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The Phantom of the Opera or Sweeney Todd?

MegMayhem 2009/12/07 00:24:46
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The Phantom of the Opera is an amazing classic. Sweeney Todd is also a bit of a classic, a twisted one.
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  • Matt Skinner 2009/12/18 02:26:16 (edited)
    Sweeney Todd
    Matt Skinner
    +3
    I never understood POTO. i found it just as comical as Sweeney Todd but for a different reason. Sweeney Todd isn't meant to be taken seriously; its the dark humor, the great music, and ridiculousness of the plot that makes it entertaining. Phantom never made sense to me. It was supposed to be a serious love story, but i could think about was how funny the phantom looked and what a bad singer Gerard Butler was in it. However, i do appreciate the music in POTO (not as much as Sweeney Todd).

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  • Steven Wasserman 2012/06/27 03:30:14
    The Phantom of the Opera
    Steven Wasserman
    If you are basing it solely off the movies, Sweeney Todd is better. Gerard Butler did not look monstrous as the Phantom, merely poorly burned. The movie had way too many flaws for my enjoyment. it was flawed. Tim Burton recreated Sweeney Todd very well comparably. It was enjoyable and very well casted, I believe. However, comparing the original broadway musicals, Phantom of the Opera is much better. Michael Crawford and Sara Brightman of course were BRILLIANT in the original cast of Phantom. Not a single flaw, I find, with the play. Even the 25th anniversary DVD of Phantom (Phantom 25), was fantastic- Ramin Karimloo being one of my favorite Phantoms and Sierra Boggess just owning the role in every way possible. I mean,the 1979 Broadway Cast of Sweeney Todd was beyond fantastic, with George Hearn as Sweeney Todd and Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Lovitt, but compared to Phantom, there is no winner. long story short, the movies suck, buy and watch Phantom 25, and 1979 Sweeney Todd.
  • Veronica Hernandez 2011/12/13 17:35:30
    The Phantom of the Opera
    Veronica Hernandez
    +1
    I absolutely love both this is seriously difficult but I'm going to have to chose the Phantom. I love both equally but there was always something about the Phantom that I can never get over. <3
  • Billy 2011/06/13 06:54:14
    Sweeney Todd
    Billy
    POTO WAS confusing, but it made sense in the end. And yes it was a love story with two men and a woman. A love triangle which i like in some movies. But I absolouty loooovvveee Sweeney Todd. Like Matt Skinner had said the dark humour was hilarious, and I love the music in it. It is truly unique to compare to POTO. Definatly a rule breaker for music in Sweeney Todd :)
  • anonymous111 2010/10/21 15:13:02
    The Phantom of the Opera
    anonymous111
    I Love Sweeney Todd and I watched every day for a year, but I LOVE Phantom of the Operah alot more, and I only saw it once.
  • teamJasper<3 2010/04/11 13:41:48
    The Phantom of the Opera
    teamJasper<3
    +1
    I love The Phantom of the Opera. I've only seen Sweeney Todd once but thought it was a decent movie it did have quite a few of my favourite actors in it, but The Phantom of the Opera has to be an all time fave. My mum loves it and brought the dvd home once and since then I've loved it and was heaps annoyed when my parents went to see one of the stage productions and didn't take me. :)
  • Emily 2010/03/06 14:27:09
    Sweeney Todd
    Emily
    +2
    OMFG!!!!!! UR ASKING ME TO DESIDE??????.......I CANT...I AM WATCHING SWEENEY TODD RIGHT NOW, BUT I MEAN THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA HAS GERARD BUTLER!!!!!!!OMG:(
  • Matt Skinner 2009/12/18 02:26:16 (edited)
    Sweeney Todd
    Matt Skinner
    +3
    I never understood POTO. i found it just as comical as Sweeney Todd but for a different reason. Sweeney Todd isn't meant to be taken seriously; its the dark humor, the great music, and ridiculousness of the plot that makes it entertaining. Phantom never made sense to me. It was supposed to be a serious love story, but i could think about was how funny the phantom looked and what a bad singer Gerard Butler was in it. However, i do appreciate the music in POTO (not as much as Sweeney Todd).
  • Becca 2009/12/09 08:33:30
    The Phantom of the Opera
    Becca
    Now I want to watch it! I haven't seen it in a while.
  • reignfyr 2009/12/08 22:27:52
    Sweeney Todd
    reignfyr
    I just couldn't make it through the whole movie. Im glad I never went to see the play. Sweeny Todd was disturbing, but a very good watch. Much like the Legend of sleepy Hollow. movie glad play sweeny todd disturbing watch legend sleepy hollow
  • ~|*Lüρэ*|~ 2009/12/07 18:01:12
    The Phantom of the Opera
    ~|*Lüρэ*|~
    +2
    Sweeney Todd totally was a disappointment to me! it was one of the stupidest movies i've ever watched. i mean johnny depp is hott and i will say he did his thang but the movie overall UUUCK!!!!!
  • UNEEQ ~|*Lüρэ*|~ 2009/12/07 20:01:27
    UNEEQ
    +1
    Totally agree with you!
  • ~|*Lüρэ*|~ UNEEQ 2009/12/10 19:53:18
    ~|*Lüρэ*|~
    im glad someone does! lol. oook someone take a look at this shit (look where i left my comment) and tell me if this girl needs to back the fuck off....i mean hey! sodahead is opinion based! http://www.sodahead.com/enter...
  • UNEEQ ~|*Lüρэ*|~ 2009/12/10 21:31:03
    UNEEQ
    In my comment - I am agreeing with you! I though Sweeney Todd was a waste of time. Why are you telling me to back off when I totally agree with you??
  • ~|*Lüρэ*|~ UNEEQ 2009/12/14 15:41:56
    ~|*Lüρэ*|~
    no i was sayin to click the link that i put on there and look at this girl who just attcked my opinion for no reason, i said she needed to back off, lol. not u!
  • UNEEQ ~|*Lüρэ*|~ 2009/12/14 21:32:59
    UNEEQ
    Sorry, yes I watched the link and agree with you! My mistake.
  • ~|*Lüρэ*|~ UNEEQ 2009/12/18 01:52:32
    ~|*Lüρэ*|~
    its ok, lol. yeah that really made me mad tho.and she's still going at it, people never know when to fuck off and leave shit alone! gosh! i swear.......and ppl wonder why some ppl snap and start choppin pplz heads off. lol......i wouldnt snap that far, but still. lol.
  • Emily ~|*Lüρэ*|~ 2010/03/06 14:29:38
    Emily
    +1
    U R STUPID.....SWEENEY TODD IS LIKE THE BEST MOVIE EVER!!!!!!!.....BUT THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA IS VERY GODD..I CANT DECIDE WHICH IS BETTER!:(
  • ~|*Lüρэ*|~ Emily 2010/03/20 05:01:10
  • Artemis 2009/12/07 10:57:14
    Sweeney Todd
    Artemis
    +1
    I've never seen the entirety of the Phantom of the Opera. I turned it on during the middle, started laughing at how ridiculous it looked, and turned to something else. Sweeney is awesome.
  • dw<3 2009/12/07 03:11:43
    The Phantom of the Opera
    dw<3
    +1
    They are both amazing though=)
  • T*A*Y 2009/12/07 02:07:32
    The Phantom of the Opera
    T*A*Y
    +1
    I like Sweeney Todd too, but Phantom is SO amazing.
  • MegMayhem T*A*Y 2009/12/07 07:24:45
    MegMayhem
    +1
    Almost too amazing
  • The Phantom of the Opera
    Lady Jules ♥♥ in Lestat I trust ♥♥
    +1
    I like both but would have to pick Phantom just because my favorite actor was in the movie version. Stage version rocks too.
  • Chancy99: Plague Rat 2009/12/07 00:59:47
    Sweeney Todd
    Chancy99: Plague Rat
    Only Cause I Haven't Seen POTO yet. T__T
  • MegMayhem Chancy9... 2009/12/07 07:24:24
    MegMayhem
    When you do, I suggest the newer version, I am head over heals for the Phantoms personality, looks, and voice, I could watch it all day.
  • UNEEQ 2009/12/07 00:43:51
    The Phantom of the Opera
    UNEEQ
    +2
    The Phantom is awesome, I have had a crush on him for years, I bet he would be 'hot' in bed (??)

