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Plot: The story of Elton John’s life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.
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There’s so much that works about ‘Rocketman’, so the fact it never fully commits to its musical fantasy conceit is a bit of a disappointment. It ends up aligning most with Julie Taymor’s curious 2007 Beatles musical ‘Across the Universe’ – a really great idea and approach to the work of a musical artist that never finds its feet or the bravery to fully be itself. It’s still a moving and occasionally stirring portrait of Elton John, and while the lack of emotional or narrative detail in the screenplay never allows Taron Egerton to fully unleash his potential, he’s still a terrific Elton John and sings the hell out of these amazing songs. In the end, despite a refreshing honesty and some fascinating choices, ‘Rocketman’ is never as daring as it so desperately wants and needs and deserves to be, a film on the road to somewhere but never quite getting there.
– Daniel Lammin
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_Rocketman_ tries to walk a line between the paint-by-numbers musician biopic bog standard, and epic musical fantasy. A lot of the time when a movie tries to be a blend of two things, it ends up being neither. _Rocketman_, conversely, ends up being both, just never at the same time. It’s basically two movies, and that epic musical fantasy movie I was talking about that’s in there, that’s a **great** movie. Unfortunately, the other one, is not so much. I’m still gonna come away giving it a recommendation, because there is enough in there to mean that I enjoyed it, especially in the core casting, all of which is great, not least Egerton. But I was little disappointed, not because my expectations were too high going in or anything, but because every time Rocketman began to slip into a euphoric high, it was moments later wrenched back to, well… Reality, I guess. Albeit a reality we only see on a movie screen. And we see on **every** movie screen when it’s a musician biopic. I mean, this is Elton John we’re talking about, if there was ever a moment to reject the mundane and fully embrace the over-the-top flamboyant fantasy it was here. But _Rocketman_ just kind of Awkward Christian Camp Side Hugs the over-the-top flamboyant fantasy.
_Final rating:★★★ – I liked it. Would personally recommend you give it a go._
Although classical music and opera is more my cup of tea/forte, that has never stopped me from having always admired Elton John and loving most of his songs. “Your Song”, “Something About the Way You Look Tonight”, “I’m Still Standing” and pretty much all the songs in ‘The Lion King’ are especially great, one of the few exceptions being “Crocodile Rock”. He is/was also a quite interesting man, both stage persona and personal life, and the period that is primarily focused on is a very compelling one and worthy of being told on film.
‘Rocketman’ was not a perfect film, but on the most part it was thoroughly enjoyable and at its best dazzlingly executed when seeing it in the cinema earlier this year. As far as films released in 2019 goes, ‘Rocketman’ is to me in the better half. Even if accuracy and the chronology can be called into question, it still makes John and his personal life, detailing his childhood, early career and how it came to be and the troubled period of his career, quite fascinating. As well as being worthy of a lot of admiration in its own right.
Not everything works. For my liking, the last twenty minutes or so are executed too tidily.
While John and Bernie Taupin are well rounded and fully realised characters, the other characters, despite being well acted by particularly Bryce Dallas Howard, felt like underdeveloped caricatures (i.e. the parents’ cold behaviour towards Reggie not being explained).
However, ‘Rocketman’ has so many things working in its favour and more so than the bad. First and foremost, Taron Egerton. A totally committed and quite brilliant performance full of confidence, swagger, flair, subtlety and nuance, not to mention a great singing voice, treating John with respect without impersonating him. The scene where he opens up to his mother and his reaction to her cold response was heart-breaking in particular. Jamie Bell is the other performance worthy of note and the relationship between John and Taupin is handled beautifully, with the right amount of intensity but also taste. One can tell how well they clicked and feel their mutual affection and it really drives the film and at times the heart of it.
It looks great too, beautifully photographed and John’s flamboyant costumes are a sight to behold, one of the bigger examples being that unlike-anything-you’ve-seen-before one in the therapy. The songs are as magnificent as one expects and staged with a lot of brio and confidence without being overblown. The very moving “Your Song”, performance and the understated staging, being a big standout in this regard, another powerful part being with what is done with the opening of “Yellow Brick Road”, done so truthfully and mirroring what is going on at that present moment without spelling it out too much and showing how much Taupin cares for John. Heck, the film even manages to make “Crocodile Rock” tolerable in one of the film’s more exuberant moments.
The script manages to be both entertaining and sincere, underneath all the flashiness there is depth too. There may be conventional moments in the story (a lot of biopics though are like that), but the scenes showing off John’s unique showmanship are difficult to look away from and the story detailing John’s troubled personal life at the time is powerful. A great job is done showing who John is, what he is and how his mind worked when dealing with troubles and when he was writing and performing. Dexter Fletcher’s direction is adept.
Summing up, a very, very good and often great film that just misses out on being brilliant. 8/10
Reg (almost) Strikes Back.
I enjoyed this, but somehow felt a little underwhelmed! There is something tame about Taron Egerton’s performance. Sir Elton has never been shy in admitting to the excesses of his pursuit of happiness in the 70’s – perhaps there was a reluctance to have this rated 18 (R) so much of that was left to our imagination? Jamie Bell, Richard Madden and Charlie Rowe make creditable contributions but it still lacks punch! Maybe, so soon after “Bohemian Rhapsody” it just doesn’t quite have the rawness and/or edginess? The soundtrack – provided by Egerton, himself, is the stuff of legend, though and all-in-all it is still a most enjoyable watch.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 1 min (121 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, Music
Director Dexter Fletcher
Writer Lee Hall
Actors Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden
Country United Kingdom, United States, Canada
Awards Won 1 Oscar. 22 wins & 81 nominations total
Production Company Rocket Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa Mini, Panavision G-Series Lenses, Arri Alexa SXT, Panavision Primo, E-, G-Series, ATZ and AWZ2 Lenses
Laboratory Cinelab London (35mm film dailies), Cinelab, London, UK (digital dailies) (film dailies), Goldcrest Post, London, UK (digital intermediate), On Set Tech LTD (digital imaging)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format CFast 2.0, Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (2.8K) (source format), ARRIRAW (3.4K) (source format) (some shots), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Dolby Vision, Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema