Despite lots of negative reviews, I went to watch this movie today with Jo (ok, mainly due to her persuasion), Transformers in tow. I did watch a musical version of this, but it was donkey years ago, so I've not much of a memory of the plot. But from what I saw, I could sorta tell they trimmed some corners here and there. The phantom ended up being the only character that had the most development IMO. However, it was still nice. The music was great and the songs were lovely. And DAMN, that Phantom Theme. It's so bitching. The movie gets 1 whole point just for that theme alone. All in all, I give it 7/10 Momos.