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  • Writer's pictureJoshua Ludwig

How Disney+ Brought Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton To Your Home: A Review of The Movie

When Disney announced that Hamilton was coming to Disney+, I was very excited that everyone could finally enjoy Lin-Manuel Miranda’s genius first hand. You see, I’ve seen the Hamilton play four times here in Las Vegas, and each time it was terrific. I remember the excitement as they rushed us into our seats, the feeling of anticipation wondering when the lights would go out and the curtain would be drawn.

There is no way you can replace that feeling, the feeling of being in the grand theater sitting there with a bunch of people who feel the same way you do. This is why we need to get live events back and fast. This COVID-19 virus has kept us home, and we can never forget that feeling. It’s something that, no matter what, you can’t replace it by a movie or a streaming show.

As the movie started, I wondered if I would feel the same emotions that I felt when I first saw Hamilton. Lin-Manuel Miranda is a genius, and Hamilton is a work of art, passion, and love, which you can easily sense if you’ve seen it. I wondered if that feeling would come through as I sat in my living room with my family watching the movie on a 65-inch, 4k TV. I can tell you now that the atmosphere was there and those memories of being in that theater all came back to me.

If the movie did one thing, it made me want to see Hamilton live again. When Leslie Odom Jr. came on stage as the actors started to sing the opening song, you feel everything you felt before if you’ve seen the play. But now it’s better. You see, Hamilton started in New York, and the shows that were done all over the U.S. were with a different cast. What made this movie great was that it was the original cast. You got see Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton, Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr, and the rest of the original cast.

The Hamilton movie is a must-watch. It’ll bring back all those emotions that you felt if you saw it live. If you haven’t, you’ll understand the feeling from the actors, the songs, and the performance after watching the movie. I highly recommend that you sign up and watch this movie if you don’t have Disney+. And with theaters including Broadway closed through 2020 likely this is your best chance to see it.

I promise you; you won’t be disappointed.

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