Everything Wrong With The Phantom of the Opera in 17 Minutes or Less

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The Phantom of the Opera is certainly a movie. And there is "singing" at times. The plot is pretty darn confusing. I guess people love the original stage show and music so much they don't care. But we care! We count sins, dammit!
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  • silvertonguer
    silvertonguer8 hours ago

    This movie is awful. Sure it is but Love Never Dies is even fucking worse. Thank god they never made that shit into a movie.

  • loveanddreambig
    loveanddreambigDay ago

    There actually ARE operas written in English...

  • Jared Tetreault
    Jared Tetreault2 days ago


  • Goldenponyboy Crossback
    Goldenponyboy Crossback3 days ago

    My sister said the mask stays on because there's a hook in the nose that goes up the nostril

  • Princess yonnie
    Princess yonnie5 days ago

    Lon Chaney version of The Phantom of the Opera is not scary to me I don't know how people get scared of him he's like the least scariest character lol well to me he just want to be loved maybe if you go look at the movie you see he's not that bad at all😃

  • Tilly Dee
    Tilly Dee5 days ago

    I give you all credit for recognizing the serious musical sins that exist in this movie... 🤣

  • Dude Really?
    Dude Really?6 days ago

    well actually people did used to laugh at disfigured children getting beat the shit out of. It was supposed to "remove the demon" that caused their disfigurement.

  • Wendy Lou Who
    Wendy Lou Who6 days ago

    My husband said the only good thing about this movie is it didn't cost $100 bucks a seat. And Gerald Butler as Phantom? The only other role more miscast was Russell Crowe as Javert

  • Statalyzer


    5 days ago

    Gerard Butler was far better at singing than Crowe, but then again Crowe wasn't playing a role where his voice is supposed to make people think he's the Angle of Music sent from heaven to be a vocal coach either.

  • Violet Patina
    Violet Patina7 days ago

    And no one mentions the dude that yeets himself under a woman's skirts in the Masquerade scene. My middle school bandmates were always turned into howling idiots from the half-a-second long clip. If I remember correctly, the guy also had dwarfism so he was at the perfect height to do... uh... *stuff.*

  • Celeste Burt
    Celeste Burt8 days ago

    For what it's worth, him having a horse is a bit strange and doesn't make much sense, but it's mentioned in the book the musical is based off La Fantôme de L'Opéra 🤷‍♀️

  • Kick A Clown
    Kick A Clown8 days ago

    lol - you spelled Harry Styles wrong. I laughed, admittedly. Though - if they do another Phantom of the Opera - Harry might be able to play Raoul. He's not a bad actor and I'm critical when it comes to reimaging any movie.

  • Brutal NecroBro
    Brutal NecroBro10 days ago

    Loved this movie nevertheless

  • are you dumb
    are you dumb11 days ago

    What's weird is that in the actual book the phantom first kept Christine for a fortnight but in the movie they speed things up for no reason other than this movie is already 2 hours fricking long...

  • Noémie Claire
    Noémie Claire12 days ago

    4:16 So you are telling me... that they had Ramin Karimloo in the movie... AND STILL WENT WITH GERARD GODDAMN BUTLER TO PLAY THE PHANTOM???? RAMIN WAS R I G H T T H E R R

  • Sovietbat91
    Sovietbat9113 days ago

    I'm surprised you didn't bring up the issue with movie's setting. Real life 1870-1871 Paris was being sieged by the Germans during the Franco-Prussian War, and the Paris Commune occurred too, so lots of violence and destruction...and yet this isn't shown or referenced in the movie. Not sure if the writers didn't do their research or I just missed the clues, but it always bugged me.

