thelistislife42’s review published on Letterboxd:
This is a weird one because it's really good but at the same time not all that special. It's not particularly interesting. It kept my attention, especially in its use of shadows and colors. It's pretty entertaining and influential to boot. Lon Chaney really was a legend, and this film definitely proves that. My only real problem is that I've always found the Phantom to be the most interesting, relatable, and sympathetic character, and this movie shows him as a pretty simple bad guy. That being said, I don't know if the semi-good-guy interpretation of the character came around until later. Overall, enjoyable and pretty cool at parts, but definitely not a masterpiece or anything.
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Ranking: 2018, First Time Watches
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