[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
Elvis in Action as Never Before!
After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star.
What's amazing about this, Elvis' third movie, is that he plays a jerk. For all but the last 5 minuets, the guy is pretty unlikable. Now, you won't find many stars that are willing to do that without some back story about an abused childhood or something.
Elvis kills a guy in fight and is sent for a few years to prison for manslaughter. His cellmate teaches him a few things about music and gives him a lead for when he gets out. The lead doesn't directly pan out, but indirectly leads to meeting a woman who works with him and eventually getting a hit record. Then getting into movies, then... well, I don't want to give it all away!
There are some gaps and plot holes, but still Jailhouse Rock is one of Elvis' better movies, and certainly better than most 1950s rock 'n' roll movies.
Jailhouse Rock is one of Elvis' first and arguably best movies, with a strong script, great music and an excellent supporting cast, I definitely consider it a favourite. Elvis plays Vince Everett, a young man who likes things done his way and after serving a prison sentence, embarks upon a music career. One of Elvis' more in-depth characters, Vince is a role that really showcased Elvis' acting skills as well as including one of the best soundtracks of any of his movies. Also featuring the infamous Jailhouse Rock scene where Elvis performs the title track which is often considered the scene that steals the movie. Although considered his best, this film was tainted for Elvis as very soon after filming finished his co-star and friend Judy Tyler tragically died in a car accident and Elvis found it impossible to watch again.
Mmmmm, Elvis is a cad in this! It was his third feature film and it stands out as one of the best from his repertoire. Elvis movies and their plots really got kitschy and goofy as his career progressed. I mean, I enjoy them all because I love him, but this one is definitely a cut above the rest. Needless to say the music is fabulous.
"That ain't tactics honey, its just the beast in me"
Elvis may not be the worlds greatest actor and was never going win massive awards for his said acting ability.
There was something though in Elvis that many of today's leading actors would give their left testicle for. Charisma. Elvis just reeks of it throughout the 96 minutes and delivers some great one liners.
As for the movie its actually one of my favorite movies and I forgot how good it was as its been a few years since I watched it. Some of his best loved tracks are used throughout the movie too so that's not a bad thing.
Although it was no fault of his own the only…
This is the first Elvis Presley film that I have seen in full, and I have to admit that I didn't find his character likeable at all. I know that he's supposed to portray his character that way, but it's difficult to engage with a film when you don't like the 'legendary' star in the lead. There are some great musical numbers, though.
Believe it or not, this is the first Elvis movie I've ever seen. I was a little surprised it was a straightforward drama with the songs as part of his character performing. I figured it would be a more lightweight musical comedy. In fact, Elvis' character is pretty much a tremendous dick to everyone he meets - so much for making him likable for audiences.
Regardless, there are two main reasons to see this film:
1. Elvis Presley's singing
2. Co-star Judy Tyler's beauty, especially when smiling, which she does a lot.
one of the King's best films
A young man accidentally kills a man in barroom brawl and is sent to prison for manslaughter while in there, he learns how to sing and play guitar. After getting out, he becomes a big star and an even bigger gigantic asshole. This is widely considered to be Elvis Presley's best film. It's safe to say I most likely won't be checking out the others. Yes, the film has a great soundtrack. Elvis is far from the best actor but he does have this almost otherworldly quality that makes him oddly watchable but even he can't completely salvage the rather dull plot and the rather disappointing musical numbers (the songs are great but the musical numbers that accompany them fail to impress). Recommended only for Elvis fans.
‘Jailhouse Rock’ feels essentially just like a vehicle for Elvis Presley and it’s him that’s both the best and worst thing about it. The best sections of the film by far are the musical sequences, where he’s simply allowed to do what he does and does it brilliantly. The titular song is particularly great and it’s because the music is so good that it’s actually a very easy film to watch. The plot, however, is very flawed and most of this has to do with Presley’s character. He is an intensely dislikeable, self-important thug that isn’t even charming or charismatic enough to come across as a ‘bad boy’ antihero. He’s just simply horrible and stays like that for the whole…
Not really seen many Elvis Movies, i saw Girls Girls Girls a few weeks back and enjoyed, maybe caught some on tv when younger, thats about it. and this was a fun film to watch, Elvis hungry for success after Leaving Jail and the dodgy world he has to deal with, and of course Singing and Dancing.
The Elvis movie that plays like he would never be able to make a movie again, this takes the Espresso Bongo or Slade In Flame route of lightly fictionalising the star and then making them a bit dumb, self regarding and big headed and feeds them the semi-tragic arc of a doomed popstar. The first half hour is the best, where Elvis seems genuinely dangerous, where he accidentally kills a man and learns to become a man in prison, but the film is a nice peek into the late 1950's music business (TV specials and studio recording). If the final battle is a bit far fetched, it caps off a well made and acted storyline, and makes you feel sorry for the boorish star with the golden voice. I've not seen them all but certainly this puts a lie to the idea they are all worthless fluff.
This better-than-average vehicle for Elvis is a lot of fun.
Never seen this before but I was blown away. REALLY GREAT.
Just a great film all around.
"How dare you think such cheap tactics would work with me!"
"That ain't tactics, honey. It's just the beast in me."
Surprisingly little jail in this.
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