- Direction: Dexter Fletcher
- Actors: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell
- Rating: 4/5
Close on the heels of the smash-hit Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, here’s another mega-musical extravaganza about a British rock star and gay icon, Elton John.
Aptly described as a “true-life fantasy” by director Dexter Fletcher (also the un-credited director of Bohemian Rhapsody), Rocketman charts the formative years of the music-man’s career.
Born Reginald Dwight, the shy young piano prodigy changed his name to Elton Hercules John and made himself over as a flamboyant showman with a penchant for outlandish outfits — from jackets, hats and shoes each in a different vivid colour to his trademark, eye-popping spectacles (that often matched the jacket!).