Originally I thought that it was a stupid idea to go see this movie when it was out in the theaters because my friends and I were going to the movies, and they chose The Phantom Of The Opera without me getting to say anything about it. But by the time I got out, after the movie finished, I thought it was great! I have to say that this was the best film I have EVER SEEN! I haven't seen the actual musical, like on stage, but I've heard about it, and it sounds like the movie is ALLOT better! *especially due to the effects since it is a movie* Musicals usually are my favourite kinds of movies. Gerard Butler really suited the roll of the Phantom, in the beggining I thought that he was someone else, I never knew that he was Gerard Butler. I've seen him in Tomb Raider, but I think that he's better in the Phantom Of The Opera. The Phantom is my favourite, I feel sorry for him, and seeing that Gerard Butler played the roll of the Phantom, I find it hard to think of the Phantom as ugly, my friend and I think he's hot! =P So basically, I recomend this movie to everyone! So go and BUY it!! I've watched this movie at LEAST 60 times since it came out, and that was just three weeks ago! So watch the movie! Its great! ^. ^.