By Artist Shaan

Flawed Biopic Currently Streaming on HBO Max

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Elvis is streaming now on HBO Max, and with it comes an extravaganza of the King's music as well as the overindulgence of a Baz Luhrmann epic.

I recommend going in with the knowledge that Elvis Presley's whirlwind life was an overwhelming blur and, for better or worse, so is the film.

Elvis is a kaleidoscopic fever dream of Presley's early years, eventual demise.

we watch the King of Rock 'n' Roll's soaring highs, hard hitting lows and undeniably iconic moments in a feast for the senses.

Elvis is a compelling watch, with all the glitz and glamor you'd expect for a Presley biopic, but it skews more toward an ode to Luhrmann's cinematic style than an ode to the King.