Elton John Biopic “Rocketman” Trailer Debuts

“Based on a True Fantasy”

There are 3 trends rampant in Classic Rock right now:

  1. Re-Mastering Albums
  2. Super Deluxe Box-Sets that include the kitchen sink of the bands tour bus.
  3. And Biopics!

Elton John’s biopic Rocketman stars Taron Egerton as the rock icon. He’s got the outlandish costumes, the receding hairline, and the over sized glasses, but unfortunately not he voice. Take a look/ listen:

And before you say, “That’s not fair! How’s he suppose to live up to Sir Elton John?!”. I’d like to direct you to the new Queen Biopic coming out next month where they laid over Freddie Mercury’s vocals to match Rami Malek’s mouth. It’s a tall order to ask anyone to imitate one of the best voices of all time in Mercury or John. So don’t try.

Overall, I’m curious about this movie. I’ll have to watch it because I respect Elton John too much not to. But I’m cautious moving forward.