02 Jan After the movie: The Greatest Showman
I chose “The Greatest Showman” movie as my 2018 motivation! What an amazing start of the new year. We get distracted very easily by things around us. It’s good to have something that can remind us to stick with who we are, be strong, have courage, and be kind. “No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.”, a quote from Hugh Jackman’s character, P. T. Barnum. I love this quote because I like being difference, I love myself and proud of who I am. I saw this movie the first time on Christmas day. As of now, I’ve seen it twice. And hopefully going to see it a few more times before they stop showing it in cinemas.
Around June 2017, I saw the trailer of The Greatest Showman, and I fell in love with the song “This Is Me”. I was dying to get the whole song on iTunes or anywhere but they didn’t release it until October. It was painful to wait. Well, I have to admit that the first time I see the name of this movie, I thought the name was “The Greatest Snowman” LOL Which remind me of Olaf from Frozen because he’s the best showman! Below is the trailer I saw in June.
After I’ve been going crazy about this movie for months. Atlantic Records released the soundtrack album on December 8th. I had my first listen to all the songs and I love it all. The song “Never Enough” almost made me cry. I was listening to this album on Spotify for weeks and finally, I got to see the movie on Christmas day! It was supposed to be in cinema on December 28th but Major Cineplex released it as sneak preview rounds from December 25th to 27th after 8 pm. Here is my reaction on Twitter before and after the movie.
Not many time that I will like all the songs in an album. I have to say that I dislike Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s work on La La Land. It was the one musical that I ended up dislike! Sorry, guys! But their work on The Greatest Showman is INCREDIBLE! Everything in the movie was perfect together: the music, lyrics, scenes, costume, choreography, cast and crew. I had tears in my eyes during all the songs because it was well crafted. It’s just great to see the visual of the songs I’ve been listening to for weeks. Hugh Jackman is definitely the greatest showman. Bravo! to Zac Efron and Zendaya on the performance of “Rewrite the Stars”. The choreography of all the song were fun and beautiful, especially the part where Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams were dancing on the rooftop with the song “A Million Dreams”. Rebecca Ferguson did a fantastic job on performing “Never Enough”, I almost thought she was the one singing this song. Keala Settle who sang the powerful song “This Is Me” did a great job also. You put the fire in my heart to celebrate who I am and remind me to stay true to myself. Oh, by the way, the start of the movie was powerful! I bow to you again, Mr. Hugh Jackman. Even though I’m a sucker for musical, it’s not the only reason why I love this movie. I love how powerful and uplifting it is.
I somehow can relate myself in almost every songs, which I’ll be writing about it next time. If you love musical movie, I’m sure you’ll love this one, too. It’s the best movie of 2017 and best original musical EVER! Please, see it while you can. And if you have, feel free to let me know what you think.