Nick Scott Reviews: Elvis


Sometimes the brief comments in Nick’s emails speak a thousand words…  “I saw the movie Elvis with my Mother who was a big fan back in the 60’s  The fact that she liked it says a lot”.

Now here’s what Nick says:-   If you are going to make a biographical film, the first thing you need is a very interesting subject and, preferably some parts of their story that others don’t know about. This is really the bare minimum and Elvis Presley is a very good choice.

Baz Lurman’s film is, as you would expect from this director very flashy both in sight and sound but he never over does it(some might disagree).

Another great ingredient is Austin Butler who plays Elvis, sings the songs and does the memorable moves that Elvis was famous for. He does look quite young but this allows us to see the entire coming of age of the rock and roll star.

The most impressive parts are the performances that we get to see. Austin Butler does not quite have the deep, full voice of the real Elvis but comes very near.

Elvis’s family feature a lot and it is obvious they played a big part in his life.

Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis’s manager is played by Tom Hanks is the narrator of the story.  He is also, to an extent, the villain of the story, taking advantage of Elvis’s talent for financial gain.

The story is very well told with twists and turns that keep the viewers attention, and when you add that to the performances you get a very enjoyable film.

Nick Scott Nick Scott has a B.A from The University of Waikato where he studied film under Sam Edwards. Nick has retained a keen interest in cinema. He studied Te Reo Maori at Te Wananga O Aotearoa part-time for 3 years and then from 2014 to 2016 Nick collaborated in writing “The Traveller’s guide to Maori Place Names”.  Nick is a regular Film Reviewer on ARTbop and has contributed an episodic novel “Temple’s Job”, a creative’s Q&A and a short story Doppelganger (in WORDS)



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