Elvis – The King lives on

I would equate this biopic to the Elvis’ equivalent to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. In fact actor Austin Butler revealed in an interview that he called up Remy Malek who played Freddy Mercury to get tips on playing real singer prior to the first week of him shooting Elvis, the movie. I am not a big Elvis fanatic and I never researched or dwell into his history and sometimes I was surprised when someone told me a song that was actually an Elvis song. So this movie is a bit of a history lesson for me. I did, however, watched many Elvis pre-recorded concert on videos when I was a small kid but those childhood memory were hazy. This movie designed to put Elvis in the best light and attempt to adapt his character to the modern era and make him more appealing to Gen Z crowd, who surprisingly flock to the screening I went to, which I assumed, were there to witness Austin Butler’s incredible performance as Elvis. This is a perfect movie vehicle for director Baz Luhrmann because all his visual flair lends a sense of grandeur to this movie and the cinematography style make this movie immensely watchable. He tried to make Elvis relevant with the current woke culture by portraying him to be a political person, which contradict to the real Elvis’ personality because Elvis never get political throughout his life because he saw himself as an entertainer through and through. The final scene where the last real footage of Elvis singing live before his death was utterly heartbreaking to watch.