I’ve been on a movie kick. Typically I don’t go to many movies but lately, there have been several that I’ve wanted to see. Last week I was reading Mary’s blog at Chicken Scratch Country Threads and saw that she had gone to see the Elvis movie. OH! That reminded me that the movie would likely be coming out in my area soon.
I checked. We have a $5 theater with decent prices on concessions just south of us in Sumner, Iowa. I decided to check and see if the movie might be playing there. It was. I had a busy week and only had two days open that might work for me to see it so I messaged a friend of mine to see if she wanted to go. She did…and I’m really glad I went.
As we were driving to the movie my friend mentioned that she was a little surprised I was excited to go. I’m younger than she is and she wondered if I even remembered Elvis.
I did remember Elvis. As a kid who was 12 when he died, I remember him when he had gained weight…but, my dad used to watch old westerns and I seem to remember a movie he was in when he played an Indian…and maybe another western and a military movie. The one when he played an Indian was my favorite. I don’t remember the name…maybe one of you do. I used to watch movies with my dad a lot on Sunday afternoons or as a late movie on television…never at the theater. I also remember watching some type of television special that he hosted.
I can remember sitting at the kitchen table when my parents said that Elvis had died. My parents shielded us from a lot so for the longest time, I thought he died of a heart attack…not drugs which were the real culprit.
If you haven’t seen the trailer for the movie, here it is…
So what did I think of the movie??
Good…great even, but incredibly sad.
Tom Hanks is in the movie…he doesn’t look much like Tom Hanks…but his acting is great as are most Tom Hanks movies.
The guy who played Elvis was good too.
When everyone left the theater it was pretty quiet. I think everyone was sad to see what fame, drugs, and a terrible manager did to Elvis. Honestly, I think it was the terrible manager more than anything.
I watched Rocket Man and Bohemian Rhapsody. As I left the theater when I watched those shows I felt sad…I felt a little guilty for what we do as a society to people who are famous. I felt the same way after watching this movie. Of course, it’s not our fault that famous people turn to drugs…but still, it was hard…but don’t let that stop you from going to see the movie because it is a good one and worth the dollars to see it at a theater.
It was a fun night out and I’m so glad my friend was free. We have plans to go to another movie. I can’t believe that there are so many movies I’ve wanted to see lately. I hope they keep them coming!!