The Greatest Showman Review

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A new musical based on the story of P.T. Barnum who is often considered as the starter of show business and our idea of the carnivalesque circus.  

Featuring a star-studded cast - including Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Zendaya – who are clearly passionate about this project which resonates in their performance and their impressive own performance in stunts.  

The film score is very obviously auto-tuned, yet somehow this works as it ties into the storyline which admits Barnum’s use of deception in his circus. There is a continuous discussion throughout the film on whether the deception is worthwhile since it brings joy to the audience. Which can surely be related to the current entertainment industry.  

There are plenty of problems that can be picked out about the film, but the underlying messages are ideals that everyone should be bringing into 2018. Celebrating open-mindedness, acceptance and a storyline of being able to improve yourself even when you’ve hit your worst moment.  

The anthem being This Is Me, a song about standing up and being brave; even when you’ve been mistreated and hurt in the past. Obviously, the circus cast in the film may be an extreme scenario compared to the viewer’s perceptions, but the song can resonate with everyone.  

The most important reason to watch this film is that it succeeds in making the audience leave the cinema feeling happy; so long as they can be open-minded.

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