Taron Egerton gives a knock out performance in ROCKETMAN, indeed the movie never puts a foot wrong. It moves at a pace with scenes that are both punchy and beautiful. This has to be one of the most honest gutsiest biographies I have seen. Elton John was a producer of the film so I expected it to be a bit sanitised. Not so.
John takes all the punches.
Indeed John seems to be much more sensitive and fair to those around him than he is on himself.
It is brave and honest.
Mostly bio pics work so hard at revealing the subject in a really positive light. This is always the case if the subject is involved in production. Its a bit like auto biog books which are often written with highly inflated egos.
The film like its brilliant subject matter is ugly, aggressive , , shocking, ,, camp , outrageous, ,and at times extraordinarily beautiful.
Visually its fantastic. Very clever editing and top production values.