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This review is from: Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies (DVD)I saw it when it came out for theaters... Let me rephrase that, I was forced to go see it because I REALLY didn't want to go. I had all ready found out what would happen, and I can't begin to explain how much I despised Andrew Lloyd Webber for just destroying Phantom for me. 1st off, as much as I dislike Raoul, there is no way that he somehow turned into a drunkard and gambler. He is to much of a twelve year old girl. 2nd, New York... Really? He disliked leaving the opera house before and was a recluse what made them think that it was okay to stick him on a boat and ship him off to America? I had read the reviews for the London performance, and not just the critics. I had also heard some of the music from the London cast. I really didn't want to see it.
What saved this version was that it was the Australia version. Parts of the music had been changed, they had chosen a great Christine, and their Erik was AMAZING. He really made the Phantom come to life. I am pre-ordering it. If you are a Phantom purist, you're going to have to let it stand alone from the movie/play/book, and if you can do that you'll find that it actually is really good.