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Paramount Pictures: “Rocketman” Official Trailer (Opening 5/2019)

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It was just over a year ago in January 2018, that Sir Elton John announced that he would be embarking upon his “Farewell Tour” and bring his world of fans his greatest hits one last time. I’ve documented assorted narratives for the readership since then since in online time this feels like a forever ago but if you didn’t see the initial announcement and want to just click HERE to see the scoop. Then in October 2018, we got the very first glimpse of the upcoming biopic “Rocketman” but since it was a teaser there wasn’t much to it. Now, some four months later, Paramount Pictures has delivered a full on Official Trailer and if you love the music of Elton (and who doesn’t in some sense), you’re going to want to see this one. Let’s watch.

Premise: The film tells the story of Elton John’s life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music, through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.

Taron Egerton as Elton John
Jamie Bell as Bernie Taupin
Richard Madden as John Reid
Bryce Dallas Howard as Sheila Eileen
Charlie Rowe
Gemma Jones
Kit Connor
Kamil Lemieszewski
Steven Mackintosh

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: At the time of the teaser trailers release way back when, the world had not yet even seen the Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” and if you were following the media frenzy around that film its safe to say that a LOT has happened since then. The Freddie Mercury story has won all sorts of awards and accolades and I have to admit that I loved the film and have watched it a few more times now that I own a copy on Blu-ray and Digital. Now onto the film about Elton John’s beginnings and history. There seem to be some historical similarities happening in this film as the singer changes his identity and becomes a completely new person over time to be the musician he is supposed to be. The difference that is quickly established is the inclusion of what appear to be numerous fantasy scenes. Those might make it interesting so I am curious to see how they are done. I liked what I saw here and will probably see it early in the theatrical run. We are living in a very prolific time of music history films as not only did we get “Bohemian Rhapsody” but the Black Metal fans got “Lords Of Chaos” (about the rise of the movement for that music) and just the other day “The Dirt” which is about the formative years of the band Motley Crue. If you readers are interested in those trailers just click their names to launch the posts that feature them. So what did you think of this trailer? Did you enjoy it? Chime in down in the comments section below.

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