Sunday, 21 January 2018

The Greatest Showman review!

It's no secret that the buzz around The Greatest Showman has been huge! I wanted to find out for myself what made this film so great!

I first saw TGS on January 3rd, just over a week after it's Boxing Day UK release. I went into the cinema not knowing what to expect. I hadn't seen any trailers, I was mainly going off the incredible feedback I was seeing all over Twitter.

As soon as it started, I loved it. The opening scene grips you immediately and I turned to my friend and excitedly whispered 'I LOVE IT ALREADY!'. I cried, I laughed, I danced and I could NOT stop tapping my feet! I came out feeling inspired and I was buzzing! I couldn't stop humming the songs I remembered so when I got home I made sure to download the soundtrack onto my phone.

I knew I would want to see it again, so when I went to see my mum for her birthday I asked her if she had seen it, which she hadn't (yet)! I told her about how much I enjoyed it and that I thought she'd love it, so me, my mum and my sister made a plan to go and see it. So, on Friday, I went with my sister to my mum's in Kent. I was SO excited to see it again and I kept trying not to spoil it for them. We came out of the cinema and they both liked it as much as me! My mum's already ordered the CD of the soundtrack and I spent my whole drive home blaring it out and trying (but failing miserably) to sing along to it!

The film is a musical loosely based on the life of P.T. Barnum, an American showman who brought the magic of the circus to the public in the early 1800's. Hugh Jackman portrays the role with ease and, in my opinion, topped his performance as Jean Valjean in Les Mis! 

So why do I love the film so much? Because it's inspiring. I think the main message it leaves you with is it's okay to be different. It's okay to be whoever you want to be and you can do anything you set your mind to. Life will throw obstacles your way, but it's how you manage to overcome them and
achieve your dreams. It's about finding what make you happy and rolling with it! 

Of course another reason I love it so much is that soundtrack! OH MY GOD! It was written and composed by the same people as La La Land - which I wasn't too crazy about - but it's amazing! Nothing will make me cry like an encouraging ballad such as 'This Is Me' sang so beautifully by Keala Settle. Other favourites include 'From Now On', 'Come Alive' and 'A Million Dreams'. I swear I can't help but tap along to a good beat and the harmonies of an ensemble!! Everything comes together so perfectly!! 

I can understand why I've seen a majority of people on Twitter have seen it more than once. I already want to go again!! I can't wait to buy it on DVD! If this doesn't get made into a theatre show it'll be such a missed opportunity! Seeing it come to life on stage would be too magical and I've no doubt I'd be in tears the whole way through!! 

Have you seen The Greatest Showman? What did you think of it? And if you haven't - why not!? If you're a fan of musicals and feel good films, this one's for you!!

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