Baz Lurhmann‘s Elvis is well worth seeing in the theaters, but it’s worth remembering this is a Baz Lurhmann film. It carries his signature visual approach – flashy, well produced – and uses literary license to tell this story of a pop cultural icon.
Telling the story of Elvis’s rise and fall through the villain’s point of view was a bold, creative choice, that perhaps only acting by Tom Hanks could pull off. Austin Butler, who plays Elvis, does an awesome job as well. Yes, that’s his voice as the early Elvis. The old Elvis singing is dubbed over Butler’s performances.
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