MOVIE SCOOP: ‘Rocketman’ Review
Read our review of “Rocketman” written by our resident movie guru, B. Gunn.
Maaaaan, Elton John’s got some hits. In the new movie, Rocketman we learn how he amassed those hits; not just musically, but physically!
“Rocketman” stars Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Steven Mackintosh. This is the biopic of Elton’s life: His young, formative years up until around the time his smash hit “I’m Still Standing” was released.
With most biopics, you always see a certain formula: The growing up, the breakthrough, the drugs, the sex, the downfall, and the comeback. Well, that would be the same here, HOWEVER, the way in which Elton’s life is told through the camera is brilliant. I do believe this is one of the greatest biopics ever made.
Director Dexter Fletcher turned what could’ve been another cliché rock star biopic into a masterpiece. Not only is this story well-written and extremely well-performed, it’ done so through music. To be more specific, “Rocketman” is
Alluring dialogue is followed by eye-catching musical scenes that don’t interrupt the flow of the emotional hook at all. They end up making the scene even more dynamic. Egerton as Elton John is
Jamie Bell as Elton’s best friend and co-writer Bernie Taupin is as equally exceptional. These two are the epitome of the word friendship with their chemistry and dialogue. Through the highs and lows, Bernie is a true homie, not a yes-man. Howard and Mackintosh as Elton’s parents give “Rocketman” an added emotional boost. Your parents can either make you or break you, and their performances will either make or break YOU.
Visually, “Rocketman” is a breathtaking, flamboyant, gritty spectacle – textbook Elton John. This truly gives you some perspective of his life
You’ll find yourself singing classic tunes you
I’m co-signing “Rocketman” to the fullest! The movie universe can never have too many stars, and “Rocketman” is blasting off to be among them.
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