ELVIS MOVIE REVIEW

Cast: Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJonge, Dacre Montgomery Director: Baz Luhrmann

Baz Luhrmann, the director and writer, has used his creative license to create a film that is as raw, bold, and unapologetic as Elvis Presley's performances. The parts about Elvis' rise to fame, life in the fast lane, gigs, and all the hoopla, on the other hand, make the first half feel like a showreel with no plot

 Elvis' two-and-a-half-hour set will fly by with incredible vigour. But the outing gives you the impression that you're staying at 'the Heartbreak Hotel,

Elvis is a letdown because, despite its reverence for Presley, the film meanders far too much for its own good as it weaves its way through the highs and lows of an eventful life that defined a global phenomenon and produced "the most famous man on the planet."

The film's focus is always equally on how Colonel Parker worked Elvis like a mule and drove him to the ground. If the film were judged along the same lines, it would be reasonable to conclude that Elvis would have benefited from a little more restraint and sobriety. The image would have been far less blurry and far more memorable as a result.

Overall, ELVIS features some spectacular performances, good music, and a nostalgic feel, and is a must-see for Presley fans. However, the film's length (2 hours 40 minutes) and low-key promotion will undoubtedly have an impact on its theatrical run. ELVIS is not expected to gross a lot of money at the box office. Instead, because it caters to a specific audience, donations will trickle in over time.

With his portrayal of Colonel Tom Parker, Hanks has redefined acting in a never-before-seen role. Despite not being a negative or positive character, Hanks gives his role a sense of menace and greed while also capturing a loving and caring side.

The film begins at a breakneck pace, but there are some sections that drag, and it does not prepare us for the abrupt ending. But, in one sense, the climax accurately depicts Elvis' untimely death.