***This film starts at an earlier time of 7.30pm***
This is Baz Lurmann’s version of the Elvis Presley story.
The film explores the life and music of Elvis, seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker, played by a prosthetically enhanced Tom Hanks.
He is the anti-hero of the story, taking 50% of the profits and 100% of the control from Elvis. Elvis is played by Austin Butler who gives a physical, emotional and electrical energy that throbs through his performance.
An early scene of his Presley performance, is pure cinematic dynamite, with the ‘orgasmic’ reactions of girls in the crowd as elegantly choreographed as Elvis’s gyrations are (part religious ecstasy, part blushing burlesque).
This is a blistering, turbocharged chronicle of the ‘King’.
Running time is 2 hours 39 minutes
IMDb 7.8/10 / Rotten Tomatoes 94%