'Rocketman' offers a real trip

When director Dexter Fletcher said he was going from the Queen story "Bohemian Rhapsody" to the Elton John bioflick "Rocketman" (⋆⋆⋆; R), it sounded like just another summer rerun. But aside from focusing on a flamboyant pop superstar, the two pictures are not at all alike. Star Taron Egerton so impressed John that the two of them have performed on stage together. The movie takes a surrealistic hop, skip and a jump through the singer's career, almost defying the viewer to keep up.

Jeff Strickler

Also coming Tuesday

• "Apocalypse Now: Final Cut"

• "Godzilla: King of the Monsters"

• "The Last Black Man in San Francisco"

• "The Secret Life of Pets 2"