  • Chris Carmichael
    Chris Carmichael13 days ago

    I cant believe Joel didnt ruin the story. Andrew was watching him closely

  • Jonathan Braxton
    Jonathan Braxton13 days ago

    it's great music!!!! hurrr durrr i dislike an extremely popular musical im so interesting and eclcetic be amazed! - "CinemaSins"

  • Lizzie Lo.
    Lizzie Lo.14 days ago

    7:16 Haha, evil... true :/

  • abbie
    abbie15 days ago

    in the musical, the phantom is mysterious and unknown, but it's funny because in the novel he sits at a dinner table full of staff/patrons and makes everyone wildly uncomfortable.

  • Li-Li Mandragon

    Li-Li Mandragon

    13 days ago

    That’s why he’s scarier in the novel in my opinion, he alternates between being a quote a terrifying shadow that follows behind Christine and a man child who flips and loves attention

  • Luna Plateada
    Luna Plateada15 days ago

    "The Phantom Of The Opera"...I love you!!!!!

  • Luna Plateada
    Luna Plateada15 days ago

    !!!Fabuloso Film!!!

  • alex thelizardking
    alex thelizardking16 days ago

    This is my favorite interpretation of Christine's relationship with the phantom. She loves him and owes him everything but she also just wants to be free.

  • masarusenpai
    masarusenpai16 days ago

    Everything wrong with Jesus Christ Superstar when?

  • Milie
    Milie17 days ago

    The 20 000 francs left for the phantom are « anciens francs » (old francs), these francs were converted in «nouveaux francs » (new francs) in 1958. 10 anciens francs = 1nouveau franc By today’s standards the 20 000 francs left for the phantom would be closer to 80 000$. A substantial amount of money but far from 900 000$

  • regalshot.24
    regalshot.2418 days ago

    Ohhh I get it, he's batman.

  • Wangxian gives me lyphe
    Wangxian gives me lyphe19 days ago

    awwwwww-eeeewwwww ekkekeke😂

  • Byrdie W
    Byrdie W22 days ago

    On the topic of the existence of English-language operas: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opera_in_English

  • ThatGreenDayFreak
    ThatGreenDayFreak23 days ago

    They wasted a perfectly good Ramin Karimloo. HE WAS RIGHT THERE. He is one of the god tier actors who has played the phantom and they wasted him. Too bad Ramin was playing Raoul around this time.

  • Edison Maylig
    Edison Maylig23 days ago

    H I S B A T M A N

  • George Oldsterd
    George Oldsterd23 days ago

    Christine's blonde friend shows up in the Phantom's hideout, all action-girl, sword in hand, and... Nothing happens. Her action-girl schtick is wasted, is what I'm saying. *DING!*

  • William Steinhour
    William Steinhour24 days ago

    I don't think I've laughed that hard since before covid! Awesome work!!!!

  • the ford
    the ford24 days ago

    The best part is when Love Never Dies is completely forgotten.

  • I, Piano Guy
    I, Piano Guy25 days ago


  • Priscilla Jimenez
    Priscilla Jimenez25 days ago

    The phantom killed the dude because he saw who was ans what he looked like.

  • Priscilla Jimenez
    Priscilla Jimenez25 days ago

    Wasn't it implied that the phantom's voice was enchanting, hence why Christine and even others seemed to be under his spell?

  • Priscilla Jimenez
    Priscilla Jimenez25 days ago

    Why is he shocked they were partying? In the song they say the phantom had disappeared for months.

  • Priscilla Jimenez
    Priscilla Jimenez25 days ago

    Not only did Christine appear with eye shadow but she passed out with stockings on and then woke up with them off.

  • Priscilla Jimenez
    Priscilla Jimenez25 days ago

    Why does he get on them for singing...it's a musical!

  • Vali Bunneh
    Vali Bunneh25 days ago

    My friend and I played a drinking game once where we took a shot every time someone said "christine" ," the phantom of the opera" , or "raoul"; we didn't even make it halfway through the movie 😅

  • Laura Tude
    Laura Tude27 days ago

    "Aaaaaaaawwww eeeeeewwww" hilarious

  • kathrynm37
    kathrynm3727 days ago

    Is it just me or does the woman wearing a boat in her hair look kind of like January Jones? 10:00

  • Christiana Crispen
    Christiana Crispen27 days ago

    Watch the other one he stitches his face in the beginning

  • Zachary Arcand
    Zachary Arcand28 days ago

    17:18 Hey Joker! You won't believe who's joining Smash Bros! Another Phantom!

