Elvis (2022) user reviews
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So sad. A beautiful life that ended way too soon. I enjoyed this movie very much. I was a little to young to be into Elvis but his story has always upset me. He seemed so lonesome all the time no matter what, like something was missing, perhaps loosing his Mom too soon. So he used drugs and food addiction to fill the space it seems. And everyone around him seem to just watch his downfall and not take any stock in it. So Sad. RIP Elvis
I had to turn this movie off after 30 minutes, to much jumping around and not clear direction.
The only part of this movie I liked was costumes and set.
The movie is a mess. There is so much inaccuracy. I know it's not a documentary, the amount of things that were made up to create a story for Colonel Parker was too much.
It is the first movie, ever, where I found Tom Hanks annoying.
This was disappointing; I thought if they allowed it in the theaters it would have to be pretty epic, but it wasn't. If nothing else it showed what a crook & con-artist Col. Parker was, and that his shenanigans likely attributed to Elvis' lifestyle and death. Sad. The template for this film was confusing and the way it jerked all over heck, gave me a headache. Tom Hank's as Col. Parker was revolting.
@StarKissed That’s precisely what this story is about and the purpose of the film: to show what a con man Parker was and how he ran Elvis like a workhorse. It also sets a lot of things straight that many people get wrong and have misunderstood about Elvis and about Andreas van Kuijk (“Colonel Tom Parker”) and it was done brilliantly.
@ditzygypsy Are you attempting to convince me of something? lol Your opinion is your business, not mine.
@StarKissed You put your opinion out there to be open to replies and made it everyone’s business. I simply replied that you didn’t seem to understand that the entire premise of the movie is to show what “Col. Parker” did and how it affected Elvis. Anyhow, the Presley family gave it their stamp of approval and that’s really all that matters.
@ditzygypsy If the Presley's opinion is all that matters, then you've made my point.
They took this movie to extremes! Go to the army or go to jail??? His mother was not a heavy drinker. He's not even wearing the sweater?? This movie is freaking TACKY!!
@cher12 She did drink, maybe only beer, but she did to counteract the effects of the diet pills the doctor had her on. They made her feel jittery and added to her already obvious generalized anxiety, and the alcohol diffused that effect. What sweater, lol?
@ditzygypsy the doc must have had her on ephedrine, all hopped up like that, I'd be drinking 2
@hawtgawd Yeah. It was either that or the favourite housewife drug of that time, Dexedrine. Or maybe both. I can’t even drink coffee without wanting to peel my skin off, lol!
The story flows great.
But Austin Butler is not a good actor and Baz Luhrman seems to acknowledge it by giving him verrry little speaking to do.
I cant get over how ugly Austin Butler is.
I knew him from Carrie Diaries, I always thought he was ugly.
And how he constantly SMOLDERS with POUTY MOUTH.
You can see by the end of Elvis' old videos, He was a bright fluffy handsome SMILEY mama's boy who embraced everyone He met with such humility.
You can see clearly Elvis came from poor humble background & He is of the people, He is not a smug like Austin Butler.
Austin Butler did NOT smile ONCE.
I didnt believe one bit that He was even a mamas boy.
I know You dont have to look exactly him, but come on, You have got to understand the essence
But GREAT direction, they kept masking the story from Austin Butler's performance.
I realy realy against Austin Butler receiving some Golden Globe or Oscar for this.
@kent.girl I just love the way you described Elvis "He was a bright fluffy handsome SMILEY mama's boy who embraced everyone He met with such humility. -Wonderfully said.
good film would of been better if they did cc rider aswell
The kids acting was great & mama presley really looKS like the real person.but The horrible inaccuraties , from the lousy singing ability of the ppl that supposedly inspired Elvis ( the woman playing Big Mama Thornton looked nothing like her) , the hairstyles were eerily currant to today's styles (many women wore wigs back then). I was really here for any easter eggs I could get & that didn't disappoint. Never knew Parker was a carny. I believe the guy was in freemasonry not unlike some other carnival folk. Lauderdale Apts where Elvis once lived is now on historical register, I can't even find the neighborhood that influenced him most in Tupelo, which should have also been on registry.
