Elvis Movie: Tom Hanks’ Sacrifice for a Destroyed Role

It’s official: Tom Hanks made the first gaffe of his career. That is why we must give him credit for this sacrifice.

Watching a Baz Luhrmann movie is like getting into your car in the morning, turning on the ignition and turning up the volume on the stereo.


The only difference is that you don’t expect it in a car. With Baz, you go to the theater, already preparing for the onslaught. But even then you are still overwhelmed by the overwhelm of the senses.

The Australian director pushing the boundaries goes big. From Romeo and Juliet to Moulin rouge as well as The Great Gatsby – if this can not be called a spectacle, then Baz is not interested.

The same goes for his last dazzling sentence: Elvis biopic

Reviews were mixed. Many critics smashed the film, calling it messy and unfocused. And that’s probably because the script had as many co-authors as the Beyoncé song.

“It’s unrestrained, exuberant, demanding, aggressive, lavish, luxurious, infuriating, explosive and exhausting – and sometimes all at the same time,” film critic Wenlei Ma wrote news.com.au.


“There are aspects Elvis it’s cinematic craftsmanship, and there are other parts that are hold. It’s a mess of contradictions, and also… just a mess.”

Lots of finished products. If you go to watch a nearly three-hour movie in the cinema, you will probably find glitter on your skin for weeks to come.


“Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off,” Coco Chanel once said.

If the French fashion designer was still alive, Baz would not be friends with her. He would probably protest against her desire for simplicity by throwing glitter at her house.

When it comes to Baz’s films, he’s more like the Versace guy. More more more. Before leaving the house, look in the mirror and then put on the top hat. If he could wear seven pairs of shoes at the same time, he would.

For once, it would be great to see Baz work within a simple 90-minute romantic comedy J.Lo. No frills. There is no budget for glitter. No complicated dance scenes.

Even then, he tried to go beyond the possible.

“Baz! J. Lo plays an unsuccessful publicist from New York looking for love in Manhattan – there is no reason to make her fly on a trapeze!

Movies about pop culture icons are always in danger of becoming disgusting caricatures. Elvis Presley – with his pout and costumes – looks more like a character than a person. Someone to dress up like for Halloween.

But swooning American actor Austin Butler’s down-to-earth performance as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll saves the biopic from becoming a tasteless spectacle devoid of meaning. Maybe that’s why the movie’s biggest blind side stings so hard.

Ladies and gentlemen, it is with great regret that Tom Hanks is playing the worst role of his career.

Tom – internationally known as “The Nicest Guy in Hollywood” – is the bastard in Elvis. He plays Colonel Tom Parker, a manipulative manager who takes the young singer under his wing and exploits him like an evil puppeteer.

The role of a dubious antagonist quickly turns into Mojo Jojo, the villain from Cool girls.

Tom wears a fat suit and a rubber face. This is an instant red flag. Roles with fat suits are always dangerous. It might win you an Oscar. Or you can just look like an extra in The Nutty Professor.

It doesn’t help that Tom always speaks with a strange, unrecognizable accent.

“[It’s] possibly the least compelling performance of his career.” Hollywood Reporter wrote.

It was a real kick in the gut that this unfortunate role caused Tom to contract Covid.

Production for Elvis just started on the Gold Coast in early 2020 when a mysterious pandemic began to threaten the world. By April, Tom and his wife, Rita Wilson, had tested positive for Covid, becoming the first globally recognized people to have contracted a virus we knew little about until now.

After proving his status as the nicest guy in Hollywood, he then volunteered himself for scientific research to help develop a vaccine.

“Many questions [are] what do we do now? Can we do something? And in fact, we just found out that we have antibodies, ”he said in an interview with NPR. Wait, wait… Don’t tell me! podcast shortly after recovery.

“We were not just approached, we said: “Do you want our blood? Can we donate plasma?

Rather than detract from his performance, we should respect the sacrifice Tom Hanks made by taking on this lemony role.

What we saw was the butterfly effect in action.

If Tom Hanks catches Covid on the Gold Coast playing Mojo Jojo in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic OTT, it could change the outcome of the global pandemic.

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