  • Amarie
    Amarie28 days ago

    I never thought this all took place in like 3 days lmao I dont think the first opera and the one where Carlotta returns are meant to be one day apart.

  • Ślepa Gienia
    Ślepa Gienia28 days ago

    10:41 It wasn't 24 hours - it took a few weeks or months

  • Aidan Phillips
    Aidan Phillips29 days ago

    Actually it's reasonably common for repertory houses like the Paris Opera to stage different operas almost every day of the week. Usually though its due to stage crew working tirelessly through the night to strike down and store sets - and the lake underneath the opera house was historically used for barges to come through from the River Seine and take the previous evenings set into storage elsewhere in the city (probably near the docks).

  • phanfinger
    phanfinger29 days ago

    Let's just be honest here, Gerard's voice is not remotely good in this movie.

  • Li-Li Mandragon

    Li-Li Mandragon

    13 days ago

    He still does a passable job, should’ve made him actually scary looking though.

  • D Desmedt
    D DesmedtMonth ago

    God I lasted 1 minute and 10 seconds... dreadful voice over and clip!

  • Handmaiden to Death
    Handmaiden to DeathMonth ago

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for doing Phantom of the Opera! I love the movie, but there's a lot wrong.

  • Leslie Ann Salmon
    Leslie Ann SalmonMonth ago

    Can you guys do a Niel Brien movie? I would absolutely watch the heck out of that....

  • NicolaiAAA
    NicolaiAAAMonth ago

    lmao calling Gerard Butler Geostorm got me good

  • Sidney Rose
    Sidney RoseMonth ago

    One of most popular musicals of all time is about a woman being stalked and lewed by two jealousy possessive men . . . *y i k e s*

  • Tornado Girl
    Tornado GirlMonth ago

    19:11 Any time there is a sword fighting scene in a movie they always use the audio from The Princess Bride.🤣🤣🤣

  • Cooper Creations
    Cooper CreationsMonth ago

    Biggest sin of phantom is that Daroga is not in it. How the heck can you not have the best character in the book in the musical? Can we agree to boot someone out like Madame Giry and write Daroga in!!!??? Also I would love to see him do love never dies. (Laughs in evil)

  • Sunflower
    SunflowerMonth ago

    The horse actually exits in the book, I remember that very clearly. There is even an explanation why its there. So sadly, she wasn't riding the Phantom

  • Li-Li Mandragon

    Li-Li Mandragon

    13 days ago

    Of all the things to carry over from the book, the horse was least necessary. Giving Christine back her spine and brains on other hand.

  • Aaron Fangheart
    Aaron FangheartMonth ago

    I grew up with The Phantom of the Opera it's a wonderful movie and a great book also. It's beautiful and I think it's underrated

  • Aaron Fangheart

    Aaron Fangheart

    13 days ago

    Oh no your right the movie doesn't follow the book at all but then again they can't keep everything from the book you know. I still loved it

  • Li-Li Mandragon

    Li-Li Mandragon

    13 days ago

    I love the book, the musical overshadows it too much which is a shame since it’s a horror classic.

  • Aileen Schneider
    Aileen SchneiderMonth ago

    Being able to perform a totally different show every night is kind of the system every big German opera house for example maintains. It's called repertoire system. You have all the costumes, stage pieces etc. stashed away and when you need it, it can be build in 8 hours or so. The singers and the dancers have several roles and routines (which were at that time often the same for different operas) memorized and ready for when they are requested. I think, even some of the set pieces were often reused and therefore it was and is totally possible to have different shows for every day of the week.

