That's the moment I decided that I needed to see "The Greatest Showman" before it left theaters. I had been iffy about it when I saw the teaser trailer. A later trailer piqued my interest more when I heard a little bit of the music. But this? Hugh Jackman's love for this music and his commitment to getting it greenlit makes my heart throb. So I went today due to the Presidents Day holiday.
- Seeing Jeremy Jordan starting off the song in the video, I thought he'd be somewhere in the movie, but I guess he was just there to sing Zac's part. I would have loved to see them singing together.
- I did like seeing Zac Efron sing again, though. Yes, I liked the High School Musicals.
- The movie had me from the first four bars of the first song, "The Greatest Show". I mean, come on! The energy! The lyrics! The music!
- Then "A Million Dreams" had me crying, and I wondered if I should leave and get some tissues. You know I'm a sucker for people trying to achieve their dreams.
- Kid steals a loaf of bread, not knowing that later he'll grow up and become Jean Valjean.
- " Well they're laughing anyway, kid, so you might as well get paid."
- How did they get all those banners and flyers done? It's not like they had Xerox (tm) machines back then.
- Those were zebras leading their carriage, right? Or probably painted horses because they were taller than zebras.
- When Anne runs away from the theater, I thought to myself, "He needs to go after her and sing her a song!" I liked that trapeze number, "Rewrite the Stars". Beautiful choreography.
- Choreography, BTW. I love it when guys dance together. I especially loved it during Jackman's and Efron's "The Other Side" with the chairs and the drinks and the bar.
- "This is Me" has been nominated for an Academy Award, and rightfully so. I love the message of this song. I love the music. I love how triumphant it feels. I hope they perform it at the Oscars. Actually, can they just perform all of the songs?
- Looking at IMDB, I see that Alex Wong from "So You Think You Can Dance" was one of the ensemble dancers. I'm going to look for him next time I see it, because you know I'll be watching this one again and again and again.
- I guess Rebecca Ferguson didn't sing her own song. Loren Allred sings it beautifully.
- I like that shot of Charity's blue scarf blowing in the wind when they're on the beach.
- "No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else."
I wish I could see this again in the theater, but I don't think I'll have time. Got some Best Picture Showcase to watch soon!