I just got back from watching Elvis. It was pretty good. The person who played Elvis did an excellent job. Tom Hanks was good, though his performance was cartoonish at times.
The movie is told from the perspective of Elvis’ manager, and I think that was a mistake. Tom Parker isn’t likable enough to have him be the one to retell the events. The movie could’ve made him as this sort of morally grey antihero, but instead, he’s just kinda detestable, which is honestly probably what they were going for. From what I read, Tom Parker was quite the dick. I think what they should’ve done was have the movie be from Elvis’ perspective. Have Parker still be in it, but have Elvis be the main focus. It would’ve been cliche, but I think it would’ve made the movie stronger.
Regardless, I enjoyed the film. It was well worth the price of admission.