I just got back from "The Phantom of the Opera," and let me say -- wow. I'm still in awe.
I'm aware that there are plenty of people out there who wouldn't agree with me, but you know what? I don't care. It was amazing. Moving, majestic, beautiful ... A true tribute to what a movie should be, especially one with such a creative background.
It may help that I love the story in the first place: the love, the horror, the little bits of humor. And it may be that the music alone is enough. In any case ... Amazing. Not a strong enough word, but all my feeble mind can come up with right now.