  • Statalyzer


    5 days ago

    Sure, but 3 plays in 3 days when two of them *were not memorized and planned beforehand* ?

  • Amara Woolery
    Amara WooleryMonth ago

    The 25th Anniversary live version of this musical is infinitely better than the movie and i will die on this hill

  • Cooper Creations

    Cooper Creations

    Month ago

    And I will die on that hill with you as well! Long live the 25th anniversary!

  • John Sheehan
    John SheehanMonth ago

    👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎. You are entitled to your opinion about this movie but. I know a bully when I see one. And you are bullying and insulting Andrew Lloyd Webber. simply by creating this video

  • Amara Woolery
    Amara WooleryMonth ago

    When you came in with "male nipples pasties" I almost spit out my tea

  • killjoyskeepmakingnoise
    killjoyskeepmakingnoiseMonth ago

    There needed to be another sin added because the Phantom's Masquerade costume is so much cooler in the musical and should have been in the movie

  • Li-Li Mandragon

    Li-Li Mandragon

    13 days ago

    What you didn’t like red gay pirate outfit?

  • Deja Noel
    Deja NoelMonth ago

    I've always wondered why she suddenly had a Smokey eye in the beginning T~T

  • Lissandale
    LissandaleMonth ago

    The real irony is he isn't even ugly with the mask removed. A little bit of scarring can't make Gerard Butler ugly.

  • Li-Li Mandragon

    Li-Li Mandragon

    13 days ago

    It’s so fucking dumb, it’s like Zuko in The Last Airbender

  • FutureBerea Alumn
    FutureBerea AlumnMonth ago

    Don Juan rehearsals begin after the cemetery scene in the stage production. The actual performance is most certainly NOT the next day.

  • FutureBerea Alumn
    FutureBerea AlumnMonth ago

    “He killed a dude just a few weeks ago.” Bouquet has been dead for about 6 months.

  • Nicolas Kiergras
    Nicolas KiergrasMonth ago

    YEEAAAAASS JUST GOT THIS IN THE RECOMENDATIONS RIP THIS APART! but I do love this... But also am loathe to know that we could've had Huge jackman and Ann Hathaway as our leads... *Cries in what should have been*

  • Li-Li Mandragon

    Li-Li Mandragon

    13 days ago

    It should get a proper animated adaptation.

  • RandomFunLex
    RandomFunLexMonth ago

    1,032 to 1 😂😂😂

  • Chat Noir
    Chat NoirMonth ago

    *He's batman*

  • Chat Noir
    Chat NoirMonth ago

    Still better than cats

  • Eren Stormborn Atreides
    Eren Stormborn AtreidesMonth ago

    These are starting to get less and less views right? It's- like the novelty's worn off. It's too random and arbitrary. He needs to do like a Key so that people can keep up and anticipate the Sins he's gonna hand out. There are a few mainstays. Everybody knows the logos are gonna be one. Everybody knows what's gonna get a "That's racist". He's gotta codify the shit

  • Eleanor Shakespeare
    Eleanor ShakespeareMonth ago

    The boat in the woman's hair was actually the fashion during the time period of the opera setting. During the reigns of Louis XV and Louis XVI having big wigs with different decorations was the thing, such as boats, fruit, nests, birds, other animals etc.

  • Cyndra Kent
    Cyndra KentMonth ago

    I hope this is satire.

  • Ew I can’t even
    Ew I can’t evenMonth ago

    I thought 'wow, 118 sins is a lot less than I thought!'... and then the bonus candle round happened.

  • Serasia
    SerasiaMonth ago

    Of course the horse in that underground sequence was just a dream, and Christine really was riding Erik. There were no horses after the Horse Plague. Just ask Baldrick from Blackadder. He had to stand-in as a mount when Blackadder became a highwayman.

  • Statalyzer


    5 days ago

    Riding Erik, or "riding" Erik?

