Rocketman

Last week I reviewed Bohemian Rhapsody, now it’s the turn for another music biopic Rocketman.

The Story

Young Reginald Dwight changes his name Elton John and collaborates with singer-songwriter Bernie Taupin to become one of the most iconic figures in pop history. Set to his most beloved songs, it’s epic musical story of Elton John, his breakthrough years in the 1970’s and his fantastical transformation from shy piano prodigy to international superstar.

The Good

Taron Egerton is amazing in his performance of Elton John in this movie. He’s funny, charming, dances and sings, he captures Eltons mannerisms, portrays his ups and downs really well. The rest of the cast is great and the story is told really well. As you can guess the music is good too.

The Bad

If you’re looking for a music biopic like Bohemian Rhapsody, then this isn’t it. I was hoping it would be a similar type of movie, I didn’t realise it was a musical. I’m not a big fan of musicals, I only really like a few so I didn’t know what to think of this at first. As the movie got going though and got into the story I enjoyed it a bit more.

The Verdict

Once you start watching this movie and get used to the fact it’s a musical, it’s actually a enjoyable movie. Elton John’s story is pretty crazy, I know the music but not a lot about his story and past, so it was good to learn more about the man behind the music. You get to see it all told in a different way and it was a bold move to do the movie this way.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ out of five stars.

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