Saturday, July 18

Movie/Broadway Play Review: HAMILTON

Hamilton PosterFilm Title: Hamilton (2020)
Length:     2h 40min  
Released:    3 July 2020 (USA) (2016 for the actual performance)
Genre:  Biography, Drama, History, Musical, Play
Rating: PG-13
Where I Got It: Disney+


The real-life of one of America's foremost founding fathers and first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Captured live on Broadway from the Richard Rodgers Theater with the original Broadway cast.



I've wanted to see this live for soooo long. I love musicals and I love history (duh). Thank you Disney + for being awesome and getting this for all of us! 

The story is mainly about Alexander Hamilton who was America's foremost founding fathers and first Secretary of the Treasury. His story is rarely told for numerous reasons. This play showcases his story. 

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG! I have watched this twice already. I watched it with a couple of pals and then the next day I forced BF to watch it with me. I plan to watch it again in the next couple of days. I've even listened to the album on YouTube. 

The music is fantastic. It's fun and fresh. It really gets stuck in your head. 

The acting is wonderful! I am always in awe of those that can sing, dance, and act and every single actor can. They really bring the story alive. 

The way the story is told is fantastic as well. They cover so many years in 2 hours and 40 mins and it didn't feel like we were missing too much and I feel they stuck with the real historical facts as much as possible. 

And yes - this is mainly about Alexander Hamilton and his legacy he was trying to create, but it was nice to see the other characters and learn more about them.

I will admit I was worried this was going to be corny and feel like one of those plays of lame people trying to make something boring cool and "appease the youth" (you know those plays or sketches I'm talking about especially in school). I was worried for sure, but my worries were for naught. This wasn't corny at all and it really made these historical figures feel real and alive telling their stories. 

Jefferson's coming home song is my favorite. It cracked me up. 

I also loved, loved, LOVED King George's solos. He was a hoot. 

Okay - I'll end now before I ramble too long. But this was fantastic. I still want to see this live but this is a good alternative and I loved this cast so much. I highly recommend you watch it. It is SO worth it. 

5 stars...of course. 


Jen Twimom said...

Absolutely amazing, right? I hope you have the chance to see it in the live theater. It's so wonderful! Great review.

Carole Rae said...

I hope so too! I really want to watch it live.

Sophia Rose said...

It's on the watch list. Oh man, getting songs stuck in my head sounds like a great prospect. :)

Blodeuedd said...

Disney? Sigh, it has not even come here yet!

Carole Rae said...

Sophia, they are catchy!

B, awww boo!

vvb32 reads said...

Love this musical too! I started out listening to the soundtrack. Then, saw it live here in San Francisco. Still need to see the version with the original cast!

Carole Rae said...

Awww that is so fun!