ROCKETMAN Blu-ray Review
An epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years.
Directed By: Dexter Fletcher
Written By: Lee Hall
Starring: Taron Egerton (Elton John), Jamie Bell (Bernie Taupin), Richard Madden (John Reid), Bryce Dallas Howard (Sheila), Gemma Jones (Ivy), Steven Mackintosh (Stanley), Tom Bennett (Fred), Mathew Illesley (Young Reggie), Kit Connor (Older Reggie), Charlie Rowe (Ray Williams), and more.
Genre: Biography, Drama, & Music
Runtime: Approx. 121 Minutes
- English: Dolby Atmos
- English: Dolby TrueHD 7.1
- Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
- French: Dolby Digital 5.1
- Portuguese: Dolby Digital 5.1
- Thai: Dolby Digital 5.1
- Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
- Resolution: 1080p
- Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
- Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
- Subtitles: English SDH, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Cantonese, Hindi, Korean, Malay, Mandarin (Simplified), & Thai
- Extended Musical Sequences
- 10 Deleted & Extended Scenes
I give the Rocketman Blu-ray a B+.
Rocketman is a film that tells the story of Elton John. It is more of a musical than a biopic. Or maybe a little bit of both. This film does feature some of the more known songs by Elton John.
I enjoyed this film. I loved the music. Elton John was born with talent from a young child. He could pick up anything from ear. He is definitely a musical genius. The only vice I have about this film is that it is more of a musical than a biopic. I felt that this format took away from the storyline but I was still able to see the trials and tribulations that Elton went through and the musical numbers they did use went with what was going on in the scene. I also loved Taron Egerton performance as Elton John. He looked the part and brought the over the top style of Elton John to life in this film. Even the actor who played a young, Elton resembled the real one.
Catch Rocketman out on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, & Digital August 27th!