Whereas not precisely a assure, there’s often a film launched every year that principally must be skilled on the large display… as a result of to catch it wherever else would deflate the purpose. Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, launched earlier this yr, was one such movie. When you finally catch the film on an airplane, you would possibly surprise what the fuss is all about. Effectively, the identical could be stated for Michael Gracey’s The Greatest Showman, a musical spectacle so vivid and buoyant with the facility of its songbook that in the event you occur to skip it in theaters, you might be missing out on an enormous chunk of the film’s affect. We lately requested the Best Showman solid why this film NEEDS to be seen theatrically, and Hugh Jackman fortunately defined:
The Best Showman is about placing on, not solely a large present, however an ideal celebration of life, of humanity. I believe the largest display you possibly can see it on — and see it with as many individuals as potential. It’s type of designed in a method a Broadway musical is designed. It is designed for folks to clap after the numbers, to face up and cheer.
There is not any query that director Michael Gracey has delivered a crowd-pleaser of a rousing musical with The Best Showman, a biopic (of types) of carnival founder P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) and the circus oddities he grew to name his household. Songs like “A Million Desires,” “The Different Facet,” “Come Alive,” “Rewrite the Stars” and “By no means Sufficient” are designed to blast from the loud audio system in a stadium-seating theater. As co-star Rebecca Ferguson tells CinemaBlend:
Oh my phrase, nicely, if you will go see a musical the place the songs are intoxicating, the place the beat is loud, the place the bass is pumping, there isn’t any dialogue.
This film was made to be a collective neighborhood expertise. We wish you to go in and be amongst folks in order that the vitality of the viewers [is] as infectious as in a Broadway present. It’s meant to be seen with a bunch of individuals. And this film, specifically, is only one that basically will get the spirit going. I do not assume it might be half… a part of the film is immersing your self in it.
As for his half, P.T. Barnum himself, Hugh Jackman, concluded:
It’s heartwarming, and there’s spectacle, and all of that. I believe you need the most effective sound, as a result of for me, the music is actually the ace right here. Anyway, I hope you possibly can take pleasure in it. I do know it is exhausting typically to get to the cinema, however hopefully you possibly can.
Hear the solid sing the praises of this film on our unique clip:
It is possible for you to to see (and listen to) for your self when The Greatest Showman roars into theaters on Wednesday, December 20. And keep right here, as we’ll have extra from our dialog with the solid on CinemaBlend all week!