The Greatest Showman is quite a show, even though Dude had some serious concerns about Wolverine dance and sing. He got over it fairly quickly. It is probably one of the best musicals I’ve seen in a very long time and this is mainly because I don’t watch musicals. The family were forced to watch this one because of a nagging Princess. It was worth it.
Yes it’s cheesy and yes it’s predictable and yes it’s an exaggerated life story using extensive poetic licensing…but what a beautiful movie it makes. The set pieces are astonishing, the cast shine throughout and the music is actually something I would listen to. All in all, great family entertainment.
What makes this movie truly spectacular is the message. A message of being human and acknowledging differences in people. A celebration of our uniqueness. It’s a movie that teaches us to be ourselves, to embrace everything that is you. And not conform to what we think other people wants us to be. Because if you chase the latter, you might just find it is NEVER ENOUGH.
PS – I pray that one day a man will look at my daughter the same way Hugh Jackman stares at Jenny in this scene from the Greatest Showman.
Not to ruin the movie for anyone but the real star of this song is the actual singer, LOREN ALLRED. You can watch her life version of the song here.