The film's inventive song-based approach to this character study adds punch to the storyline, playing like an old-style musical, one that actually works in a contemporary cinematic landscape largely devoid of this genre due to stale or forced releases. Taron Egerton gives a career performance as the rock idol who had, and nearly lost, it all, a portrayal easily worth an Oscar. Director Dexter Fletcher's offering is nothing what I expected -- and exceeds all of what I hoped for. Don't miss this one.
I will personally strangle someone who says that they didn't like this movie. My only somewhat problem with it was its accuracy, but it's a theatrical interpretation of his life anyway, not a biography. Amazing movie.
I wish Elton John could get reincarnated just so there could be a sequel to this. One of the best musicals of the year, the movie has the amazing songs of Elton John, incredible actors and the story touches you. Taron Egeton shines in this movie and show us that he really is triple threat. The art direction is pretty good, the scenes are very well made and they make One of the best musicals of the year, the movie has the amazing songs of Elton John, incredible actors and the story touches you.
The art direction is pretty good, the scenes are very well made and they make refferences to the art history. The movie is not afraid of showing the sexual life of elton and it does that in a very artistic way.
Rocketman is a biographical musical film based on the life of musician Elton John. Directed by Dexter Fletcher and written by Lee Hall, it stars Taron. Rocketman stars Taron Egerton, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Richard Madden reveal the most surprising thing they discovered about Elton John while filming the.
Some characters could have a better plot, but nothing is perfect. In the end rocketman is a movie that reach it goals: lift off … Expand. Colginator Jun 3, When watching Rocketman I couldn't help but compare the film to last years Bohemian Rhapsody, especially since director Dexter Fletcher ended up taking up the reigns to finish the chaotic production of Bohemian Rhapsody following Singers departure. Whereas Bohemian Rhapsody shied away from When watching Rocketman I couldn't help but compare the film to last years Bohemian Rhapsody, especially since director Dexter Fletcher ended up taking up the reigns to finish the chaotic production of Bohemian Rhapsody following Singers departure.
Whereas Bohemian Rhapsody shied away from showing some of the more controversial moments in Mercury's life and seemed unable to live up to the larger than life presence of the band, Rocketman doesn't try to back away from Elton's R rated life and is infused with the kind of energy which an Elton John movie deserves. Following a difficult childhood, an artist becomes one of the biggest stars in the world.
However the stresses of fame mixed with their own personal problems leads them in to a life of addiction and push away all those they care about. This forces them to fight their own demons to overcome their struggles and find happiness in their life. I don't know whether I should criticise Hollywood for not greenlighting more original biopics or music prodigies for living such similar lives.
Though what differentiates this story from a standard music biopic is Elton as a character. Whilst there's always a slight concern when the subject of a biopic plays a role as the producer of his own movie, since they may attempt to force a romanticised version of themselves to the screen, it's clear that Elton doesn't have a problem in showing the painful moments of his life or the darker side of his personality. Instead he embraces his pasts mistakes and own them as part of how he became who he is today.
Another major part of bringing Elton's personality to life on screen is that Edgerton may have been the best choice they could have made for playing him. Beyond nailing his look, he seemed able to switch between the emotional wreck that he was in his personal life in to the hypnotic on stage charisma so naturally.
In one of the films best moments we see him broken down and exhausted about to step on stage, before breaking in to a smile and a happy march the moment that spotlight hits him. With this and the comedic skills he shows off in the Kingsman series, he's definitely an actor who I'm curious to see where their career is going to go. But you couldn't have an Elton John movie without an Elton John Wardrobe and the movie does not disappoint.
From the moment he steps on screen dressed as a sparkling devil, with wings so large you'll wonder how made it through doors, to the hundred other costumes we see Edgerton wearing throughout, the film this ends up being a greatest hits compilation of both Elton's music and his outfits. Unlike some other music biopics, this movie doesn't try to just copy Elton's musical performances.
The filmmakers are smart enough to know that no matter how good Edgerton is, there's no way they could just use Elton's songs as it would never live up to just watching a concert film of Elton performing. Instead they claim their own versions of these songs, blending Edgerton's great voice with a style more similar to a stage musical to give them a separate identity to Elton's. Combine this with the impressively executed dance sequences, which similar to La La Land feel like modern day versions of a classic Hollywood musical, these sequences stand apart from Elton's as their own entertaining versions.
The film mixes these great sequences with a constant kinetic energy which flows through every scene, moving song to song and blending scenes together seamlessly. Especially later on in the film, where Elton's drugged out state leads scenes to transition into one another at times like a dream and at other times like a nightmare. Though at times the film carries this momentum to a fault, with scenes moving so quickly that we hardly get a chance to breath before the films already moved on to the next song. Townsquare Media, Inc. We offer the Services, including all information, tools and features available from the Services, to you conditioned upon your acceptance of all the terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here, which you accept by continuing to utilize the Services.
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I mean, they both lived a loveless marriage, and the nice thing about it is, when they did remarry, they both had very happy marriages. Archived from the original on 25 April Be careful when you see announcements, vendors and other dubious financial offers promising free services. Rocketman made its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on 16 May  and was released in the United Kingdom on 22 May Fascinating biopic, best for mature teens and up.
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