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Elvis, with Tom Hanks, is brilliant, flashy and entertaining

Elvis it’s shiny and ostentatious, it has an almost outrageously opulent production design, like every Baz Luhrmanthe Australian who has to his credit a new classic like Moulin Rouge! and one mess ruining another, like The Great Gatsbywith Leo DiCaprio.

Luhrmann likes to please the public, or one should say the one who understands is his public, because the director of romeo+juliet is perceived and filmed as an author, more than as a director, and just as he throws all the paraphernalia that he can onto the screen, he becomes entangled in a plot that extends to almost 160 minutes, when a power of synthesis -oa some friend who alerted him or set limits on the editing table- would have been, perhaps, perhaps, in one of those, more advisable.

With Elvisthe film and the character, Luhrmann meditates on the music, the legend and the commercial business behind an idol, a man who would revolutionize music, not only in the United States.

Tom Hanks is Colonel Parker, and Austin Butler, Elvis, in the film that had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.  WB Photos

Tom Hanks is Colonel Parker, and Austin Butler, Elvis, in the film that had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. WB Photos

But Elvis doesn’t start with Elvis, but with Colonel Parker, a Tom Hanks -always a buyer, even if he plays an unscrupulous character- with a prosthetic rubber nose and jowls, who after a heart attack is going to tell us the story of the boy he turned into a star. “Without me there would be no Elvis Presley,” she boasts.

Parker was a merchant, a showbusiness guy who knew how to handle a star like Elvis at will, who made his life impossible, who kept 50% of his earnings, and for whom -and he had it very, but very clear – economic benefit was above music and art.

Elvis moves his pelvis, and the women go crazy.  Austin Butler ("Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood") plays the King.

Elvis moves his pelvis, and the women go crazy. Austin Butler (“Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”) plays the King.

And the principles.

Well, Colonel Parker -who was not a colonel and was not named Parker either- had his own, and they were the ones that governed his life and, in addition, that of his client.

Tom Hanks is Colonel Parker, who was not a Colonel and was not named Parker.  He was Elvis' greedy manager.

Tom Hanks is Colonel Parker, who was not a Colonel and was not named Parker. He was Elvis’ greedy manager.

The problem that arises with Luhrmann’s films appears when the making is denoted, when the film is more important than the story, or even the protagonist.

Luhrmann loves to dislodge the viewer. How to give him a slap mixing cultures. He had already done it Moulin Rouge!including Smells Like Teen Spirit, of Nirvana, at the beginning of the 20th century. Here the “confusion”, or the creative and historical freedom also goes through, should we say insert, better than incorporate? other songs out of tune -Britney Spears, grateful-.

Las Vegas.  Much of the film takes place in Sin City.

Las Vegas. Much of the film takes place in Sin City.

There is the Elvis who moved the pelvis, there is the greedy parasite of Colonel Parker, and there is the birth of the idol. OK, perhaps the youngest did not know before entering the cinema that Elvis knew how to combine musical styles, black music and blues, to surprise everyone.

Austin Butler and Tom Hanks

Austin Butler’s interpretation is very good, clarifying that he does not look like Elvis. The actor who was Tex Watson, Charles Manson’s right-hand man in Once upon a time… in Hollywood he’s on screen almost all the time… when Tom Hanks isn’t.

Baz Luhrmann’s film at times unsettles the viewer, as the director of “Moulin Rouge!” likes it.

Because the film could also be titled including the name of the Colonel.

Any way at all, Elvis It’s a show. What suffers? And, yes, but it entertains, it entertains.

“Elvis”

Good

Drama. Australia/USA, 2022. 159′, SAM 13 R. Of: Baz Luhrmann. With: Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJonge. Rooms: Hoyts Abasto, Cinemark Palermo, Cinépolis Recoleta, Showcase Belgrano and Norcenter.

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