This week’s episode the guys review the Elton John biopic / musical, Rocketman. The movie title is a nod to one of Elton’s hit songs, “Rocketman”. This movie takes you through the highs and lows and the personal struggles Elton faced throughout his career to make it as a music industry legend.
Young Reginald Dwight changes his name to 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 the epic musical story of Elton John, his breakthrough years in the 1970s and his fantastical transformation from shy piano prodigy to international superstar.
This movie was released to theaters on May 31, 2019.
This movie is Rated R for Violence, nudity, sexual content, foul language, drug use.
Let the review, begin.
IMDB Rating: 7.3 / 10 Stars
Rotten Tomatoes: *CERTIFIED FRESH* 89% TOMATOMETER, 88% Audience Score
Justin’s Score: Large Popcorn
Dave’s Score: Medium Popcorn
Joe’s Score: Overflowing Medium
If you are a fan of Elton John’s music but not a fan of musical’s this is still a great film to watch. Most of the song choices help move the story along quite nicely, but you may find only a couple that could pull you away from the story. The musical pieces are used to help transition the story into its next chapter so you aren’t drowning in a sea of singing for the sake of singing. A few scenes are a little intense but Elton said it best that he didn’t live a PG-13 life so he wasn’t going to make a PG-13 film.