The Greatest Showman | Movie Review

the greatest showman

Title: The Greatest Showman
Actors: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron
Director: Michael Gracey
Writer: Jenny Bicks, Bill Condon
Length: 105 min
Date: January 2017

About The Greatest Showman

Orphaned, poor but ambitious and with a mind crammed with imagination and fresh ideas, the American Phineas Taylor Barnum will always be remembered as the man with the gift to effortlessly blur the line between reality and fiction. Hungry for more success and money, the son of a tailor will manage to open a wax museum but will soon shift focus to the unique and peculiar, introducing extraordinary, never-seen-before live acts on the circus stage. Some will call it a freak show; however, when the obsessed showman gambles everything on the opera singer Jenny Lind to appeal to a high-brow audience, he will somehow lose sight of the most important aspect of his life: his family. Will Barnum risk it all to be accepted?



I had so many high expectations for this movie. A year ago everyone was talking about it and everyone loved it. But I still hadn’t seen it. Last Saturday, this movie was on a Tv channel and I decided to watch it. First: I thought this would be longer than just 1,5 hour. I was expecting a movie of 2 hours or maybe even longer.

The Storyline is okay, but I immediately fell in love with the songs and choreography. I used to dance in a crew/group and I know when something is good or not. This was so good. It was smooth and awesome. I wish I could dance like that.
But you can see that the music/dance is the most important thing in this movie because the storyline wasn’t special at all. I was maybe expecting more fire. I mean, at one point he starts to care about his success and money instead of his family. But they make up pretty quickly. Not that I was disappointed by this movie, but maybe they could have done more with the story.

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