Physical Release: 19th September 2022
Studio: Warner Bros. Home Ent.
Genre: Biopic
Baz Luhrmann’s highly anticipated biopic of the king of rock n roll takes audiences on an electrifying journey into the life and legacy of one of the greatest musical icons of all time, with his trademark flamboyance and attention to visual spectacle, Luhrmann brings a fresh perspective to the story of Elvis Presley, delivering a film that is both a dazzling tribute and an intimate exploration of the man behind the legend.
One of the standout aspects of Elvis is the casting. Austin Butler delivers a mesmerising performance as Elvis Presley, effortlessly capturing the essence of the iconic musician, from his charismatic stage presence to the vulnerability hidden beneath the fame, Butler’s portrayal is both captivating and authentic. It also delves into the complex relationships in Elvis’s life, particularly his connection with his mother, Gladys (played by Maggie Gyllenhaal), and his tumultuous romance with Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge), these personal dynamics add an emotional resonance to the film, highlighting the sacrifices and challenges Elvis faced on his journey to stardom.
Luhrmann’s direction is visually stunning, as expected from the director of Moulin Rouge! and The Great Gatsby, it immerses viewers in the vibrant world of 1950s and 1960s America, beautifully recreating the era through meticulously crafted sets, costumes, and choreography. With the musical sequences being particularly breathtaking, capturing the energy and charisma that made Elvis a cultural phenomenon. 
Also tackling the cost of success that any superstar has to wrestle with, we witness the tension between Elvis’s desire for artistic growth and the commercial demands imposed on him by his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, as their conflicting agendas clash amidst the backdrop of fame and fortune.
Elvis visually stunning and emotionally resonant tribute to one of music’s greatest icons, with exceptional performances, immersive production design, and an electrifying soundtrack, it totally succeeds in capturing the essence of Elvis Presley and the spirit of his era. While it may not break new ground in terms of biographical storytelling, it serves as a heartfelt celebration of the King of Rock and Roll and is sure to leave audiences captivated and entertained.


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