  • ghosttclubb
    ghosttclubbMonth ago

    LMAOO the ending harry potter scene got me

  • Jade O'Malley
    Jade O'MalleyMonth ago

    You guys need to watch the BBC version that’s not a musical. It has Charles Dance as the phantom.

  • Li-Li Mandragon

    Li-Li Mandragon

    13 days ago

    Accurate looking Christine, good mask, Charles is awesome. It’s a solid show, wish we got accurate film adaptation of the book

  • Sa Mos
    Sa MosMonth ago

    Can't unsee young Ramin Karimloo as Harry Styles. THANKS A LOT!

  • Gabrielle Park
    Gabrielle ParkMonth ago

    actually there are quite a few operas in english. however i dont believe so at that time period

  • sorry, i have rehearsal
    sorry, i have rehearsalMonth ago


  • Jer Lewis
    Jer LewisMonth ago

    This is the standard for why a play should not be made into a film.

  • Valerie vB
    Valerie vBMonth ago

    I really like this musical/ movie yet I almost died laughing a couple times and had to rewind XD

  • broken foxx
    broken foxxMonth ago

    Raoul is one of the worst characters. I don't know if I hate him or Marius more. Really, like we need some decent romantic leads in musicals. Doesn't help that Patrick Wilson is like if beige were a person

  • broken foxx

    broken foxx

    13 days ago

    @Li-Li Mandragon I have read Phantom but it's been sooo long since I did, I don't remember very much of it. Les Mis I read some of but ended up giving up on it. I should try and go back to it tho. Raoul just always came off as a complete idiot. Marius... well, he and Cosette can have each other. All the good characters in Les Mis die!

  • Li-Li Mandragon

    Li-Li Mandragon

    13 days ago

    I prefer Musical Marius to book Marius (he fucking stalks Cosette for hundreds pages). Book Raoul is a much better character than Musical/film Raoul.

  • Jacob Dean
    Jacob DeanMonth ago

    I’ve always loved this movie. Does it compare to the Michael Crawford and Sarah brightman version? Not so much. But Emmy rossum plays a wonderful and charming Christine, and Gerard butler should be credited for a pretty decent vocal performance with no history in musical theater. Also, you can’t tell me that the movie doesn’t look pristine. It’s beautifully designed by the people who designed the original stage play. It would have done much better if released to today’s audience. The hair styles, the fashion, it’s all much more suited to a gen z/ millennial audience.

  • Dana Mackaaij
    Dana MackaaijMonth ago

    I prefer the 25th anniversary cd over this anytime though i have to admit i liked the movie scenery a lot. From both, a lot of the plot is not explained and changed MASSIVE from the book and at some aspects don't even make sense at all

  • Sophie Hagedorn
    Sophie HagedornMonth ago

    I am SO here for the Raoul slander. He sucks.

  • Li-Li Mandragon

    Li-Li Mandragon

    13 days ago

    In the musical and film, in the book *he’s my favourite character.* Raoul is so underrated, in novel it’s mostly from his POV and his relationship with Christine is genuinely fleshed out.

  • tik tak
    tik takMonth ago

    *And honestly this plot can go f*ck itself* ... 😂😂😂 ROFL

  • Biiibs Thompson Aron
    Biiibs Thompson AronMonth ago

    NO criticising the beautiful, timeless and goosebump-inducing first few seconds of the Phantom of the Opera's song and motif. ITS BEAUTIFUL, TIMELESS AND -

  • Dee Elle Bee
    Dee Elle BeeMonth ago

    my biggest issue with the 2004 Phantom, is that they moved it to a time when the story COULD NOT have taken place. in 1870, France was in the middle of the Franco-Prussian War, and the opera house, which was called the Palais Garnier, not the Opera Populaire, wasn't even finished or opened yet. It was, in fact, used for a field hospital/base both for the French in the war, and by the rebels in the revolution right after. one thing i find both hilarious and mildly embarrassing for the film industry; in 1925, Lon Cheney used tape, cotton balls, and piano wire to make his face look more funkily skeletal. and even to date, almost 100 years later, it's still the closest deformity to the original book

  • Mira Lang
    Mira LangMonth ago

    Christine and Raoul are the most useless protagonists I've ever seen.

