May 2012

The Definitive Elvis Movie

Elvis: The mini-series

Elvis: The mini-series.  On May 8, 2005, CBS aired a mini-series called “Elvis.” It was another bio-pic on the life of the King of Rock and Roll. At least, in my mind, that’s what I thought it would be.

On the contrary, this mini-series turned out to be one of the most definitive Elvis bio-pics I have seen to date. The King was portrayed very well by Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers and followed his life from teen truck driver to the comeback King.

This is the only movie about Elvis that used his entire master recordings. While the music was great I was hoping for some real singing a la “Walk the Line” and not just another lip-synch. That is the only fault I saw in the movie, because when watching Meyers perform, you knew it was the King’s voice and not his own.