Hugh Jackman’s ‘Greatest Showman’ Turns P.T. Barnum into SJW Willy Wonka

Barnum
Twentieth Century Fox

They kept us waiting right ’til the end of the year – but I think I might just have spotted the Worst Movie of 2017.

It’s called The Greatest Showman. It stars Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams and Zac Efron. And it purports to tell the story of that notorious huckster P.T. Barnum – only reinvented for woke modern audiences as a 19th century Social Justice Warrior bringing the joy of diversity and gender-fluidity to a delighted and approving world.

Yes, really.

Look at the trailer (below, though be sure to keep a sick bag close at hand: this is not for the weak of stomach).

The soundtrack sets the tone. It was written by the same lyricist duo responsible for the emetic schmaltzfest that was La La Land.

Here is the chorus from the main song, “This is Me,” which makes no attempt whatsoever, either musically or lyrically, to engage with the sensibilities of the movie’s period setting. No, it’s all about feeling great about being a midget/bearded lady/paralyzed slave, because – hey! – which circus show freak wouldn’t be happy being exploited commercially by a smiling showman in a big top hat?

[Repeat warning: do NOT step away from the sick bag. This is NOT a drill.]

OK, those lyrics:

When the sharpest words wanna cut me down
I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out
I am brave, I am proof
I am who I’m meant to be, this is me
Look out ’cause here I come
And I’m marching on to the beat I drum
I’m not scared to be seen
I make no apologies, this is me

What did Fox think they were doing buying up this tosh?

Read the rest at Breitbart.

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