Musical version of the life of PT Barnum (Hugh Jackman).
•I can definitely see why this movie has had such strong staying power at the box office. While not perfect, it’s one of those feel good movies that the whole family can enjoy and will have you walking out of the theater with a big smile on your face. With all the sadness going on in the world right now, we needed something like this.
•You can tell just how much fun Hugh Jackman was having. Definitely a passion project for him. It’s so weird seeing him go from something like Logan (one of my favorite movies of last year) to this. It just goes to show you what a brilliant and versatile actor he is.
•The best part of the movie for me was of course all of the musical numbers. Damn it they sure are catchy! I’ll have them stuck in my head for awhile for sure.
•If you had told me years ago that I would be praising a Zac Efron performance I would’ve told you you were crazy. He’s really good in this and I enjoyed his subplot with Zendaya.
•The story itself is a little weak. It’s certainly not bad but I wouldn’t call it great either. It’s very predictable. No big surprises. Still I highly recommend it especially if you’re a fan of musicals.
My Rating: 8/10