A biopic musical as flamboyant and extravagant as its subject matter, Rocketman is the explosive life story of legendary British rock artist Sir Elton John and the many ups and downs of his skyrocket to international fame. The film makes the inspired choice of incorporating an incredible amount of the artist’s songs into the film by way of abstract musical numbers, with full-on Hollywood-style choreography and grandiose performances. Taron Egerton and director Dexter Fletcher miraculously manage to capture the spirit and energy of John in every frame of this beautifully rendered film, with Egerton giving the songs a modern pop flare that still remains evocative of John’s distinctive blues-inspired style. Rocketman is the kind of rewarding departure from typical biopic formula that an artist like John truly deserves, and is a wildly entertaining addition to his well-regarded legacy.
0:00 – 10:00: Ford v Ferrari, Rambo: Last Blood, Pixar’s Onward
10:00 – 30:10: Box Office
30:10 – 1:17:47: Rocketman