Rocketman (out May 30) is a musical drama about singer-songwriter Elton John. The film struggles with the breadth of material and many characters feel underdeveloped (a 2-3 min sequence involving his wife is laughably bad). Still, there's a lot to like about the lead performance of Taron Egerton and the best scenes in the movie are those shared with good friend Bernie Taupin (played by Jamie Bell). It's fun and flashy but the shallowness to the screenplay is hard to shake. Grade: B-.
Mini Review - Rocketman
- Written by Matthew Toomey