The Greatest Showman

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Postby Ska8er » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:56 am

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Why do we not have a thread for one of the best films of the year? Obsessed with this (and the soundtrack) since I saw it last week.
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Postby Spartan » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:24 pm

Seeing it next week, can’t wait!
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Postby thebigham » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:52 pm

It started off slow in the USA, but it is coming a hit due to good word of mouth.

My friends have said that it's an okay movie, but that the music is excellent.
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Postby BehindBreakaway » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:55 am

Very excited to see this
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Postby spiritboy » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:17 am

Intrigued to see this but not playing in cinemas anymore so i have to wait for iTunes release.
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Postby Spartan » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:38 pm

Just saw this. Brilliant movie with very strong performances. I like that it was very fast paced as well, didn’t drag on too much.
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Postby Thriller » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:52 pm

Just came back from seeing this, I'm not a musicals fan usually but I really enjoyed this! Pacey, fab acting and scenery and some of the songs were great - the touring singer's voice was incredible! Heart-warming ending too.
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Postby Damiennatas1 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:07 pm

Not a huge fan of musicals but absolutely ADORED this! Incredible. I had a smile throughout and goosebumps constantly. Can’t wait to see it again!
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Postby aRat » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:17 pm

this movie was cute but what's really great is the soundtrack
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Postby Spartan » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:18 pm

I really want to see this again. Once was not enough. I’ve been playing the soundtrack constantly for the last 3 weeks and it still sounds incredible.
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Postby SholasBoy » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:29 am

Saw this today and it's the best thing I've seen in ages. Every song was so bang on the money, like Mike said, Loren Allred's voice was outrageous, I was trying to hide the fact I had tears during that song, it was a real moment. I went straight out and bought the soundtrack on the way home. This was everything that La La Land wasn't.
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Postby Spartan » Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:13 pm

This is still going strong at the box office, even after being out for 3 and a half months. Incredible.
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Postby thebigham » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:08 am

Now the #3 musical at the U.S. box office since 1974:

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/genres/cha ... usical.htm

1 Beauty and the Beast (2017) BV $504,014,165
2 Grease Par. $188,755,690
3 The Greatest Showman Fox $173,317,451
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Postby Spartan » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:52 am

It could potentially overtake Grease. I didn’t realise how great B&TB did at the Box Office.
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Postby Tombo » Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:19 am

I really wanna see this, the soundtrack sounds amazing!
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Postby spiritboy » Wed May 16, 2018 11:15 pm

Just watched this. While it wasn't as good as La La Land, TGS is a solid musical.
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Postby Spartan » Fri May 18, 2018 5:08 pm

spiritboy wrote:Just watched this. While it wasn't as good as La La Land, TGS is a solid musical.
While I agree. I get different joys watching the two different movies. TGS is much more feel-good, whereas La La Land ultimately broke me with the ending.
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Postby AndiIversen » Fri May 18, 2018 7:52 pm

Spartan wrote:It could potentially overtake Grease. I didn’t realise how great B&TB did at the Box Office.
If we take Inflation into consideration Grease is bigger by far though :D I mean 180+ million was a hell of a lot more in the 70s than now

TGS has shown a lot of legs and I feel it's rare for a live action musical now to reach that level
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Postby steophonic » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:35 pm

Missed it at the cinema but was looking forward to seeing this for months - finally watched it a few weeks back and it is the best film I have seen in ages. Love the soundtrack and it’s one of those films you can watch over again.

I think I’m gradually becoming a bit of a fan of musicals. Nice to see something original too. I know some people have mentioned La La Land and in my view I can see why some might compare them - though in my view La La Land didn’t live up to my expectations but this exceeded them!
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Postby SholasBoy » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:45 pm

steophonic wrote:I think I’m gradually becoming a bit of a fan of musicals.
Not you too, can't wait for the next "I've got something to tell you guys" :lol: :lol:
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Postby JimJim » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:36 am

How long is gonna take this to hit Broadway? I'd totally go to the stage version.
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Postby SholasBoy » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:49 am

I don't know if the fact that "Barnum" has been such a long running show is going to hamper getting this to Broadway.
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Postby Spartan » Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:43 pm

JimJim wrote:How long is gonna take this to hit Broadway? I'd totally go to the stage version.
This could transition so well to Broadway. Much better than Frozen has - even though Frozen has received great critical acclaim, Elsa and Anna are such well known characters that people find it almost jarring seeing actors who don't look exactly like them portray them on stage. I don't think Greatest Showman would have that issue though. You'd need a very talented singer to portray Rebecca Ferguson's character though, I don't want any random murdering Never Enough.
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Postby Spartan » Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:46 pm

SholasBoy wrote:I don't know if the fact that "Barnum" has been such a long running show is going to hamper getting this to Broadway.
I don't necessarily think so, there's a whole new generation now who are probably unaware of that musical so I think it could find it's audience quite easily. I just hope it doesn't cost as much to see as the likes of Hamilton.
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