7:30 PM | ROCKETMAN
2019 | Biography/Fantasy | 2h 1m | M
Biographical musical film based on the life of musician Elton John. Taron Egerton is Elton John in this fantasy biopic that recounts his years as a young prodigy through to his musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.
Note: this movie contains sex scenes, offensive language and drug use.
NZ Herald Review "The most important thing you need to know about Rocketman is it's not a factual biopic of Elton John going from boy to superstar. Instead, it's a ready-made musical, a fantasy interpretation inspired by his flamboyance and over-the-top style. If that sounds agreeable, you're going to have a blast. Director Dexter Fletcher - who rescued Bohemian Rhapsody after that film's original director Bryan Singer was fired - should be applauded for taking a creative and bold approach to Rocketman. Audiences levitating, hallucinatory scenes at the bottom of a pool as Elton attempts suicide, 20 songs, often arranged differently, actor Taron Egerton as Elton doing all the singing - these are all risky, but are pulled off with some style."