Why not a filmed stage production?instead?
As for favorite Phantom adaptations, this is pretty far down the list. Gerard Butler's acting is only mediocre, Emmy Rossum's is better but not by much, the Phantom's face only looks burned and he isn't all that ugly really and pretty much stays handsome, doesn't really make people believe he's a madman, Gerard Butler really doesn't have an training in singing and it shows; it's not an appropriate role for him to play, a few things are changed, it doesn't shine like the show does, although Patrick Wilson makes a great Raoul.
It doesn't hold a candle to the stage production, but it gets expensive going to the theatre and this is a way you can watch the story again and again without having to do that. The music is basically the same and therefore beautiful, and it's not completely terrible. The effects and location are very good too, However, I really wish they would have just filmed the stage production like they did with Cats. Andrew Lloyd Webber was just trying to get more money from Phantom once again.