In which a new movie makes its impact,
In which the artist decides to not get into the Love/Hate war regarding Russell Crowe's performance because that way lies madness and doom, and we're here for comics and comedy. Doom will come later.
(Seriously, though, I've seen ship wars less adamant and vitriolic than some of the arguments out there...)
Erik belongs to Leroux and Webber.
Norrington belongs to Disney, Bruckheimer, and Davenport.
Javert and Valjean belong to Hugo, Boublil, Schonberg, and Kretzmer. This incarnation done by Crowe and Jackman.