Rocketman. It seems inevitable that you would compare it with Bohemian Rhapsody, more so given that John Reid is portrayed in both! Though I enjoyed both films, I have to say this one is more satisfying, perhaps because I know less of Elton. Being a Queen fan from almost the start, the many "history rewrites" grate, and seem pointless. Here, as you may know, they didn't set out to be historically accurate, but to see things from Elton's drink-and-drugs fuelled memory. The songs are not chronological either, but used as the lyrics best fit the moment.
I'm sure many Elton fans will find fault, but in the end, as a film, I feel it was the better of the 2. I also enjoyed seeing 2 cars exactly as I owned them back in the day, a Cortina mk3 in "evergreen" (the colour) and a mk 1 Escort in the same colour. But that's just me!
I enjoyed Rocketman & thought it worked much better as a musical than it would have done as a straightforward biopic, especially since Elton had such a wonderful range of costumes to recreate. I’m not a big fan & didn’t know his career in detail, so the historical inaccuracy wasn’t off-putting, although Taron Egerton being much taller than Elton was!
John Reid came across as such a villain that I googled “Is John Reid dead?” on the assumption that he must be past being able to sue , & thus could be painted as black as the late Paul Prenter was in Bohemian Rhapsody. Also not surprised Elton didn’t make the film until his parents were dead, seeing how badly they came out of it.