I never loved Elvis. Never listened to his music.
I did go to Graceland once — but only to make fun of the kitsch. 😀
Due to great reviews, I finally did see the new film ➙ Elvis.
Austin Butler did channel Elvis well.
At times it was edited more like a YouTube video than a Hollywood blockbuster. That was a brave choice. A modern twist on an American icon.
It is long at 2-hour-and-39-minutes. But they started with a four-hour cut including scenes of Presley with his first girlfriend, Dixie, and his meeting with President Richard Nixon in 1970.
I suspect the next future Elvis biopic will be darker. More realistic. And the role of Colonel Parker will be less prominent.
Thumbs up from this critic.
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.