Rocketman…..

The WI-Flyers Cinema Club enjoyed another night at the flicks – and a glass (or two) of wine beforehand – on Friday 7thJune 2019.  

We saw Rocketman– a fantastical biographical musical film based on the life of musician Elton John.  As a child, Reggie Dwight shows interest in playing the piano and soon begins studying at the Royal Academy of Music.  He takes an interest in rock music and starts to play in local pubs.  As an adult he changes his name to Elton John and ultimately teams up with Bernie Taupin, with whom he collaborates for the rest of his career.  

The film stars Taron Egerton (of Kingsmanfame) as Elton John, with Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot) and Richard Madden (Game of Thronesand The Body Guard).  It is full of classic Elton John hits – Your SongSaturday Night’s Alright for FightingCrocodile RockI’m Still Standingand The Bitch is Back– if you’re an Elton John fan, you’ll love this film.