Elvis fans shook up The Old Mill Playhouse in The Villages Thursday for a preview of the biopic “Elvis.”
“He is special; so good-looking and, like Elvis, dominates the stage,” said Villager Angie Rice. “He can dance and he captures Elvis’ personality. He made this movie special.”
Rice said there is a “gaudy” quality to Elvis and believes Butler conveyed the same image and is so “sexy” as the young Elvis.
You can read Tony Violanti’s review of the movie at this link: Director Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis’ a chaotic look at life of musical trailblazer
The movie, though, wasn’t up to Butler’s performance, Rice said.”I thought the beginning was very chaotic,” she added. “The middle was sort of boring but it was really good at the end.”
Not everyone wanted to see Elvis.
“I’m not really a fan,” Joe Flores said. “I’m here to make Melissa happy.”