  • Li-Li Mandragon

    Li-Li Mandragon

    Month ago

    The musical and this did em dirty, they’re much better in the book. Christine has a brain and so does Raoul.

  • Alex Stanek
    Alex StanekMonth ago

    I feel like there should've been a sin round for all the "There are too many props in these scenes" and "This shot goes on for way too long"

  • Noice Froog
    Noice FroogMonth ago

    dont get me wrong this video I love and its right in time for my reoccurring phantom boner. But he killed the "stagehand" because he was spreading bad rumors in that previous scene and ms giry even forshadows that he should watch his tongue and trys to intimidate that behavior out of him so surely she would know that that behavior wouldnt be passable. Also Its kinda genius that he makes 2 points at once "disaster beyond imagination" for not listening and dont talk shit about the phantom hes sensitive.

  • Noice Froog

    Noice Froog

    Month ago

    Yikes im annoying

  • Noice Froog

    Noice Froog

    Month ago

    and as a general rule the keep your hand at the level of your eye was a good rule of thumb sure doesnt help with the water trap w/e the fuck that was but he dropped his hand with the gate jump scare and dropped his hand got choked........and no you can never have enough candles.

  • Noice Froog

    Noice Froog

    Month ago

    13:00 and no act 2 makes every production, final lair and point of no return are also fucking bangers with loads of nuance that the cast get to really shine their acting skills on, in my opinion the most satisfying of the show

  • Finnian
    FinnianMonth ago

    Lmao when you give sins for French architecture like fr I'm confused

  • Aaron Fangheart
    Aaron FangheartMonth ago

    I cannot believe you did it y'all actually did it and this is why I love this channel. Now the question remains can you sin The Outsiders ? You know why you can't BECAUSE THAT MOVIE IS FLAWLESS

  • Void Critter
    Void CritterMonth ago


  • ProductBasement
    ProductBasementMonth ago

    The main theme deserves at least 10 sins. Not just for the cheesy synth they recorded it with either. da da Da DA DAAAAA..... DA DA Da da daaaa.... da da Da DA DAAAA... Honestly, it sounds like something a 10 year old would come up with while learning scales. Plus the rhythm is so hokey. Sounds like if Weird Al did part of a Volbeat song in one of his polka-rama songs. That might be passable as _a_ song in a musical that has some truly gorgeous, haunting pieces, but the main theme??

  • Doodle
    DoodleMonth ago

    Something that really irks me about this movie is that they take lines from songs and turn them into lines instead of lyrics

  • Akane Tsunemori
    Akane TsunemoriMonth ago

    14:03 finally someone notice

  • Lucas Viana
    Lucas VianaMonth ago

    "I've been looking so long for you, now you won't get away from my grasp You've been living so long in hiding, and hiding behind that false mask You know, and I know that you ain't got long now to last Your looks and your feelings are just the remains of your past You're standing in the wings, there you wait for the curtain to fall And knowing the terror and holding you have on us all Now, I know that you're gonna scratch me and maim me and maul And you know I'm helpless from your mesmerizing cat call Keep your distance, walk away, don't take his bait Don't you stray, don't fade away, yeah Watch your step, he's out to get you, come what may Don't you stray from the narrow way, yeah I'm running and hiding in my dreams, you're always there You're the Phantom of the Opera, you're the devil, you're just out to scare You damaged my mind and my soul, it just floats through the air You haunt me, you taunt me you torture me back at your lair"

  • Ana Kelly
    Ana KellyMonth ago

    Patrick Wilson. I remember watching him on those Conjuring movies.

  • Anchen Kok
    Anchen KokMonth ago

    You missed the roll credits at the 33s mark