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Hamilton review

A very good movie

I wasnโ€™t really sure what to expect but since there was a huge hype around this flick and since it was available on Disney+, I thought I might as well check it out. To be honest, I have to admit that I was rather sceptical at first since I had never heard of this musical of even of Alexander Hamilton himself before watching this flick. To make things worse, in general, Iโ€™m not a huge fan of musicals and the idea of watching 150 mins of non-stop singing with no straight dialogue whatsoever, on a single stage, didnโ€™t sound really appealing to me. However, to my surprise, I really loved the damned thing. Indeed, right from the very first song, I was impressed by the lyrics and the singing skills of this crew and I was pretty much hooked. He did help that Lin-Manuel Miranda had some major hip-hop influence for his lyrics and it was rather surprising how well it worked within such an historical context. But the damned thing was not only seriously entertaining, it was educational and, within a little more than 2 hours, you get also some fascinating crash-course about a crucial period of the history of the United States. Seriously, at some point, you get to see a cabinet meeting involving George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and, obviously, Alexander Hamilton and this scene was just so interesting but also so entertaining which would be the last thing that you might expect from a 'cabinet meeting'. Eventually, this movie was also a great reminder that the USA as a country, in spite of its flaws and various mistakes, remains intriguing and, to go back to its foundations and focus on its most overlooked founding father was just so fascinating. Anyway, to conclude, I was really impressed by the damned thing, it was a good example that most Broadway musicals movie adaptations are actually misguided and it shows that such movies could be so much more successful if they tried to stick as much as possible to the original version/format.ย 

Added by johanlefourbe
1 week ago on 23 July 2020 10:55