The Greatest Showman

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The Greatest Showman

#1 Post by Beate » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:51 pm

Security at WIQ was really annoying tonight. They insisted that the rows to the left of the middle staircase had to be left empty for latecomers and wouldn't budge on that. And they had reserved the very best seats - OUR SEATS - in the last row over the staircase with the extra legroom for themselves! :evil: Luckily I still found good seats.

I really really enjoyed this, it was a lighthearted fun musical with some lovely songs. OH would have loved it! Thank you so much to Bevvy for keeping me company!

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#2 Post by stuartboy » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:20 pm

Les Miserables. With elephants.
Very musically. Little substance to a story. Huge Ackman is a better singer than Zakeff Ron though.

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#3 Post by Zari » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:48 pm

I loved this film. There’s not much of a story to it but still a lovely lighthearted film. The music was really good it had me dancing in my seat. I would go watch this again.

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#4 Post by elixir01 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:36 am

Really didn't enjoy this film, wanted to leave after first 10 minutes but stayed to give it the benefit of doubt and tired to get into the spirit. A great performance from ZE, but for me this was the only redeeming feature. Interesting reading that others really enjoyed it, but for me it's 2/10.

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#5 Post by tonethestone » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:06 pm

Really poor film, like someone above said it’s like Les Mis which is awful. 1.5/5
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#6 Post by McG » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:10 pm

Loved the film. . .great for viewing on these dark winter evenings. Hugh Jackman was very good as P.T.Barnum and told a little part of the foundation of the travelling circus. I really must Google the story plus tgat of his relationship with Jenny Lind . . .I'm curious.
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#7 Post by alythonian » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:39 pm

I saw the costumes from the film on display in Buenos Aires earlier this month (I'm not sure why exactly they were there, that wasn't clear!) and I quite liked the trailer so was looking forward to this. However after reading your reviews and knowing I absolutely hated Les Mis, I'm now not so sure.....
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#8 Post by Beate » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:12 pm

I hated Les Mis too, because it was, well, miserable, but believe me, this is joyful and if you hate it, you're probably like that grumpy journalist that always gave Barnum bad reviews! ;)
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#9 Post by nosila50 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:35 pm

Loved, loved, loved this film. Great music, uplifting story and Hugh Jackman is always a bonus.
The dancing and Soundtracks really got me tapping and my daughter had downloaded the soundtrack before we left the car park. Played the tunes on the way home and agreed it had been a great night at the movies.

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#10 Post by The Sparrow » Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:28 pm

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