So I didn't have this post on my schedule, and I know that I just posted yesterday (A book review of A Rumored Fortune which you should check out) but I needed to rant a little.
Before I go on, let me give you some background info that will help you understand this rant. I have always loved the Phantom of the Opera. Yes, I've only seen the 2004 movie and I love it. I have read the book and honestly didn't like it that much. But the Phantom of the Opera was the first musical I saw (I saw it as a young child) I mean to listen to the stage version one day, but for now, I only have the movie to go off of.
So what's this rant over? The Phantom and Christine
Mostly how I hate it when people ship them
I am a total Raoul and Christine shipper, I honestly don't understand why people hate Raoul so much. Okay, in the book I hated him, but I love him in the musical. Basically, Raoul + Christine = Meant to be together
I have always thought that when Christine kisses the Phantom at the end, she did it to save Raoul. In fact, I say it everytime we watch the movie. She didn't do it because she was "choosing" the Phantom. Like, he's a father figure to her.
Let's get this straight
Phantom + Christine = Lust
The Phantom might "love" Christine, but from what you see of it, it's lust. Don't confuse love with lust. And she always looked up to him as a father-like figure until she actually met him which just makes their "love" (coughnotlovecoughcough) weirder
Raoul + Christine = Love
Raoul did everything in his power to protect Christine. They were perfect for each other! Just listen too "All I Ask of You". They're there to love, protect, and support each other.
Now let's get down to what really sparked this rant
I absolutely hate it when people do sequels where Raoul and Christine's love goes south.
I saw this "sequel" to the book version of the Phantom of the Opera where Raoul has an affair and like WHAT NO RAOUL WOULDN'T DO THAT OKAY
And, apparently, Andrew Llyod Webber wrote a sequel to the musical where again Raoul and Christine's love flunks NO MR. WEBBER HOW COULD YOU (apparently I'm not the only one with this opinions, the show got such bad reviews that no one funded it or whatever)
RAOUL AND CHRISTINE BELONG TOGETHER OKAY THEY LOVE EACH OTHER TO THE END OF THEIR DAYS AND HAVE A HAPPY MARRIAGE, LOTS OF KIDS. CHRISTINE DOESN'T REGRET CHOOSING LOVE AND NOT LUST SHE KISSED THE PHANTOM TO SAVE RAOUL.
SHE WOULDN'T HAVE THIS
ON HER TOMBSTONE IF IT WASN'T TRUE
YOU SEE THAT
"BELOVED WIFE AND MOTHER"
SHE WAS HAPPY WITH RAOUL AND NO ONE CAN CHANGE THAT SO STOP SHIPPING CHRISTINE AND THE PHANTOM
Please tell me what you think xD