A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.
We all know how musical Biopics go in today’s cinema, or at least we’ve had our common share of them ourselves. And that being said we have to point out that it’s really getting tiresome to witness Biopics tread on the wheels of the selfsame formula. Where we customarily perceive the celebrity as a kid, then follow the struggles they encounter towards reaching their peak of fame, and commonly comprehending the drug-sex-alcohol aspect of it all. But taking all of that into consideration, Dexter Fletcher’s approach in “Rocketman” proffered a unique, fresh, and one hell of an entertaining successful experience as a gift to the fans and non-fans of Elton John.
There are two reasons why “Rocketman” emerges on top in our fair share of Biopics, and firstly that’s because Fletcher follows a story structure that’s rarely seen in a Biography Film, where we pick up with Elton John (Taron Egerton) narrating the story from the moment the movie kicks off towards the end, and in contrast provides the audience with a close-knit cohesive storyline, while also drifting away from the traditional plot format where we’re usually fed a simple narration that’s info constructed from A to Z. Secondly and most importantly, the factor that assisted the film in distinguishing it, is the fact that it featured a fair amount of Musical sequences “Les Miserables”-“La La Land” style, the beautifully crafted montages are the main plus of this movie, they truly diminished the boredom a lot of Biopics come across to in cinema these days. In addition, Taron Egerton’s Elton John performance was mind-blowing, the energy and charisma he demands on screen is something that he was definitely hiding. I mean we loved him in both “Eddie the Eagle” and “Kingsman” but this amazing show that he dispatched is truly something else and definitely worth an oscar in our opinions.
Wrapping up, “Rocketman” is one of the year’s best so far, and we have to credit Dexter Fletcher’s creative direction and Taron’s top notch performance, that deemed it deserving of being up there. We suggest you give it a watch as soon as you can cause it’s sure as hell worth you time!
⚖️ Final Rating: 8.5/10