Rocketman Rocked!

A couple of days ago, I saw the above-mentioned(1st word) movie with Ann and I must say that I loved it! Such an interesting story about Elton John, from his days as a child in London with overbearing parents who never gave John, whose real name was Reginald Kenneth Dwight, reason to believe that they loved him or that he could ever succeed as a musician. Instead they were providers of almost constant criticism but, obviously, he never let it stop him from becoming one of the greatest musicians ever.
The movie began with John sitting in a substance abuse/ AA meeting dressed as a devil, horns and all, one of the many costumes he wore for his concerts long ago. The scenes then jump back and forth from scenes of him performing concerts to different stages and issues in his life behind the scenes, including an attempted suicide and drug and alcohol addictions that he ended up conquering.
Every person has different bouts in life, bouts that may pull them down for a while or, in some cases, finish them off. But not Elton who finally got help, cleaned up and went back out on tour. I’ve always assumed that people like Elton or any other well-known celebrity or athlete lives just fantastic lives without a ton of problems.
Throughout the movie, scenes would go back and forth from his meeting(with others) to the different times in his development, from a harshly, often scolded young boy to the young man who spent 5 years at the Royal Academy of Music in London developing his musical skills to ultimately, his glory years touring America time and again, wowing people with his colorful stage presence, phenomenal piano playing and wonderful voice.
That’s how I saw it. However, there are many people who don’t prefer his kind of music and either won’t see it or dislike it altogether. That’s their right but a higher majority of those seeing it, however, will think its great. I know that I did.
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