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The Greatest Showman Delivers a Poptastic Performance

Valerie Ramos, Staff Writer

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  The Greatest Showman came to be one of the best musicals. Casted with Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya and other talented actors and actresses.  The Greatest Showman is a musical about a man name P.T. Barnum, inspired by his own ambition and imagination who then becomes successful but loses sight of what was most important to him.

                This movie is about Phineas T. Branum’s life when he was a young child, entrepreneur, museum owner, circus producer, and entertainment producer. As a young boy, Phineas was the son of a tailor, and years later Phineas and a girl named Clarity marry and build a life together. After a few failed dreams, Phineas manages to get a loan to open up a museum of oddities, but it starts to fail so he comes up with another plan.                                                       

                He looks for more people that are “unusual”. The members get costumes and makeup, and he opens up his first circus. He earns a fortune, but it seems to be that the circus wasn’t enough for Barnum and doesn’t stop looking for approval from the upper cut.

                The movie came out good thanks to its all-star cast, led by Hugh Jackman giving him a chance to sing and dance. The soundtrack is in many ways favored greatly by people. Like “The Greatest Show” and “A Million Dreams” and the romantic ‘Rewrite the Stars” a loveable duet by Zac Efron and Zendaya. Once you have seen the movie, the songs would get stuck in your head.

                I personally loved the movie because I love musicals, they interest me and get me really hooked onto the movie. For some people it isn’t for them.

                “Musicals aren’t really my thing, so I didn’t fully enjoy this movie, but it was still pretty good.”

– Yamile Rios (12)

                However, there are many people that enjoyed the song aspect of the movie, like Charlie Montiel.

                “I really enjoyed the songs in the movie; they made the movie even more fun and colorful than it already did with just the plot.”- Charlie Montiel (12)

                Honestly it all depends on preference, if you like musicals or don’t, I personally think it has nice music and the songs are catchy enough to get it stuck in my head and so did other people. I can agree with Charlie, they can be more fun when there’s music, giving the movie more emotion.

                Overall, The Greatest Showman had good songs and good actors. To give The Greatest Showman a rating from one to ten, I’d give it an eight because it really had a lot of feeling to it and it was an exciting movie. The highlight of the movie was the music followed by the outstanding actors. I would really recommend musical lovers to watch this movie, you’d love it.

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