It's not very often I will rave about a film, most are watchable and pretty good, I enjoy watching most films but this one just blew me away. I'm very hard to please when watching tv and films, it has to grab me in the first five or ten minutes otherwise it's lost me. I also get a bit restless when watching something, my attention can drift off and I just don't give it 100%. I do try to think that someone went to an awful lot of trouble to produce what I'm watching - pay attention Sue from the Brew, but it's tricky, until now.
Well I had no trouble with this movie musical. I was hooked straight away. I'd heard people say it was good but I had no idea it was THAT good. The story just grabs you as soon as you take one mouthful of popcorn (in my case a Slimming World cereal bar - woo). The music was fantastic and I believe the soundtrack is number one at this very moment. I loved all the cast, Hugh Jackman is such a lovely man, I really don't think anyone could have fitted perfectly into this role other than him. Zac Efron with his cheeky smile also stole the show, we all love a romance blossoming and the ups and down (quite literally) of life but a happy ending.
The Greatest Showman is inspired by the story of P.T Barnum which sees him go from nothing, to discovering show business and for founding what would become the world famous Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Oh I was in a musical bubble which I don't tend to get in very often unless watching the Sound of Music oh and Miss Saigon it happened with that too. I was completely glued to this, so glued that if my bladder called that it was full I would have had to let it burst......well no I wouldn't go to that extreme but I did feel as though my eyes were completely pinned open to this and were not moving onto anything else very soon.
I wanted to clap after every song and cheer at the good bits. I was that emotional I could have burst into tears at the end. So if you haven't seen this yet you really have to, if you need anyone to go with you I know someone that may go again. I'm definitely downloading it when it's released or will buy the dvd, whatever people do nowadays. I have already downloaded the soundtrack and play it continuously - singing like a proper diva as well.
I think it's the message within this film that got to me the most. The fact that it really doesn't matter what we look like, whether we are big, small, short, tall, black white, gay or straight we are all individuals and have the ability to shine in whatever way we can. We can all have dreams too and if you truly believe in something and have a passion to succeed - just GO FOR IT, don't let anyone tell you can't do it.
'No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else'
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