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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Watch of Nah?: The Greatest Showman (The Greatest Show On Earth)

Hello World,

Happy Frederick Douglass's Birthday!

I don't know if you guys remember,  but a while ago I did a Top 10 post about my favorite movies. Well, my list has change because this is definitely my new favorite movie. This of course being The Greatest Show on Earth... pardon, I mean The Greatest Showman!  I have had the profound pleasure of being able to see this film not just once or twice, but several times, and in my humble opinion it is one of the best. Without further ado, here's my review!

Film/ Television Show Information

Name: The Greatest Showman

Genre: Musical

Director : Michael Gracey

Main Cast: : Hugh Jackman,  Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson


1 = Trash

2 =Meh

3 = OK

4 = Solid

5 = Bomb

Acting/ Performance


This film is all about performance and putting on show, and I think all the actors and performers did an excellent job of translating their characters on the screen. They were all great showmen!



Once you put aside historical accuracy and accept the story for what it is - a story, you can appreciation the writing. It's story of acceptance and courage that resonates with so many. At times, it's very funny and other times it's really sad, but it's always captivating! I think Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon weaved together a very interesting tale.



Simply put this movie is visual masterpiece.  It is literally magic on the screen!

Costume Design


The stage costumes are amazing - from P.T. down to the Tattoo Man! And off the stage, the costume designs are both accurate to the times and flattering.

Editing/Special Effects


This film lost a point for the obviously  fake lions and elephants.



This film gets double points for music, because it's just that great. Even if you've never seen the film, you will love the soundtrack. The story is compelling and the scenes are well-acted, but it is the music that makes this film that Greatest Show on Earth!

Overall Rating (average the rating numbers above)  - 5.0

Recommendation: Watch! 😀

Everyone should definitely watch this film! In fact, you should watch live and breathe this film! But in all seriousness, I recommend this film to everyone unless you just hate musicals. But even then, you might still like this one.  Film critic, Sheila O'Malley, wrote "The Greatest Showman is an unabashed piece of pure entertainment punctuated by memorable songs,"(her Full Review) and I think that is the most accurate description of this film. It is just pure entertainment, pure joy, pure fun, and it's the Greatest Show of Earth!

If they're still available, buy your tickets here! Otherwise, pre-order your copy here!

Au Revoir,

P.S. - You should also download the soundtrack!

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1 comment

  1. This is the greatest show! Happy Frederick Douglas’s birthday !


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