ROCKETMAN is a surreal, rock biopic/fantasy/musical inspired by the life and career of Elton John. Like all biopics it plays pretty fast and loose with historical accuracy, but unlike most it feels like it’s a little more honest about doing so. Rather than being a straight up account of history, ROCKETMAN functions as a rock musical, weaving Elton John’s songs into the narrative with actual Hollywood style musical dance numbers, rather than just showing them as concert performances. Other characters also get involved, singing and dancing. I thought this was a really clever and creative way to tell the story, and I enjoyed it a lot. Taron Egerton is really great in the lead role, and I won’t be surprised if he gets some attention in awards season. If you enjoy the music of Elton John definitely give this a look.