Saturday 13 January 2018

The Greatest Showman ... Circus of life

ONE can see why Hugh Jackman had been hankering to play circus showman P.T. Barnum. Jackman's love of singing, which shone in Les Miserables, is embodied in director Michael Gracey's The Greatest Showman, released in December 2017.
  Jackson said he related to Barnum's rag-to-riches story, but he didn't say anything about Barnum's crass lies and scams to take advantage of the deformed to make money.
  However, I will confine my review to the film, which I enjoyed because of the pop songs set in a period piece.
   I will also say that the film is imbued with good values, among which is a destitute man's desire to make good and provide for his family things that he never had as a child.
  The film's start is vital as it  provides the motivation for Barnum to excel in life and come up with imaginative ideas.