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While not exactly a guarantee, there's usually a movie released each year that basically needs to be experienced on the big screen... because to catch it anywhere else would deflate the point. Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk, released earlier this year, was one such film. If you eventually catch the movie on an airplane, you might wonder what the fuss is all about. Well, the same can be said for Michael Gracey's The Greatest Showman, a musical spectacle so vivid and buoyant with the power of its songbook that if you happen to skip it in theaters, you are missing out on a huge chunk of the movie's impact. We recently asked the Greatest Showman cast why this movie NEEDS to be seen theatrically, and Hugh Jackman happily explained:
There's no question that director Michael Gracey has delivered a crowd-pleaser of a rousing musical with The Greatest Showman, a biopic (of sorts) of carnival founder P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) and the circus oddities he grew to call his family. Songs like "A Million Dreams," "The Other Side," "Come Alive," "Rewrite the Stars" and "Never Enough" are designed to blast from the loud speakers in a stadium-seating theater. As co-star Rebecca Ferguson tells CinemaBlend:
As for his part, P.T. Barnum himself, Hugh Jackman, concluded:
Listen the cast sing the praises of this movie on our exclusive clip:
You will be able to see (and hear) for yourself when The Greatest Showman roars into theaters on Wednesday, December 20. And stay here, as we'll have more from our conversation with the cast on CinemaBlend all week!