You can tell a lot about a movie by the time of year the studio chooses to release it. If a movie is being released between Memorial Day and Labor Day, there’s a solid chance it’s going to be an action movie. If it’s released on or around Halloween it’s going to be a horror movie and if it’s released during Christmas you bet your ass it’s going to be an uplifting story that’s going to capitalize on everyone being in the holiday spirit. It should come as no surprise then that The Greatest Showman, a movie about the rise of P.T. Barnum and his show business spectacle/circus has an inspiring theme to it’s trailer. In the mid 1800s I have to imagine people were more worried about dying from a splinter than enjoying something called ‘show business’, but Barnum had a vision and executed it to the T. Bearded women, midgets, trapeze artists, Zac Efron; you name it, he had it in his show. If you’re ever in need of a pick me up, watch this trailer and try not to smile. The Greatest Showman premieres Christmas day.
This better be a sound check for the real thing. I don’t think I can take hearing this masterpiece and get nothing in return. I NEED a Wolverine musical like I need air to breathe.
PS- On the day of the series finale of How I Met You Mother I give you NPH and Jason Segel singing the ‘Confrontation’ from Les Mis. (Hugh Jackman played Valjean in the movie)
In X-Men: Days of Future Past, two worlds collide. On one side you have the original X-Men cast (Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, etc.) and on the other you have the cast stemming from the X-Men First Class movie (Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawernce, and Nicholas Hoult). By the looks of this trailer the mix looks to be a cinematic home run.
I have always been impressed by the acting in the X-Men movies. In recent years there have been some superhero movies with sub par acting and it really hurt the franchise, but not with X-Men. To me it has always been one of their strong points. Cannot wait for this movie to hit theaters on May 23, 2014. Be sure to check back for a first reactions/review shortly after that date.