Friday, 20 April 2018

The Greatest Showman


Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.



I was delighted on my return from Tokyo to find that this movie was one of the many I could watch on the long flight back. I'd heard a lot of good things about it, several people had told me it was a must see movie if you like the musical genre. I'm very much a person who says "I will see for myself".

I have to say that I was not disappointed. I was hooked right from the opening number and it opens with a bang. The songs were catchy and the bits in between were both moving and full of humour. There was one character I didn't like but she was a character trope that often doesn't go down well with me and I don't think that you are really supposed to like her in the end anyway.

That said I cannot recommend this movie enough. As soon as I was back home, I bought myself a copy of the soundtrack because I just couldn't get the music out of my head. Hugh Jackman was amazing and I didn't even mind Zac Efron's performance (though he's not an actor that's ever made it high on my list of favourites). I want to see this again and as soon as the DVD is widely available, I believe I will be purchasing a copy.

The Greatest Showman is still currently showing in selected cinema's around the country.

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