ROCKETMAN movie review
ROCKETMAN is a musical that tells Elton John’s life story through his songs. The film gives you more of an insight into John’s mind and emotions rather than strictly following a historical narrative.
Taron Egerton (Kingsman) plays Elton John and also sings every song in the film. Egerton does a great job in presenting John as complicated artist whose quest for love and acceptance leads him down a troubled path. The film follows John from childhood to his meteoric rise and covers his complicated relationships with his parents, longtime writing partner Bernie Taupin, management, sexuality, and substance abuse.
ROCKETMAN has some very touching and raw moments but also has quite a bit of humor and fun. If you’re an Elton John fan you’ll love the film. Even if you’re not familiar with John’s music the film has a lot to offer.
5 out of 5 stars.