3 thoughts on “Rocketman [Blu-ray]

  1. 3.5 stars… “Victim of Love” looking for redemption “Rocketman” (2019 release; 121 min.) is a bio-pic about Elton John, “based on a true fantasy” as we were promised in the movie’s trailer. As the movie opens, Elton is in an outrageous costume and he staggers into what we then understand is his very first AA meeting. Elton begins telling his life story to the group, and as he starts singing “The Bitch Is Back”, the movie morphs back to Elton’s early childhood. We get to know Reggie Dwight as a 5 yr. old, living with his miserable parents (his…

  2. An exceptional Fantasia on a Theme If you loved Bohemian Rhapsody, RUN do not walk to Rocketman. By far, the superior film of the two. Where Rhapsody was carried by Rami Malik playing Freddy Mercury, Rocketman creates a unique storyline, with fine performances all round. The weirdest thing was watching Bryce Dallas Howard gain weight..but..I laughed, I cried (twice) and could not sit still. Taron Egerton BLOWS away the Oscar competition, so far. I can see Egerton possessing the Best Actor Oscar this year. Best Supporting…

  3. An honest look at the life of a music legend The fact that Elton John’s music provided the soundtrack to my high school years skews any objectivity I might have in reviewing this film. The musical/fantasy style is not my favorite but given the subject it seems fitting. The budget for flamboyant spectacle frames would probably fund two or three indie films! I can’t begin to guess how much was spent on the numerous over-the-top stage costumes and elaborate ‘street’ clothes worn by Mr. Egerton in the movie, there must be over 70 wardrobe…

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