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Blu-ray Review The Greatest Showman Blu-ray Review

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  1. Neil Middlemiss

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    The Greatest Showman Blu-ray Review
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    The Greatest Showman is a simple story of rising against adversity and reaching to claim your rightful place in the world. It tells its story at a lightning-fast pace that jubilantly sweeps you up in the joy of the world and characters it shares. It’s a fantasy with just enough reality to work well, and with a collection of electric songs by Academy Award winners Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (La-La Land), some of which you’ll be humming for days (especially the infectious anthem, “This Is Me”), you can’t help but fall in love with this film.

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  2. Robert Crawford

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    Thank you for the fine review as this film is probably my favorite musical in the last 20 or so years.
     
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    I bought a used UHD/Blu-ray set of this film this morning, so I am looking forward to sharing this experience in a few days.

    Thanks for the review.
     
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    I love what Hugh Jackman did for Cassidy, the young bullied school girl on Facebook.
    Before that, I was simply just a person who admired his talents;
    but this gesture, alone, locks it in for me. Blessings to both.
    BTW, Neil, I wholeheartedly agree with your review.:thumbs-up-smiley:
     
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    Excellent review, Neil. I absolutely loved this film!
     
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    :huh::huh::huh:
     
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    Got my UHD Friday and have already viewed it. Great movie!!!:thumbs-up-smiley::thumbs-up-smiley:
     
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    I saw it for the first time today. Loved it!!
     
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    One of last years Best and most entertaining films. Great review Neil. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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    Once again?
    Somebody?
    What was the rationale behind "The Greatest Showman" being overlooked within its nominations by AMPAS?
     
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    Easy. They considered other films superior in their categories.
     
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    That's about it.
     
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  13. Neil Middlemiss

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    Today is my wife and I's 8th Anniversary and as a gift I got the soundtrack to this film (and Grease, which I recently watched again after MANY years in advance of interviewing Eddie Deezen). I will be spinning both of these today. It's going to be a good day :)

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    Happy Anniversary to both Neil and his gal.:thumbs-up-smiley:
     
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    I had forgotten that the traditional gift on an 8th anniversary is silver discs.

    :D
     
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    Congratulations, Neil! Last year we celebrated 45 years but it was far a happier celebration than the one in that otherwise wonderful film with Rampling and Courtney.
     
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    Seriously? - theses rave on here for this? I tried to give it the benefit of the doubt even with the Glee staged opening number but when Jenny Lind came out and struck a Taylor Swift pose and belted out drek I was pining for the Diva Plavalaguna to sing an actual aria! The real travesty here is that Side Show was not made ( same topic (freaks) but with a fantastic score) instead of this heavy handed, bang-me -with-a-hammer-political-correctness-poor-excuse of a musical.
    I'm appalled.
     
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    I guess that means you didn't like The Greatest Showman?;)
     
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    I suspect the real reason is not so subtly hidden in the statement.

    I'll point out that "Inspired by a True Story" is Hollywood code for "Some of the names are real and some of the story line vaguely resembles history." I just saw it last night. Is it great film? Eh, probably not. Did I find it immensely entertaining? Hells yeah. Will it knock off Fiddler on the Roof on the list of Musical greatness? No Way. Do I want to watch it again? You bet!

    BTW, I gave up the concept of being appalled by what others perceive as great cinema when Forrest Gump and Crash won Best Picture.
     
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    Exactly!
     
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