I love this movie!

I wasn’t active on the IMDB board when the movie was released. Now free of work responsibilities, I have been rewatching the movie and have seen the stage production on Broadway in 2018. This may be heresy to some, but I much prefer the movie. I think Gerard Butler is the perfect Phantom - made cruel by an evil world but inwardly loving and worshiping beauty. Yes, he is manipulative and I can’t condone the murders but he truly loves Christine and so he allows Raoul to live and for Christine to leave. Emmy is lovely and effective Christine, both innocent and yet drawn to the Phantom as a man. Raoul seems almost like puppy love .

Anyone else want to discuss the movie?