LOS ANGELES — Multiple movie studios passed on the opportunity to make “Rocketman,” an R-rated musical fantasia about Elton John’s hedonistic breakthrough years. Too gay. Too expensive. Too reliant on
Would it be giving Rocketman too much credit to assume that the filmmakers behind this Elton John biopic (who include executive producer Elton John) are at least faintly aware of their film’s hoariness?
The Fantastical ‘Rocketman’ Is One Hell Of A Ride And Features A Remarkable Performance By Taron Egerton
In Rocketman, during Elton John’s triumphant debut at Los Angeles’ famed Troubadour, as John blasts out “Crocodile Rock,” gravity ceases to exist as John and the crowd start floating toward the ceiling.