All showmen are snowmen.

The life of American music icon Elvis Presley, from his childhood to becoming a rock and movie star in the 1950s while maintaining a complex relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

The $85 million dollar budget shows: the costumes, sets, everything is spotless, the acting is fantastic, both from Austin Butler, and from fat Tom Hanks, as well. The storytelling is all over the place, and the pacing is poor as well, at some points it feels like TikTok videos stitched together.

The music doesn’t need any mention, of course, as some Elvis songs save the general perception from this point of view. However, Baz Luhrmann likes to throw in some modern shit into the mix (remember Jay-Z & Kanye in “The Great Gatsby”?), so some appearances by Denzel Curry, or Doja Cat were easily noticeable, off-putting and destroying the mood of the movie at some places.

The movie is a decent watch, but don’t even try to compare it with masterpieces like Ray, La Vie En Rose, or Bohemian Rhapsody. Austin Butler might get an Oscar for his performance. The costumes/set/music awards also might be on the table. But that’s all about it, four popcorns.

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