It is a performances centric movie
Let me be very fair here, this is not the best movie in my opinion. But, this movie is fun, it has purpose and is very enjoyable to watch.
The movie's neither hopeful in contrived ways, nor hopeless in different contrived ways. Somehow it manages to be wonderful
It’s sentimental, ridiculously long and only occasionally funny
Just a wonderful uplifting movie about a real person with a big imagination and how he changed people's lives
The Greatest Showman was an hour and a half of jam packed fun, singing and all thing you want from a musical. We loved it and could watch it over and over again. The songs are beautifully crafted, the acting is brilliant and the storyline is great. It is one of my favourite films of the year. If you want a great movie to watch with the family then this is the film for you!
Before watching this movie, I was someone who listened to the critics and based a lot of what I wanted to see on their opinions. This movie changed all that. While it has garnered a mixed review with critics, this movie is widely adored by audiences; guess which group I agree with.First off, let me just say that the music is absolutely STUNNING. My five favorite numbers (in no order) are "The Greatest Show," "Come Alive," "The Other Side," "This is Me," and "Rewrite the Stars." These songs incorporate a mix of Broadway and Pop, and the vocals are absolutely amazing on each and every song!Speaking of performances, they are all outstanding. Zac Efron's return to musicals after the success of High School Musical is well worth the long wait, while Michelle Williams completely took me by surprise with her great singing voice. Rebecca Ferguson and Loren Allred both give Jenny a beautiful voice, but there are three people that steal the show above all the rest: 1) If you're seeing this show, part of the reason why you're seeing it is because of Hugh Jackman; this man truly is The Greatest Showman, and I honestly put his performance here on par with his performance in Les Mis (he seriously should've been nominated for an Oscar here, too); 2) While I never listened to Zendaya's music, I definitely will from here on out. This woman has the VOICE OF AN ANGEL; her performance with Zac on Rewrite the Stars is absolutely heartbreaking and beautiful. Also, for the first time ever, Zac found someone with as much chemistry with him as he had with Vanessa Hudgens; 3) The breakout performance definitely goes to Keala Settle; it is her song "This is Me" that will make you want to get out into the street and start dancing. She has so much power in that voice of hers, and I was so happy to see her perform the song at the Oscars (seriously, this song should've won over Remember Me, and I almost never think that a song should beat out a Disney song).In other words, if you've seen this movie, go and see it. This might just be my favorite movie ever. These guys absolutely hit it out of the park, and if it takes a few years for the critics to realize just how wrong they are, then so be it.THIS IS THE GREATEST SHOW!
If there were a higher than 10 rating I would gladly give it to this film. An anthem for trying to make your dreams come true and also with a theme that no matter what we look like on the outside we are all deserve love. Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams and Zendaya transport us to a world of music, theatricality and dreams that leap off the screen. If you need to remember why movies are a break from the dreary day to day join this cast to see The Greatest Showman! You will not be sorry.