Elvis is Baz Luhrmann's biopic of Elvis Presley, from his childhood to becoming a rock and movie star in the 1950s while maintaining a complex relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker.
There are so many stories about Elvis but this version seems to have Elvis as the supporting character in his own story. Now don’t get me wrong I love Tom Hanks as an actor, but this one was a little weird of a role for him to play. Maybe he is trying to diversify his portfolio a little but this villain of a character was not my favorite role for him. Then we need to talk about the cinematography of the film. Sometimes there were brought some masterful takes that brought you into the moment and the immersive nature of the juxtaposition was excellent, and then it was overdone time and time again so that you were losing focus of the story by trying to watch all the fast motion transitions and time-lapse scenes that were happening. After the third or fourth time, it seemed more like a drinking game than good cinematography. You should have a few of those scenes in the movie but this one had so many I lost count. It became hard to follow and took away from the great performances. Baz Luhrman has made some visually stunning movies like Molin Rouge but this movie was too distracting with all the extras that the story itself was lost to all the fanfare. Be prepared to try to keep up with his vision. I found it a little too much.