Rocketman ★★★★½

y’all know i hated bohemian rhapsody and seeing this gave me new language as to why: rocketman wasn’t afraid to be a musical!!! we weren’t watching an extended concert trailer!!! the music was used narratively instead of as a victory lap!!! it didn’t try to convince us elton john is great; it knew we know that already!!! instead of sitting through watching somebody perform music AS elton john, we got to understand where the music came from and we got to watch somebody PLAY elton john!!! a music biopic that actually respects its subject!!! i loved it bye

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