We saw this film this last week in Dublin, Ireland in a massive multiplex days before it opened in the US. We were surprised and impressed with the venue, the film, its life long story about Sir Elton John.
And what a life it has been for this pop star who evolved from simple beginnings to become a global icon.
The production features 22 songs and a healthy dose of sex, drugs and rock-n-roll! It’s rated R for language throughout, some drug use and sexual content. We do not recommend viewing for young children.
It’s listed as a drama with a run time of 121 minutes.
This latest Disney production is a live action remake of the original classic. Now we were immediately thinking what you may be thinking…tinkering with a global classic!?…Not a good idea!
Agreed…unless the new version upgrades all the qualities of the original. This one does just that! Upgrade the vocals, check! Upgrade the messages, check! Add some surprises, check! Reinvent the Genie roll, Will Smith delivers that and then some.
All said, this film is near perfect, but in fairness, falls a bit short. It’s rated PG for some action/peril. Younger viewers might need some explanation about some scenes.
John Wick: Chapter 3, Parabellum
This ultra violent film is the third in a series of the “super assassin” John Wicks. After making an “unauthorized kill” Wicks is on the run from an international assassin’s guild.
The entire story is a sick look at extreme violence, endless fighting and debauchery, some of it ridiculous, perhaps intended to add levity to the absurd story line.
The film is rated R for pervasive strong violence along with some language. We cannot recommend this film for children (or anyone for that matter).