Elvis Presley probably was, without any doubt, one of the biggest icons of the past, and still yearned, 20th century. He was an artist able to shock the 50´s American conservative society with the movement of his hips, at rythm of an underground style of music created by the segregated black community, bringing it to the masses, changing the popular culture forever, transcending from being just a popular artist to an immortal icon, symbol of an era beloved by millions of people from different generations around the globe.
Baz Luhrmann has portrayed all this on this incredible biopic that gives an unique vision of the icon above the man through the eyes of the man who helped to build the myth, Elvis manager, the colonel Tom Parker, played by a terrific Tom Hanks, in another unforgettable performance of his long, yet memorable career. Neverheless, the real shining star of the film, is Austin Butler, defending Elvis legacy in dramatic fashion, bringing back to life the king of rock as the icon, but not neglecting a good display of his struggles with his inner demons as a man, giving us a straight approach of how the legend was born and how he crumbled to reach eternity.
The film is a sum of virtues that will please Elvis most demanding fandom but also presents the ability of being a perfect vehicle for new generations to discover such a thrilling and fantastic legacy, but above all, ELVIS, is a top entertainment that presents a spectacular setting, terrific soundtrack and memorable performances.
More than a film, is just a dream come true that deserves all the praise…