Rocketman (Dexter Fletcher, 2019) USA|UK

Reviewed by Kaio Farkouh.

Directed by Dexter Fletcher, the movie tells the story about the well known famous singer/composer Elton John, who is interpreted interpreted by Taron Egerton. The movie starts  at the moment he was a kid and goes through his sexuality, his problems with drugs/alcohol and also his problems with family and friends and how he overcame all of it, to be such an iconic artist.

The movies shines in not in only where the musical biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” shined, but it knows how to tell a much better story as a drama and a musical. First of all, Taron does an amazing job, as good as Rami Malek did as Freddie Mercury, the difference here is that Taron actually sings. Sometimes through the movie, I looked at him and I could not see Taroon himself, but Elton John. He does an amazing job, not only when it involves the shows or even the musical performances, but also when the movie goes drama. 

I wouldn’t say that Elton John had the easiest and best life, and the movie shows that. From relationship problems with his dad, that builds to his lack of love and which resembles on his sexuality, and how his moms tells him, that it is not a problem for him to be gay, but you will never be loved, and for great part of his life, it is true. And this lack of love and appreciation comes down in such a strong way, that it does not matter if you have all you want, if you do not have someone who can love you, you do not have nothing. It is not only a story about being loved, but also a story about how we can get lost being alone and not appreciated, taking us to drugs and alcohol and almost ruining all we conquered.

“Rocketman” is a good movie with good things to take out of it, with an amazing performance by Taron Egerton, the movie shines the most, however the movie sometimes lacks in continuity with some very weird scenes, that took myself out of the movie, and unfortunately it is more than one time. 

“Rocketman” trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3vO8E2e6G0

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