Review: ‘The Greatest Showman’ Puts on a Worthy Show


By Emily Polanowski, Co-Editor-in-Chief

In theatres now, The Greatest Showman is a movie based on the life and imagination of P.T. Barnum and his circus acts.

With a cast containing amazing actors, such as Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, and Zendaya and an amazing director, Michael Gracey, this is a movie most will not want to miss.

The movie follows the trials and tribulation of a man who wants to let anyone and everyone accepted in his show.

When Barnum, played by Hugh Jackman, must leave his job due to its bankruptcy, he has to find a way to provide for his family.

He soon obtains the idea to create a show where anyone can be accepted for who they are and soon creates a circus.

At first, the show does not draw the massive crowds he was hoping for, but soon news spreads and the publicity grows.

The entire gang of performers soon start to get reviews, and some of them were not the best, but that doesn’t stop the circus from growing.

It soon becomes a worldwide revolution and starting the beginning of the circus business in America.

I came into the show with some higher expectations because of the all-star cast, and I’m happy to say that those expectations were fulfilled.

With the entire theatre packed and the overall loving and adventurous vibe of the movie, it made it a better experience.

The soundtrack alone is phenomenal and is able to connect with viewers of all ages with heart-gripping stories and emotional value.

As stated by Helen O’Hara from EMPIRE, “It may not be quite the greatest show on Earth, but Gracey, Jackman, and the entire cast are deeply committed to entertaining and leave you feeling an old-school musical feel.” said O’Hara.