Seriously though, this movie is the text book example of mixed bag.
It has gorgeous cinematography, fantastic visuals, and a production design that feels like it belongs amongst the Hammer Horror movies in how Gothic and atmospheric it is. Even some of the actors, like Emmy Rossum, deliver a genuinely good and heartfelt performance, and the songs are both catchy and really enjoyable.
However, it also has some really confusing and jittery editing; the singing is rather inconsistent (I know different people have different intonations, but this is like going from Luciano Pavarotti to a cat being strangled under water); it has no semblance of rhythm at all, and this Gerard Butler guy as The Phantom is one of the worst casting decisions I have ever seen in my life.
I guess, when it comes down to it, both the good and the bad balance each other so what comes out is a rather okay movie. It’s not the best, but it’s definitely not the worst. If you are a fan of musicals you should definitely give this one a watch, but if the genre doesn’t wow you at all then you should skip it.
And now, if you excuse me, I think I may need a fire extinguisher. These many candles next to a wooden pipe organ…I think I know why this guy got half his face burnt out.
((Featuring Ace Sleeves as “The Phantom”))
Dear Drinkers, this month, we’re going to be taking a look at some cocktails that match the season, on top of the reasons that they’re traditionally deserving honorees. Today’s honoree is probably one of the closest in tone and content; in the manner they’ve chosen to present their blog, and the…
This is going to be very useful for whenever I need to deal with horrible movies that shouldn’t even exist.
I think I’m going to need some in the upcoming weeks.
I AM GOING TO BRONY SCOT!
I have never ever attended a convention outside of my country and in the same year I am going to two. First BUCK and now this one!
I will be selling stuff at my table alongside my buddy Mecha, and we will also be having a panel. That’s right! I am coming in as a guest too! It’s only going to last a day, but it’s going to be super intense, I guarantee it.
Here’s a better look at the prints I will be selling: Jo-Jo Ponies, Classy AJ, Changeling Born, Lethal Coco, Discord Tango, Crashed Twilight, Princess Big Mac.
If you are coming show up at my table, it will be lovely to say hi :D
((OOC: Reblogging this one here to let everyone know where I am going to be this weekend. Hope all goes as well as I hope!))
Seriously though, I have the feeling this is one of those movies that shaped a generation of fans.
It has all the elements of a good science-fiction movie grounded in reality, and it combines them really well. It doesn’t even suffer from what I like to call “80’s Funk”, which is when a movie feels really dated due to the time when it was made. It makes me really happy to see how well it’s aged.
Also, for a story about immortals in an eternal fight against each other over centuries and countries, it’s surprisingly not as over the top as I would’ve imagined. The acting is really good, it has some good bits of comedy here and there, and the sword fights are really engaging. Also that Sean Connery guy is great. He reminds me a lot of a friend of mine.
And now, if you excuse me, the weather in here is freezing. This kilt thing sure brings a draft under it. I’m going to get something more cozy.
((OOC: Brony Scot Themed update! I will be attending as a guest, hope to see you guys there!))