Rocketman ★★★½

Taron Egerton was on FIRE! Surely his preformance will land him an Oscar nomination- he acted the heck out of that role. As for the film itself, it was a full-fledged movie musical with a weak third act. I’m not saying it was a bad film, but by the end it felt overly kitschy and the majority of Elton’s close relationships were reduced to caricatures that did Elton wrong at some point in his life. While I am typically against jukebox musicals, I would love to see what a creative team could do for this work on the stage. In a rare turn of events, I think this story would work better on the stage than it did on film. But as I said, it should at least score an acting nom for Egerton (truth be told, it should be nominated for EVERYTHING Bohemian Rhapsody was nominated for as that film was a trainwreck 🤷🏽‍♂️).