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Rocketman: Yes or No?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by OldDog52, May 31, 2019.

  1. Yes

    81 vote(s)
  2. No

    84 vote(s)
  3. Only if it was Carrot Top playing Elton John

    23 vote(s)
  1. OldDog52

    OldDog52 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    I never actually learned to play very well
    Sounds like this movie will have a harder edge than Bohemian Rhapsody. I’m not sure that’s a good thing. But I’m interested in seeing it.

    What says TB? Burning up his fuse up there alone?
  2. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Nope. I'm holding out for the biopic on The Cowsills.

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  3. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    Nope, not a big fan of Elton... Sorry Elton, hope you can take it... :smug:
    bassdude51 and Alik like this.
  4. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    I do plan to see it, just not any time soon.

    I dunno. I definitely enjoy his music. But...I mean, it's kinda like...here in the U.S., a President has to be dead a certain number of years before they get featured on a postage stamp. Y'know? If biopics become the cultural equivalency of a residency at The Sands, then Britney should definitely cash in now.
    Last edited: May 31, 2019
  5. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I'm seeing it tonight and now I have Rocket man stuck in my head.
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  6. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    From what I've read they took a lot of liberties with the timeline of the songs, something that always bugs me for some reason, but of course I'll see it when it comes to DVD, I've always dug Elton John.
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  7. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Here you go, Gorn

  8. Because I have a bit of a fascination with Queen and Elton John, have read several biographies on both and own the majority of their recorded catalogs, and they were (and remain) crazy influential on me as a musician and entertainer, I can wait for the Elton movie to stream. I watched Bohemian Rhapsody and they made a lot of blunders, I'm expecting more of the same. I probably got the real story in real time.
  9. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    All I'm hoping for is a good story and good acting. Historical accuracy isn't gonna make it a better movie than if it was all factually wrong.
    dkelley likes this.
  10. jthisdell


    Jun 12, 2014
    Roanoke, VA
    Saw the Beatles tribute 1964 last weekend, thought to myself, am I the only person here who has a problem with 1964 The Tribute playing songs from Revolver (1966)? I think I was.
  11. Not a big fan, but definitely seeing it.
  12. foolforthecity

    foolforthecity Supporting Member

    Pretty good at Tamborine as well as I recall
  13. Low8

    Low8 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    I recognize the director and producers went for a fantasy vibe with this flick... but that clip of Elton floating above his piano killed it for me.

    C'mon, folks... what the heck were you thinking?
  14. Q. Why doesn’t Elton John like iceburg lettuce?
    A. Coz he’s a rocket man.

    PS. Rocket is the other name for arugula.
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2019
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  15. Sub-hoo-fer


    Nov 27, 2015
    I read your post and was like “1964 was here in Roanoke last weekend too.” Then looked at your profile!
  16. NOVAX


    Feb 7, 2009
    Bowie is next. Casting him should be interesting.
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  17. Low8

    Low8 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014

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  18. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    this was made with a Broadway production in mind. Coming to a theater near you. Kaa-ching !!!!!!
    lat and GBassNorth like this.
  19. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I saw a story about it that included a snippet from an interview with Elton. Seems he requested that the director/writers not gloss over his drug use and homosexuality. I can respect that. If he let his freak flag fly as a person, why pretend he didn't?

    A movie about my life (albeit not nearly as interesting as Elton's) would have some edgy moments in it too.
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  20. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    If he were able to slim down a little he could be great at it. I actually like him as an actor and hate that he gets type-casts as himself so much.
    Novarocker likes this.
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