Rocketman Was A Cinematic Masterpiece
Start writing a post

Rocketman Was A Cinematic Masterpiece

As if a movie about Elton John wouldn't be spectacular

84
Rocketman Was A Cinematic Masterpiece

*POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD, BUT I'M TRYING TO STILL KEEP THOSE VAGUE*

Elton John has made no secret of him having a glamorous life. He has his farewell tour going on now, and with that in mind, it was interesting to see what made this rock 'n roll titan into such an insane talent.

I should also specify that I went to see this movie with possibly the world's biggest Elton fan, my lovely friend Delaney. She has all of Elton John's albums on vinyl, follows numerous fan accounts and Tumblr feeds (one of which supplied my awesome cover pic for this article-- thanks again, Jordan! Check out their profile! https://instagram.com/jordanhillustrations?igshid=1bvpzm2z5rx30 ), and she was capital R READY for this movie. I was more excited to see Taron Egerton as Elton John and Jamie Bell and Richard Madden (can Robb Stark sing? Are we going to hear him sing?). We both left breathless and energized, and OH MY GOD, did I learn a lot.

Rocketman was brutally honest. It did not try to paint Elton John as someone who was perfect and had everything bad happen to him (though there were some times he was doing everything right and people were TERRIBLE). The movie quite literally has John laying out all his issues for the audience to see, starting at the end, so to speak, and then getting us back to that point.

I was particularly excited that the movie is oftentimes structured like a movie musical, so people burst into song and there are many songs sung by multiple characters. For the most part, the score came in at perfect times to highlight parts of the story. I am told those songs probably were not so perfectly timed in real life because some events were illustrated with songs that weren't written yet, but I was just there for the MAGIC, you know? And I got that.

There were so many costumes and over-the-top moments, and it was really interesting to go online afterwards and find those costumes and their real context. All of the costumes came from real performances! Someone give this movie an Oscar.

Additionally, the movie focused a lot on the relationships Elton John built in the build of his career. Of course, some are great and some are terrible. There's a character I was rooting for the whole time that was not given enough credit. I cried a couple times watching Elton try to navigate some of the more, shall we say, dangerous, situations and relationships.

This movie is great for anyone who wants to gain a basic level of knowledge about Elton John and his life up until now or for the established fan who wants to jam to a lot of music of his that might not be the most popular (there was a wide range of music in the movie). If you like any of the actors involved, go see it. If you enjoy music, go see it.

And, most importantly, if you like MOVIES, go see it.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

88868
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

196845
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments