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The Greatest Showman Review

On Sunday night, the musical circus film “The Greatest Showman” won a Golden Globe for best original song for “This is Me” sang by Keala Settle. By Monday morning, the album was number one on the Billboard charts.

“The Greatest Showman” was also up for Best Original Picture—Musical or Comedy, and Best Actor (Hugh Jackman).

“The Greatest Showman” stars Jackman as P.T. Barnum, who starts as a young orphan but rises to fame as he grows up when he creates the world’s first circus.

The biopic musical brought to life a valuable message of acceptance. Barnum pulled out the strange people of New York City (such as the Bearded Lady, the shortest and tallest men in the world and the trapeze twins) and turned them into stars.

Jackman’s never ending grin and glimmering eyes convey P.T. Barnum as the magical man he was. The film certainly would not have been the same without charismatic Jackman as Barnum. Jackman gives the film the tenderhearted sensation through his soaring voice and charming appearance.

“The Greatest Showman” soundtrack features songs written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“La La Land” soundtrack writers), and stars Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Zendaya.

“The Greatest Showman” playlist is one that I highly recommend plugging into your aux cord if you are in the mood to sing along. Each lyric is cleverly written and tells a story that builds the plot of the film.

Everything about “The Greatest Showman”; the compelling story, energetic dancing and catchy lyrics make you want to jump out of your seat and belt out the lyrics.

The perfectly assembled costumes brought the characters to life. The costume designer put a modern day touch on the circus costumes. She fitted Zendaya in a jeweled purple acrobat costume that looked as if it came out of Vogue.

The film was visually stunning in more ways than one with the bright lights and vibrant colors schemes. The visuals create an upbeat feeling that pulls you into the screen and makes you feel as if you are front row at a Broadway show.

“The Greatest Showman” script was one that was worthy of the immensely talented Hugh Jackman and  the $7 movie ticket is a good alternative to flying to New York City for a Broadway show

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Ava Johnson is a junior and this is her third year on staff. Ava is a page designer and has designed and written for online and print all three years. When her computer screen isn’t on Indesign or Google docs it is often on Revolve or Nordstrom. She is excited for this year and to see what more she can learn in room 521. Read Full »

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