Taron Egerton embodies Sir Elton John in Rocketman for an enjoyable musical journey.
"Rocketman" tells the story of music icon Sir Elton John’s early years. The film takes a look at his troubled family life, his coming out journey and the up and downs of fame and fortune. Going into "Rocketman" as a millennial with little knowledge of John’s early career was interesting since I’m most familiar with the latter part.
And even though he is a queer music icon, his most impactful years happened in the 70s and 80s. Which for obvious reasons I wasn’t around for and really only know him for his contribution to "The Lion King" soundtrack and being one of Lady Gaga’s muses and friends.
Seeing his impact on the music industry is something music fans and his adoring fans will appreciate. The level of rawness shown within Rocketman is also very earnest and I was shocked that John allowed so much of his life to be shown. John is an executive producer on the film as it shows in the level of information being shared throughout the film, and the audience is let into very personal moments in the "Your Song" singer’s life.