Bohemian Rhapsody was so 2018. 2019 will be its first year of Rocketman .
The Elton John biopic shared about seven instants of footage at Paramount’s CinemaCon presentation Thursday, and while this reporter is on the fence about whether or not it ogles good , I feel somewhat self-confident saying it’s going to make a ton of money.
The lengthened first examination follows Reginald Dwight from his very early years as a reticent kid with a natural flair for classical forte-piano, to his young adult years as an unstoppable innovative action, to a troubled middle age in which he seems to have lost view of who he really is.( Taron Egerton represents John in adulthood .)
We get to see him match songwriter Bernie Taupin( Jamie Bell) and director John Reid( Richard Madden ), change his list to Elton John( according to this movie, he happens upon the surname when he is the case in recognise a photo of the Beatles ), toy the Troubadour and Dodger Stadium, and so on.
In between, there are what looks a lot like full-on musical amounts, like one for “Saturday Night’s Alright, ” set at a revelry, and lovely moments of magical realism, like a shot of someone representing piano at the lower end of a very deep kitty. The familiar music alone should be enough to get butts in seats.
These dreamy styles too cure set Rocketman apart from Bohemian Rhapsody , which it otherwise seems to follow shape for trounce, down to the obligatory background of a nonsensical record exec who exactly can’t seem to understand that what his oddball master has brought him is actually the next huge masterpiece.
That the movies might share some affinities isn’t abysmally surprising, bearing in mind the fact that Rocketman head Dexter Fletcher too facilitated steer Bohemian Rhapsody after Bryan Singer’s exit. But the committee is also speaks to how paint-by-numbers Bohemian Rhapsody felt. Hopefully, Rocketman has a little more entertaining coloring outside the lines.
The other key depicts here is Egerton, who seems to capture John’s crackling energy while layering his rendition with disbelief, pride, and decide. He also does his own talk as John, and in the flecks we considered, fared impressively well. Hey, we know John’s already a supporter.