After director Bryan Singer left “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Dexter Fletcher stepped in as a last-minute replacement. Now he’s putting on another rock star biopic, which is said to be much more rampant. This is what the FSK says:
Anyone who has seen a documentary about the man knows that Queen frontman Freddie Mercury was not the child of sadness. The 2018 global hit biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” paints a much chaste picture of the exceptional artist. It’s shown in him while he’s partying and swaying, but he never breaks the boundaries of petty bourgeois good taste, as his royal model liked to do.
More mess on “Rocketman”?
Director Dexter Fletcher, who performed “Bohemian Rhapsody” in the last few meters, is well aware of this fact. For his upcoming film, “Rocketman,” another rock star biopic named after a legendary song and featuring Elton John (performed and sung by Taron Egerton), Fletcher vowed to completely exaggerate and make the musician. just as lustful and unbridled. and amazing to present how it is now.
We probably won’t know until next week if Fletcher has kept his word. find out on May 30, 2019 when “Rocketman” hits theaters. A first indicator of whether we have to be prepared for Sir Elton to sit at the piano for the entire film with a naked poet, or whether our eyes may be exposed to even more suggestive images, is the FSK assessment.
This gave “Rocketman” an age rating of 12 years.. By comparison, “Bohemian Rhapsody” was approved for ages 6 and up.
That doesn’t sound like a wild experience filled with sex, drugs, and rock star derailments, but in “Rocketman” Fletcher at least seems to portray John’s sexuality, an essential part of his story, explicitly and appropriately. Even if, as you can read in our FILMSTARTS review, this aspect of the movie seems a bit compliant in our opinion.
The FILMSTARTS Review of “Rocketman”