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!
I usually don't purchase movie musicals because they typically don't translate to film well (with the few, notable exceptions of Chicago, Les Mis, Mary Poppins...). After being covid-cooped up, I had bought every film that interested me and thought, "what the heck, I'll give it a try." W.O.W. !!! It's a great story, the songs are wonderful & catchy and the specials on the disc, especially some of the cast-members' stories about the songs and their roles and lives were very moving. A FILM FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY, TOO!!
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.
I heard this film was a great film to test out the video and audio system in your home theater and not only did it meet my expectations but the movie was actually really good! Right from the beginning the sound from this film blew me away. The music is great and the visuals are astonishing. A must have if you own a tv or projector that can display 4K hdr.