What have we to Declare?
Posted by: Middlesex till we die (IP Logged)
Date: 30 May, 2019 06:49

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Re: What have we to Declare?
Posted by: rod/ed (IP Logged)
Date: 30 May, 2019 07:25

After two days of my three day trip to Worcester it was a case of " Don't stop me now coz I'm having such a good time ".The rain came and since the late great Barry Norman was Middlesex till he died I feel I should expand my match report from the cinema..." and why not ".
Rocket Man is an enjoyable two hours but not as well acted as Bohemian Rhapsody. It charts the time line of Elton John but the music used is not in the chronological order so in that respect a bit contrived, the more so since he didn't write the lyrics. However it does follow his life unlike other musical films on which note when I came out the cinema and heard play had started in thought " Mama Mia here we go again "

Re: What have we to Declare?
Posted by: MiddleToWest (IP Logged)
Date: 30 May, 2019 08:10

Rocketman, as a Dexter Fletcher film, is more akin to Sunshine on Leith than Bohemian Rhapsody. And yes I know that DF finished BR but it wasn't really his film. Rocketman is a biopic musical, not just a hagiographic remembrance of a great showman.

Taron Egerton portrays the essence of Reggie D rather than a straight impression and he does it well. The Troubador scene was, for me, easily a match for the Live Aid bit in BR.

Don't get me wrong, BR is a decent film with a great central performance and many cartoonish cutouts in support. RM is more rounded with other characters - especially Jamie Bell and Bernie Taupin and the always excellent Stephen Graham hamming it up - adding to the whole.

Like the band Queen, BR rode a wave of hype and hysteria that is somewhat lacking in substance. RM beats it hands down.

And that lead is plenty. Declare and get amongst 'em.

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