Distributed By: 20th Century FOX
Opening Theatrical Release Date: December 20th 2017
DVD/Blu Ray Release Date: April 10th 2018
Reviewed by Jonathan Andre
The Greatest Showman – Starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Michelle Williams, Keala Settle, Rebecca Ferguson
What do you reckon is the most popular movie of the 2017/18 period? What movie would come to mind? Would it be the latest instalment of The Avengers (Avengers: Infinity War), or even the new movie and addition to the ever growing Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther? Or maybe the highly critically acclaimed A Star is Born featuring both Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, or even the long awaited sequel to The Incredibles, The Incredibles 2? Then when you think of movies like Crazy Rich Asians, BlacKkKlansman, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Bohemian Rhapsody, Game Night, Ready Player One, Oceans 8, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, and the ever nostalgic and even emotional Christopher Robin, you smile to yourself, pleased because you know that 2018 was a great year for movies. The popular movies, by far, have all been the ones where I’m sure you’ve watched and thoroughly enjoyed. But this review isn’t really about popular movies per se. it’s about a movie in particular, a movie not made in 2018, but in 2017, but, to many people’s surprise, has taken the world by storm, even more so than all these movies I’ve just listed. A movie that I’m sure everyone has seen by now (if you haven’t, then…well, just go watch it before you even continue reading this review, and then come back and you can carry on reading!), this movie that I’m about to endeavour to discuss, is one such movie that has made an impact on myself, as I’m sure everyone else who watches this.