*Pelvic Thrusts* This week Anthony & Helen Review and Recap the newest & most chaotic, Elvis Biopic! directed by non-other than The Baz Man himself Baz Luhrmann! Did we mention gyration?
Synopsis for Elvis
The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Austin Butler), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks). The story delves into the complex dynamic between Presley and Parker spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the most significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge).
Anthony: Okay, I guess, before we give our initial impressions, I just want to say: for any of the Elvis-heads or Elvis-haters, neither I or Helen are considered Elvis experts. So anything we say is solely based on this film. So, if it was wrong in the film and we’re commenting on it, then we’re commenting on something wrong. We are just judging the film.
Helen: Yeah, I don’t feel one way or the other about all this.
Anthony: Yeah, so that out of the way, what were your initial impressions on Elvis directed by Baz Luhrmann?
Helen: It was exhausting to watch. It was bright and loud and colorful and, as soon as it started and it was this very snap-snap-snap-snap pace, I was like, “How is a biopic that’s almost 3 hours long gonna be this fast-paced the whole time?” I was like, “I don’t know if I can do this….” The speed at which I’m being hit by all these images and all these story elements. I got used to it, or I got numb to it, or maybe it did slow down a little bit as the story went on…