Screener Squad: Rocketman

Rocketman Movie Review


Because many critics in Austin didn’t get a preview screening for Rocketman, we had to wait to see it in theaters. Now that London, Justin, and Lexie saw it though, they can tell you all about this musical fantasy following the life of Reginald Dwight, or Sir Elton John as most people know him. As played by Taron Egerton, the movie follows his humble beginnings as a musical prodigy living in Middlesex, England leading to his fateful encounter with lyricist and lifelong friend Bernie Taupin (Jaime Bell). From there, it also covers an extensive portion of his career highlights, his romance with his manager John Reid (Richard Madden), his drug-fueled antics, and much more. It sounds like a pretty familiar musical biopic fresh off the heels of a hit like Bohemian Rhapsody, which Dexter Fletcher also co-directed. Does this have enough quality on its own to stand out in a crowded genre? Find out here!


Directed by: Dexter Fletcher

Starring: Taron Egerton, Richard Madden, Jaime Bell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Steven Mackintosh

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