Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
I’m not a huge Elton John fan so going into Rocketman I was probably starting from a lower position that many – in short the film had a higher bar to hit, especially coming off the back of the excellent (if flawed) Bohemian Rhapsody (also partly directed by Dexter Fletcher). I’m happy to report that quite simply Rocketman is excellent. Taron Egerton owns his never off screen role as Elton John but as good as he is (and maybe even better than Malik was as Freddie) it’s the confident, funny and often crazy direction of Fletcher that is the star here – adeptly reflecting the life of the films subject. Yup Lock Stocks Bacon once again shows why he’s one of the best directors in the UK today. This is a must see for fans of Elton John (and those that aren’t) and needs to be seen on the big screen for maximum impact. Such good fun.
Best Bit: Egerton is superb
Cinema, Stream, Avoid: Cinema
If You Liked this Try: Bohemian Rhapsody, What’s Love Got To do With It, 24 Hour Party People
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Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil’s Quick Capsule Review…