If you’re expecting Rocketman to be the new Bohemian Rhapsody, then you may be a little disappointed but don’t let the fact that this is a musical put you off!
This biopic of the life of Elton John which was produced by Elton and his husband David Furnish, is just like an Elton john concert from the 80’s, full of glamour, show stopping outfits, feathers and sequins and is very much a stage musical in the making that has made it to the big screen first.
Rocketman exposes the very sad early life and rise to stardom of Elton John, a man who see’s himself as unlovable and unloved by everyone around him. He deals with his sadness by hiding behind his costumes and his alcohol and drug addiction . The show heavily plays on the dysfunctional relationship Elton had with his Mother and Father, both who came across as cold and uncaring in the movie.
Taron Egerton who until now I have only known as ‘Eddie the Eagle’ from the 2016 movie is fantastic as Elton and I loved the portrayal of the brotherly relationship between Elton and Bernie Taupin played by Jamie Bell.
Overall, it’s an amazing movie and brings everything you want from a stage musical to the big screen. I gave it a strong 8/10!
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