apparently the musical is the best. I've never seen it, but I loved the movie. :)