The show is a recording of the original Hamilton Broadway play, when it still starred original cast members such as Lin-Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odom Jr. The movie was originally expected to be released in theaters in 2021, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was put immediately on Disney + this year.
The movie version was really good, and it was entertaining for sure (although I am sure it is not even as close to as good as the play). I would recommend watching the movie with closed captioning on, as some of the enunciations of the actors could be better. Also, it can take 30 minutes or so before your ears get adjusted to hearing all of the dialogue in songs (there is almost no talking dialogue, the entire movie is singing).
The songs are all really good, and it is incredible to think that Lin-Manuel Miranda came up the entire show by himself; also, the cast is amazingly talented and sing all of the songs flawlessly. If you keep in mind that this is a Broadway play, I think you will be even more impressed and have more respect for the performers.
Hamilton was also really long, as the movie version is 2 hours and 40 minutes; therefore, it is a real commitment, and you have to block out a lot of time to watch it. Still, if you are a history buff, have read the biography of Hamilton by Ron Chernow, or are a musical fan, I would definitely recommend watching it ASAP on Disney + (although it is supposed to remain on Disney + for at least a couple of months).
Hamilton Recommendation Rating: 3
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!