This musical about the life of entrepreneur P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) depicts how he found fame and fortune by starting a circus in 1870s America. The Greatest Showman posits Barnum as the creator of modern show business, and a man who believed in celebrating those who were different instead of scorning them. Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Zendaya, and Rebecca Ferguson co-star. Directed by Michael Gracey.~Jack Rodgers
Movie is worth watching & won’t regret it. Great message, soundtrack & story.
4k picture/disc not worthy as some & that’s coming from someone having a calibrated OLED, high end cables & Oppo player!
Weak Atmos level & surround. No height effect on my ceiling speakers from a calibrated 11.2 (7.2.4) setup. When I pop in other movies in, it come to live!
Our family went to watch this movie on Christmas Eve. We hate musicals, and I hadn't seen any previews, so I had no idea what I was getting the family into. Imagine my surprise when the previews ended and Hugh Jackman sang, "Ladies and Gents this is the moment you've waited for." I cringed, and looked over at my husband. He gave me the, "You've gotta be kidding me! We paid $40 to see A STUPID MUSICAL!" look. I shrugged, and mouthed SORRY. We only pony up the money to see movies in theaters, maybe three times a year. If that. Frankly I was mad that we just wasted a ticket.
I sat back, and made up my mind to hate it. But truth be told, I didn't. I liked it. We all liked, but didn't want to admit it out loud to each other. We walked out and all agreed it was better than we thought it would be. Then a funny thing happened. We all kept singing the songs. So... we bought the album. After listening to the songs over and over, we all agreed we needed to go see it again. We loved it, and all agreed it was an awesome movie.
It became an addiction! We kept listening, and the more we listened, the more we loved it. We tried to resist paying to see it again... how silly would that be? After waiting two weeks, we went to see it AGAIN. Now we all agree, BEST MOVIE OF ALLLLLL TIME. Ever. Hands down, our new favorite. It's February 5th and I've already bought a digital copy on Amazon.
Give it a chance! Even if you're like us, and hate musicals!
A very satisfying musical based on the early career of P, T. Barnum. We are introduced to him as a boy and follow his story through marriage, family, the “freak” show, Jenny Lind, and creation of the three ring circus. Music is the most delightful part of the show, however. Drive, intensity, and solid roots in modern music, including hip hop and gospel. Don’t expect circus marches; not even “Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite.” The music sucks you into the show. The best example of that is in the specials. Watch the cast pitch their show to studio execs by singing a power piece that gradually sucks everyone in the room into the “beat” regardless of whether performer or not. In the finished movie, choreography for the production numbers is wonderful, too.
Love musicals, but wasn't real interested when this first came out since I'm not a fan of circuses. However, this was an AWESOME movie! Absolutely loved it! Loved the story line, the acting, the singing, the choreography, the characters, everything! Everyone did a fantastic job. And, Hugh Jackman & Zac Efron . . . nice eye candy. :D I was also actually surprised when it was over as it really flew by. It could have been longer. :D
This story is eloquently constructed, tho some names are the same, this is a loosely based story of Barmums life. and it is magnificent, Wonderful, magical, and inspiring. This musical is mesmerizing, it connects to the viewers that can cast aside, it as, a documentary of barnum's actual life.
There is tenacity and love, a few love stories at once, there is Songs that can be felt and bring personal emotion to the surface, there is whimsy and, oh yes, there is love. Somethings, stay the same, some things change, but no matter how you view it, The songs are impressive, well constructed and hit their mark, the scenes are from the further reaches of the imagination. It is so lovely and amazing that you will get caught up in the heart, or the story, and be cheering for everyone.
I personally love the songs bought the soundtrack. twice, And see this as an iconic journey in finding oneself. but not just for 1 man, but for many,
In the Same contrast as Moulin Rouge, Chicago, Best little wH0Re house in texas, Rent, and other musicals, This takes the cake in being perfectly directed, hitting marks and Making it all come to life. Five stars, this movie was a staple, of my 3k movie collection. Just amazing.