    Christine was a real bitch for going with Raoul and not the Phantom :(

    I cry every time I see it, so incredibly mysterious!

    bet hot bed christine real bitch raoul phantom incredibly mysterious
  • MegMayhem UNEEQ 2009/12/07 07:23:23
    MegMayhem
    Me too!
  • pyromikamaniac 2009/12/07 00:41:54
    Sweeney Todd
    pyromikamaniac
    Only because I've yet to see The Phantom of the Opera.
  • MegMayhem pyromik... 2009/12/07 07:23:12
    MegMayhem
    +1
    When you do watch it, I suggest the newer version, I love it so much, warning you though, the Phantom is extremely seductive haha
  • pyromik... MegMayhem 2009/12/07 12:19:19
    pyromikamaniac
    Well now of course I have to go see it!
  • MegMayhem pyromik... 2009/12/10 00:30:10
    MegMayhem
    +1
    I bought it at Walmart for two dollars haha
  • Deactivate Pl0x 2009/12/07 00:29:35
    The Phantom of the Opera
    Deactivate Pl0x
    POTO has better music, though I do love a good cannibal musical
  • Lady Suspicious 2009/12/07 00:28:28
    Sweeney Todd
    Lady Suspicious
    +1
    A lot better imo
  • blithium 2009/12/07 00:26:56
    Sweeney Todd
    blithium
    Depends on who's acting. Phantom is usually better, but if you get a good Sweeney (George Hearn), it blows Phantom out of the water every single time.
  • MegMayhem 2009/12/07 00:26:19
    The Phantom of the Opera
    MegMayhem
    +1
    How could I choose otherwise? I could watch The Phantom of the Opera all day. (Though I do like Sweeney Todd).
  • Deactiv... MegMayhem 2009/12/07 00:31:16
    Deactivate Pl0x
    Lol when the new-ish phantom movie came out I watched it everday for a few months
  • MegMayhem Deactiv... 2009/12/07 07:21:42
    MegMayhem
    +1
    Same here, only I still am lol
  • Deactiv... MegMayhem 2009/12/07 09:29:43
    Deactivate Pl0x
    hahah :D
  • MegMayhem Deactiv... 2009/12/10 00:30:49
    MegMayhem
    +1
    What can I say? I am officially obsessed lol
  • Deactiv... MegMayhem 2009/12/10 10:06:04
    Deactivate Pl0x
    +1
    Lol can't blame ya. You ever seen the live show?
    I got to go to france a year ago and see the opera house :D

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