The Greatest Showman (2017)
Good films always raise compelling questions, whether the format is fiction or documentary fact.
what a terribly boring film. I'm sorry but this is absolutely not deserving of best picture and will be forgotten quickly. Entertaining and engaging cinema? No. Nothing performances with flat faces and mistaking silence for subtlety.
The film never slows down or bores, plunging from one harrowing sequence to the next.
An old-fashioned movie made with new-fashioned finesse.
This is my first written review of a movie on IMDB though I'm using it few years ago. This movie is so catchy and keeps you with it all the time. The beat and musics are great and better than that the dance and the show! Just amazing! Loved the show and I would rate it 8-9! That's what it deserves. Sadly, I rated it 7. At the beginning it was going really perfect in the regards that it wasn't using, i.e. promoting the use of animals, in circus. I imagined what a great show that not a great movie let alone but also showing us that shows and circus can be great and even greater with humans only! Horses and dogs are ok cause they can adapt without being tortured. So until the last show loved it till I saw the elephants and lions in the last "greatest" show. This promotes the using of wild animals in a circus and this is really bad! We can't imagine the suffer of those poor animals! So hence I would liked to share my idea and why rated it below its deserved rating!
Jesus zombie Christ! Someone needs to fire whoever mixed this sound. Everything is either imperceptibly quiet or obnoxiously loud. Movie starts with "WHOAAAAAAAAAA!" at THX levels of deafening decibel levels. Cue Jackman, mumble-singing something. Cue once more the deafening "WHOAAAAAA!" chorus to the absolute DELIGHT of my bleeding eardrums. 30 minutes into the movie, and the same pattern continues. Speaking of sound, who fucked up the ADR with Tom Thumb (Sam Humphrey)? It was so obvious and pathetic I had to see who actually voiced the character (James Babson). Secondly, the music itself is not only awful and lazy pop excrement, but it simply does not fit the time period. Hearing modern instruments is just as jarring as if people in this film were using a GPS in their horse-drawn carriages. It sounds like they stole the music from "The Wiz" and added autotune. Say, that's a million dollar idea, let's change ALL the music in Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera to overly poppy autotuned garba...I mean art. Lastly, there is already a superior version of this story, with significantly better music. It's called "Barnum." If you can find a video of it online, Michael Crawford (who made "Phantom of the Opera" a household name) knocks it out of the park with his performance, to say nothing of the fantastic ensemble cast. That's just my misguided opinion; like what you want to like. This just wasn't my cup of tea nor my shot of whiskey.
Great feel good story, great music, and acting. Incredible sets. Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron , and Zendaya are all outstanding.
A good movie., finally. This movie is truly magnificent. This is how you make a musical. It is about being different, accepting yourself, love, family and circus. Also Zac Efron and Zendaya are amazing... Just watch