Reasons why The Greatest Showman was better than La La Land
It had a diverse cast that weren’t white, skinny, middle upper class people
They could actually dance #sorrynotsorry
The romance was real and made the audience actually feel something
It celebrated more then just show business success, it celebrated humanity.
The songs were musically apealing using crescendos and decrescendos and reprises instead of the same piano riff played over and over again.
All the songs were fucking bangers, not just one piano song.
The choreography and setting was fucking stunning.
Had scenes that gave the audience chills. (Not gonna lie I cried during this is me while bopping my head)
The movie left the audience leaving the cinema smiling so what if it was predictable so was a while girl making it in Hollywood. The songs were raw and heart felt with more then two characters. The cast were diverse in a realistic setting. The ending didn’t leave the majority of audience looking up YouTube videos for ending explanations. Also this is me is my literal religion.
High key will fight everyone on this.
These Florida kids are not fucking around.
The kids’ response to the shooting has been something truly incredible.
Normally, it’s always been very young children and it’s only their parents that can speak about it. The narrative gets controlled, the conspiracy theorists talk about how it’s all an act, so much bullshit.
But these are kids who are active on social media, incredibly close to voting age, and they’re demanding their voices are heard. Every single thing that downplays, dismisses or conspiracies the shooting has been subverted by their efforts, and they’re not letting adults who’ve never lived what they lived through control the narrative.
“It was a conspiracy!” “No, we have video evidence of it happening.” “Shouldn’t you be calling 911 instead of making videos?” “We called 911 so many times they told us to stop.” “But he was a troubled child!” “We were ALL troubled, that’s no excuse.” And it just goes on like this.
Honestly, I’m so proud of my fellow Floridians.
I said to my husband the other day that “This one feels different”, referring to this precisely.
The whole energy around it feels different. These kids are not having this bullshit, and while they should not have to stand their ground and fight this battle, goddamn it they are going to. If the adults won’t, then goddamn it these kids will draw a fucking line and say ‘no, no more, this is bullshit’.
I don’t know what it means, or how it will play out long term. But there’s a sense around this whole tragedy that this one is different, and I hope, maybe, that means some actual change will come.