Movie Review - Rocketman

You know, this has been a pretty weak year for movies so far. But occasionally, there are some good ones that come out. Some great ones in fact. So now, I shall talk about what is hands down my favorite of the year so far.

Rocketman is a biopic that tells the story of Elton John’s life and how he became who he is. In this movie, Elton John is played by Taron Egerton. Which is funny because he sang the song “I’m Still Standing” at the end of Sing and he acted alongside Elton in Kingsman 2. Wouldn’t be surprised if this was all planned from the start. I saw this a few weeks ago at a Fandango early screening and I don’t know why I waited until now to actually review it. But I’m really happy to talk about it because this movie is a masterpiece. I pretty much loved everything about it. The thing that really makes this movie worth watching is Taron Egerton’s performance as Elton John. He did an absolutely impressive job. Every scene he acts in really made me believe he was Elton John. Even when he sings. Taron Egerton definitely deserves an Oscar for this performance. Not only that, but this movie is also visually beautiful. During the song sequences, the cinematography is done very well and the choreography is just so great. I especially like when Elton is in a pool. The way they did that was very impressive and looked better than any scene in Aquaman.

Pretty much every performance in this movie is great. Every actor really gets into their roles and I rarely ever actually see the actor portraying the roles. I actually see the roles they’re portraying. That’s how great these performances are. One of my worries with this film was that it might be boring just like with most biopics. I thought that it would follow the same formula as others do. While does have a similar formula, I was never bored watching this movie. There’s so much energy coming from everyone that it makes it fun to watch. The musical numbers never feel like they’re out of place. They really help with the film a lot. When the movie also tries to be funny, it feels very natural. The writing and the directing are just top notch.

This is pretty much all I had to say about Rocketman. It’s just such a great movie and easily my favorite of the year. I really hope this gets nominated for some Oscars. It really deserves it. I’m glad I made it through this review without mentioning Bohemian Rhapsody.


Score: 10/10