Back in December, when I first heard the soundtrack of “The Greatest Showman,” I fell in love with the songs immediately. They were very modern, pop and catchy. Totally my style. So I knew I had to watch it.
One month later, I finally got the chance to watch it in the cinema and it did not disappoint. The songs were even better in the movie than the soundtrack so just imagine how ecstatic I was while watching the movie. Every beat was made even more alive because of background effects associated with the visuals in the movie.
The plot is based on the real life story of P.T. Barnum, who is the world’s “Greatest Showman” apparently. I wasn’t really aware of his existence before this movie. I didn’t even know what a showman was. Pardon my ignorance.
The story was fast-paced and there was never a dull moment. Despite being almost 2 hours long, it didn’t feel like it at all. I actually even wanted more scenes to be shown especially of the “odd characters dubbed freaks by the society.” Another thing I would’ve like to see more of – Zendaya singing. She has an amazing voice and her number with Zac Efron on “Rewrite The Stars” was just insanely good.
All in all, the movie was a truly enjoyable experience. I don’t know if I would’ve preferred to watch the show without knowing the songs. Surely, the impact of the songs would’ve been much greater since it is accompanied by a visual reference but I do not regret listening to the songs first since they were the best thing I have heard in a long while.
My favorite songs are: This Is Me, Rewrite the Stars, The Greatest Show (the whole soundtrack is amazing but these just stand out above the rest. Special Mention to A Million Dreams because Ziv Zaifman’s voice is just too adorable)
NinthMelody rating: 9/10