Rocketman

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ChrisChopping
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Rocketman

Postby ChrisChopping » 10 Jun 2019, 16:04

What a fucking mess

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Re: Rocketman

Postby Sneelock » 10 Jun 2019, 22:52

I haven't seen it yet.
I think it's gonna be a long, long time...
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Re: Rocketman

Postby Samoan » 11 Jun 2019, 12:00

ChrisChopping wrote:What a fucking mess

Pray tell.

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Re: Rocketman

Postby Lord Rother » 11 Jun 2019, 12:06

It doesn’t appeal to me but I’ve only seen good reviews. (Not that I’ve looked around much.)

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Re: Rocketman

Postby Samoan » 11 Jun 2019, 12:17

Yeah, the reviews I've seen are all enthusiastic so it's on my list.

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Re: Rocketman

Postby ChrisChopping » 13 Jun 2019, 03:26

It’s very stagy, like the adaptation of a stage musical that never was. Plus it tries to use the songs of Elton john to tell a biographical story of his life even though the film makes explicit that Bernie writes his lyrics. Elton John is not an autobiographical songwriter. So it all seems a bit forced.

The worst thing is how it uses songs from the wrong time period all the way through, which means so many of the scenes are a much less resonant than they could have been.

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Re: Rocketman

Postby Hightea » 13 Jun 2019, 14:48

is was awful. Agree with CC wrong songs at wrong times. The story was all over the place and so much more interesting stuff missing.
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