Blue Hawaii Reviews

  • Jul 19, 2020

    Fun film that Elvis fans will love, nothing new but the music is great.

    Fun film that Elvis fans will love, nothing new but the music is great.

  • Jun 18, 2020

    As it may have aged, the plot and songs have. Not a classic, just an aged film with a star of talent!

    As it may have aged, the plot and songs have. Not a classic, just an aged film with a star of talent!

  • Jan 27, 2019

    The best movie song ever sung: the title song!

    The best movie song ever sung: the title song!

  • Sep 16, 2017

    Nice Hollywood musical ...filmed in Hawaii in color which makes it nicer . Too many songs and a plot w no denouement ....but something about it survives the decades ! (Maybe elvis in smug proto speedos and crooning softly of love and sunsets every five minutes?). All sexism aside , it's mostly a girls movie ( well, it's good for dudes , too. A lotta twistin' babes!).

    Nice Hollywood musical ...filmed in Hawaii in color which makes it nicer . Too many songs and a plot w no denouement ....but something about it survives the decades ! (Maybe elvis in smug proto speedos and crooning softly of love and sunsets every five minutes?). All sexism aside , it's mostly a girls movie ( well, it's good for dudes , too. A lotta twistin' babes!).

  • Aug 17, 2016

    A timeless film, but I have to give it a look again to see if the critics are right about this or not.

    A timeless film, but I have to give it a look again to see if the critics are right about this or not.

  • Jun 03, 2016

    I was almost always true to you. Chad has recently been released from the military and returns home to Hawaii to find a girlfriend who expects him to settle down and live a normal lifestyle and parents who want him to prepare to take over the family business. Unfortunately, Chad wants to pick his own path and rebels against both directions. He may find those that love him have his best interest at heart and he may need to compromise. "How could you kiss that girl?" "It was easy." Norman Taurog, director of Boys Town, GI Blues, Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine, Speedway, The Birds and the Bees, Men of Boys Town, and Mad about Music, delivers Blue Hawaii. The storyline for this picture is fairly cheesy, cliché, and contains mediocre writing and characters. The acting is average and the cast includes Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Angela Lansbury, Roland Winters, and Steve Brodie. "Daddy, are you forgetting yourself?" "I'm trying." I recently came across an Elvis marathon on cable and decided to DVR a few pics. This was very cheesy and did not take itself too seriously. The plot just seemed like an excuse to rollout Elvis and his music. He had charisma, but needed a well written film. I'd skip this unless you are a diehard Elvis fan. "That dog is just plain stupid." Grade: C

    I was almost always true to you. Chad has recently been released from the military and returns home to Hawaii to find a girlfriend who expects him to settle down and live a normal lifestyle and parents who want him to prepare to take over the family business. Unfortunately, Chad wants to pick his own path and rebels against both directions. He may find those that love him have his best interest at heart and he may need to compromise. "How could you kiss that girl?" "It was easy." Norman Taurog, director of Boys Town, GI Blues, Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine, Speedway, The Birds and the Bees, Men of Boys Town, and Mad about Music, delivers Blue Hawaii. The storyline for this picture is fairly cheesy, cliché, and contains mediocre writing and characters. The acting is average and the cast includes Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Angela Lansbury, Roland Winters, and Steve Brodie. "Daddy, are you forgetting yourself?" "I'm trying." I recently came across an Elvis marathon on cable and decided to DVR a few pics. This was very cheesy and did not take itself too seriously. The plot just seemed like an excuse to rollout Elvis and his music. He had charisma, but needed a well written film. I'd skip this unless you are a diehard Elvis fan. "That dog is just plain stupid." Grade: C

  • Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
    May 26, 2016

    Hawaii (circa 1961) and ol'swivel hips is our personal tour guide. Angela Lansbury plays comic relief as his overmomming Southern mommie and Floyd the barber's in there, too, for comic backup lest attention starts to wander. This is strictly for fans of the Pelvis though. Hawaii looks good too. Rock-A-Hula, baby!

    Hawaii (circa 1961) and ol'swivel hips is our personal tour guide. Angela Lansbury plays comic relief as his overmomming Southern mommie and Floyd the barber's in there, too, for comic backup lest attention starts to wander. This is strictly for fans of the Pelvis though. Hawaii looks good too. Rock-A-Hula, baby!

  • Apr 08, 2015

    First off, this movie has it all- Elvis in an army uniform, Elvis with a lei, Elvis kissing every woman, Elvis swinging his hips, Elvis singing Elvis songs, Elvis singing Hawaiian songs, Elvis in a white suit, Elvis with an orange fake tan, Elvis shirtless, Elvis making non stop innuendo, Elvis surfing, Elvis with a dog, Elvis being a good guy, Elvis brawling, Elvis in jail, Elvis on a horse... Unfortunately, what it doesn't have is a plot or any emotion. The music also tapers off into blandness by the end. Way to kill good-actor Elvis, world.

    First off, this movie has it all- Elvis in an army uniform, Elvis with a lei, Elvis kissing every woman, Elvis swinging his hips, Elvis singing Elvis songs, Elvis singing Hawaiian songs, Elvis in a white suit, Elvis with an orange fake tan, Elvis shirtless, Elvis making non stop innuendo, Elvis surfing, Elvis with a dog, Elvis being a good guy, Elvis brawling, Elvis in jail, Elvis on a horse... Unfortunately, what it doesn't have is a plot or any emotion. The music also tapers off into blandness by the end. Way to kill good-actor Elvis, world.

  • Feb 25, 2015

    Great scenery, very nice music, and an energetic/fun Elvis enjoying the role and doing quite well at it. This role combined with his two previous dramas show how much promise he had as a true Hollywood actor....a shame that it never progressed.

    Great scenery, very nice music, and an energetic/fun Elvis enjoying the role and doing quite well at it. This role combined with his two previous dramas show how much promise he had as a true Hollywood actor....a shame that it never progressed.

  • Dec 26, 2014

    Bad accents and incredibly short pants -- Elvis is back in Hawaii. Campy fun.

    Bad accents and incredibly short pants -- Elvis is back in Hawaii. Campy fun.