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A beautifully shot, slow-moving tribute to modernism and small, significant moments. Haley Lu Richardson is an incredibly gifted actor who provides the film a deeply satisfying emotional core. When you're in the mood for a film that ruminates, this departure to familiar yet foreign world may feel like a treat.
Mads Mikkelsen is a fine actor and carries this view on his experienced shoulders. But this is a survival film somehow made boring. Time is of the essence and their lives hang in the balance, but the film seems meandering as the circuitous route the characters are forced to take.
What did we just see? I'm not exactly sure. And I'm not a musicals fan. Yet, everything about "Rocketman" works. From the score and dialogue to the set design and performances, this is the adventure diversion summer films are supposed to be. Taron Egerton gives an incredibly spirited performance, complimented by a cast of authentic characters who embody their influences on Elton John. Rocketman is summer movies reimagined, beyond the endless superhero computer theatrics and movies like Bohemian Rhapsody that are little more than songs strung together by a shallow plot. If Rami Malik receives the best actor award for his two-note performance as Freddie Mercury, what does Taron Egerton deserve for a performance that uses the entire keyboard. Enjoy the adventure, redemption and poignancy.
The plot is too complex for children, and the dialogue fails to appeal to either children or adults. We were very disappointed.
Definitely has it's shortcomings, but this is a good story that invests in the relationships that make it engaging.