Hide your necks
Laughably terrible and completely unfocused, The Greatest Showman portrays everything that is killing American Cinema. It treats the audience like idiots, assaults our ears with pathetic attempts at radio music, introduces countless characters and plot-lines that fall off of a cliff, throws pointless actors who can't act in front of the camera, and thinks that it can fool us by chocking it full of razzle-dazzle "be yourself" nonsense and a landfill's worth of burning cotton candy refuse.
I didn't want this film, especially when it was announced a few years ago. I grew up with these characters very near to my heart, and I wanted Andrew Stanton and gang to let the toys' stories conclude with the satisfying ending found in Toy Story 3. I should have trusted Pixar.
Toy Story 4 was unique, thoughtful, and entirely new for the franchise. It fit the universe well and expanded on the complex emotions of my favorite characters from…