THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (2017) 4K Ultra HD Disc 9/10
Musicals; Love 'em or hate 'em. Personally I love 'em, and in my opinion this is one of the best modern musicals out there.
Hugh Jackman shows his versatility, by going from his very different role in Wolverine to P. T. Barnham, (who went on to create the Barnham & Bailey and Ringling Bros. circus') with his show full of human misfits and oddities. Songs such as "A Million Dreams", "This Is Me" and the wonderful "Never Enough" had me totally in their grasp.
The highlight of the film for me is when Barnham introduces "The Swedish Nightingale" Jenny Lind played by a stunning Rebecca Ferguson as she goes into her rendition of "Never Enough" (actually sung by Loren Allred). I was spellbound throughout the song, and I rewound it twice so that I could enjoy it again.
The film is based loosely on Barnham's family life and his early years in show biz, and it entertained me throughout, as the music and dancing kept on coming. Its a "feel good" film, with a memorable cast.
I've never really been impressed by Hugh Jackman as an actor (see Reminiscence as an example) but he's a really likeable bloke and he is spectacularly good as The Greatest Showman and in Les Mis.
My favourite scene in Greatest Showman is the opening which really sets the high energy tone for the rest of the movie.