I saw it a few days ago.
Originally Posted by April
The thing that bugged me the most was when the music was out of sync with their mouths.
YES! That bugged me to no end. I thought the sound system might actually be a little out of sync in the theatre because so much of the timing was off and I thought they wouldn't release the movie with it still so obvious, you know?
I thought the phantom was too young and handsome too. And the makeup job was just laughable. I mean, he's got this teeeeeeennny little mask that covers a sliver of his face, and you can see all around his perfect eye and everything... and then he makes a few appearences with an even teenier mask so the audience (or me and everyone I've talked to) is thinking, "gosh. What does he have, a papercut on his forehead?" because the majority of his face has been visible at one time or another. And then, suddenly, they show his face and half his hair is missing and his eye is all hanging out and stuff. But only in some shots! In others, he looks like a little lotion would fix him right up.
I also didn't like the hair. Lots of it looked very low-budget stage-production to me. Meg's hair was pretty, but looked absolutely fake. The bangs and the way it draped around her ears and the part on top and such- The wig I used to wear (long story. PM me if you don't already know it and would lie to) was basically the same haircut. I looked at that thing every day. I know what a wig looks like. Christing had the Elaine-from-Seinfeld hair-cliff thing going on. where there was forehead and then suddenly, A WALL OF HAIR! which just bugged me.
I also didn't like most of the weird camera work. The funky fades and the ghosty-looking transparent singing Christines (I know there's a word for this. I can't remember what it is though) and the fake-looking fog being piped in from offscreen
Overall, though, I love the show. So I will probably see the movie again and possibly buy it when it's available. I love the music (the guitars! the guitars!) and I thought the girl playing Christine had a lovely voice.
There were a few parts where they'd speak lines that were previously sung. I'm not sure if I liked that or not. On one hand, some lines just made sense as spoken lines. On the toher hand, I'm way too familiar with the music so when they'd be speaking certain lines, I'd be singing them in my head. talk about annoying. geeze.
But... yeah. I still love the show even if I was slightly disappointed with parts of the movie.