Mosky Reviews The New "Rocketman" Movie.
If you love classic rock and Elton John’s music, you’ll love the two-hour,
“Rocketman.” Loosely based on Elton’s life as told through the many hit
songs in his vast song catalogue.
A friend of mine said it was “tacky,” but I didn’t find that to be the
case. I found it very entertaining. “Rocketman” goes where “Bohemian
Rhapsody” should’ve gone: Starting with Elton as a boy whose real name is
Reginald Kenneth Dwight, the piano prodigy grew up in England in a house of
two, unfortunately, UNLOVING parents.
It also goes deeper in the drug, alcohol, sex addiction and homosexual fronts
as well which maybe the reason “Rocketman’s” box office hasn’t come
anywhere NEAR the scale of “Bohemian Rhapsody”. But unlike Freddy Mercury,
Elton is alive — 72 — and you can still see this living legend perform on
his farewell tour.
Like Rami Malek who plays Freddy Mercury and was the winnner of the 2018 Best
Actor Oscar, British actor, Taron David Egerton, known for the 2014 film
“Kingsman: The Secret Service.” Egerton does a tremendous job portraying
Elton, who took his stage name from Elvis and John Lennon, not just
physically, but vocally impressive as well. It’s not easy emulating
Elton’s soaring vocals. Taron Egerton should get nominated for a Best Actor
Oscar for this performance.
By the way, the controversy of a straight actor playing a gay man is just
babble and drivel. What matters is Taron’s stand out performance and
impressive vocals. The costume designer should, also,get an Oscar nomination
well as for replicating Elton’s stage attire throughout his career.
Like “Bohemian Rhapsody’s” recreation of Queen’s now historic 1985
Live Aid performance, I absolutely LOVED the scene at the Troubadour, the
legendary intimate club in Los Angeles where Elton first performed in
“Rocketman” would probbly play better as a Broadway play, which I hope
happens, but with a great soundtrack, a somewhat “tacky” at times
choreography and Taron Egerton's authentic performance as Elton. "Rocketman"
is worth watching, even if just for the music. I give “Rocketman” four