This movie was told more from the point of view of his manager, "The Colonel".In this light,you really see how much he profited from Elvis and his performances.Tom Hanks played an outstanding role.You have to follow this one closely they do jump around a bit.Elvis Presley was overworked,but he loved the stage and will always be a legend.There is so much more to this outstanding movie...
Pretty good film 🎥 covering the timeline of Elvis Presley & the
Col. Parker. This movie gave the
public truths & answers of behind the curtains of Elvis Presley.
Lots of excitement and yet deep emotions of sadness to loss.
Definitely recommend to watch👍🏽.
I didn't really know much about Elvis' (other that his music) before I watched this movie. And I can honestly say, that I still don't know much more about him after having watched it. What did I think of the movie, well . . . in my honest opinion, it was a waste of 2-1/2 hours. I mean really it was. I could have watched some videos on YouTube, listened to the entirety of each song featured on the movie and only spent about 30 minutes or less doing it, and I probably would have been more satisfied with the results. I watched this movie because it was recommended to me, but I will not be passing on that recommendation to anyone else. If you liked the movie, then I'm happy for you because that's all that really matters.
Enjoyed this 1, the easter eggs were great. I didn't care for Tom hanks acting here but I'm not a fan anyway. The new kid did a good job.I went str8 to work researching Tom Parker, he was always so illusive. He came to the U.S. way back in the mid 1900s, he was 17,working at Chautauqua
a brainwashing camp in NY. I guess that's where he learned to snow ppl
he finessed Elvis out of 50% of his earnings , he owned 50% of Elvis licensing comp & 22% was owned by unnamed partners. Sam Philips of sun records was part of Holland largest label, founded by his family in the 1800s. I believe these ppl were all related to one another & Elvis
Who else u gonna let dupe u out of half your life earnings but a relative 😂
Made me want to hear and watch Elvis on Youtube for about a week.
First let me say it was an enjoyable watch and he had Elvis down cold in his speaking voice.. It would have been great to see him perform if not for his inability to move like Elvis.
Secondly.. It was so fabricated it wasn't funny.. but yet I understand why they did it. Elvis was very masculine and even if he had been inclined to wear blue eye-shadow,lipstick and mascara...the men at that time would have taken him out and beat the total sh_t out of him. And believe me the women would not have not screamed out of control. Even in the last part of his career it wasn't like that. Women swooned and did some screaming.. but not in the way as in the movie.
All the women loved him madly..and he will be alive until all my generation passes. I fell in-love with him in grade school and there has never been any male performer that could hold a candle.
In conclusion.. In respect for his memory..they could've and should've found someone to do a better job portraying him on stage.
@laurie621 He moves exactly like Elvis. In fact, watch the side by side clip comparisons and it’s proof that he nailed it. From the performances in the early years to the definitive Vegas years. That is something no one has ever nailed before. He also nailed the essence of Elvis: his humility. The Presleys have all given his performance thumbs up. And it’s pretty clear why they have.
If you are an Elvis Fan there is nothing I need to tell you besides enjoy it. For anyone else, this movie is not just entertaining, it captures your full attention and senses. It drives you along the life of the biggest rock n roll star of all time from an outside perspective to his. Showing you the ups and downs on his road to glory. Even though the storytelling feels a little bit rushed at some points the main parts and most remarkable moments in his life are beautifully portrayed on the movie. And of course as it is expected Elvis's hits ride along with you through out the film as a ritmic melody potentiating all your feelings to all the scenes.
I liked this movie alot. But then again I love Elvis. It was interesting for me to realise how many liberties he had taken out of him by his manager the colonel... Yes it does jump around in the first hour or so and that's why I watched it in 2 parts... But still good and quite sad. Give this a chance.