Rocketman only succeeds at being a more entertaining and creative film than last years Bohemian Rhapsody, thanks to its musical aspects that offer something more impressionistic than the norm. But without those few excentric flourishes, the film is your standard copy and paste job in Hollywoods latest music biopic trend.
A "run of the mill" biopic this is not. This is a measured, intelligent picture that balances heartfelt character drama with awe-inspiring spaceflight. Equally as excellent as Chazelle's previous masterpieces he has proven his ability to paint on a broad canvas.