Don’t go to see this movie if you want a factual historical account of P.T. Barnum’s life and times. Go to be entertained. Don’t look for depth, just enjoy the music and the dancing…and the colors. This is a family movie that will delight. The songs will be stuck in your head afterward. It’s not an Oscar-nominated film, but it is grand, fun and will boost your mood–if you like any of the actors and don’t mind singing and dancing. Go see it!
Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
What got you to watch this movie (adverts, talent involved etc)? Hugh Jackman…and the soundtrack.
What kept you watching the film? The cast, the music, the colors…it is just entertaining!
What emotional response did the film have on you? During…after? Happiness. My daughter (7) loved it. We’ve seen it 3 times together. The 5-year-old has seen it twice. We listen to the soundtrack all of the time.
Was there anyone in the movie that you identified with at all? No, this one I just let run over me…just enjoyed it and didn’t think too hard.
Would you recommend this to anyone or to only certain friends? My friends who like musicals…
Did any production elements (i.e. sound, costume, art direction, production design) stand out? I felt the colors popped. I loved the filming of it…kept it exciting. It was beautiful to watch.
Would you spend money to see this again? In a theatre/DVD/Streaming? Absolutely.
Is this a movie that you’d like to own? It’s a must.