If your Phantom is so hot that we would gladly have sex with him even without his mask on, you’ve got a problem. Still, turning a horrific masked boogeyman into a total hottie isn’t as unforgiveable as hiring Joel Schumacher, also known as the man who briefly ruined Batman, as the director of this Andrew Lloyd Webber adaptation, which somehow manages to be both overblown and boring all at once.
Agree with everything, except... switch Rent to the second best adaptation and move Little Shop of Horrors to the second worst. Otherwise, spot on. :-)
I thought Phantom of the Opera was a fantastic movie. I have to admit, the Phantom was too much of a good looking actor. Or at least they didn't add enough makeup to make his ugly. But the movie is great. The music is great and the cinematography is also great. It's just a matter of taste I guess.
The Producers was awesome loved it on both stage and screen. Le Miz was better on stage, but still good on the screen too.
It is my opinion, Les Miserable should be on a list of the worst. Tedious and much too long. Like watching a soap opera while riding a roller coaster . Wanted to scream at the screen.
This article is only someone's personal opinion. Critics often base their opinions on what they personally feel for the movie itself. This list above does not make any sense, for many reasons. The Phantom of the Opera (film) follows the stage production adding only one addin and one clarification, but neither follow the actual book as closely as they resemble themselves. As for the King and I, there are several different versions with several different actors, how do you compare on which one you might want to use in an article? I agree with most people's comments so far, the article seems very rushed and not well thoughtout. Maybe she was missing a deadline.
Bad article. I disagree with so much. The Stage-to-Screen versions of Rent, Phantom of the Opera and The Producers were all great!! I have personally seen both Rent and The Phantom of the Opera on stage and I still prefer the film versions. This writer is just so wrong.
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Where is "Fiddler on the Roof"? That one really stunk.
Where is The Best LIttle Whore House in Texas? How about Thoroughly Modern Millie? Did we forget about The Wizard of OZ? Where is Cabaret? South Pacific, Paint Your Wagon, Mary Poppins? I, personally, don't much agree with this all to abbreviated list.
Technically Mary Poppins and Wizard of Oz were not on the stage prior to becoming films but The Wiz was a Broadway musical turned into a bad film with Diana Ross too old to even play the aged Dorothy, what an egotistical mess that was.
These Best and Worse lists are obviously not written by people with any cinematic knowledge! where was "Cabaret" on the "best" list? "Tommy"' while certainly not one of the best films ever made, was not the worst. But it was a ground-breaker, and gave some coherence to the 'Who"s Tommy" rock opera, And Ann-Margret was nominated for a Best Actress oscar. "Grease" was a fun movie, but all of the "teenagers" were too old, especially Stockard Channing. What saved "Grease" was a good cast that had the energy to make things work. Where was "My Fair Lady" on the best list? No, I'm not crazy but "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" left its flaws on Broadway to become a hilarious non-stop laugh a minute film. "Chicago" is #1 musical.
This list is rubbish, rubbish do you hear??? Obviously those who arbitrarily decided on these movies know nothing about quality cinema, or what constitutes bad cinema. Personal preferences should never enter into the analysis.
It is obvious Becky is a liberal idiot. She is way off mark on many on this list. Racist Asian caricatures, give me a friggin' break!
Nonsense! I have seen Phantom on stage in London, NY, Sydney, San Francisco and Denver. The Movie is very, very well done. There is no way it could possibly qualify as the "worst" of anything.
Rich Stacy - If you are referring to the movie with Gerard Butler, I think it was very lame. If you're talking about the Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall, I thought that this was fantastic. Just my opinion...
Whoever came up with this list is an idiot. "Cabaret" is probably the greatest transfer of a musical to the movies and it ALMOST beat out "The Godfather" for Best Picture that year. And "Tommy" was a pop-cult classic with Ann Margret and Jack Nicholson singing (!).
This list is rubbish. The Phantom of The Opera is Epic :P
Another major disappointment - A Chorus Line. Brilliant show. FRUSTRATING movie.
I forgave many changes in A Chorus Line except removing the most popular song (Music and the Mirror) and replacing it with garbage.
How could you leave out Man of LaMancha and Mame. The two biggest muscial disasters of all time from great stage musicals to the biggest bombs of performances by otherwise respected actors and actresses...nothing will ever top Peter O'Toole's massacre of The Impossible Dream. nothing
How about Elizabeth Taylor's massacre of Bring in The Clowns from A Little Night Music?
Sorry, SEND in the Clowns! I massacred the title...:^(
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