Written October 25, 2014
Elvis had the charm to make him one of the most popular American celebrities of all time. His music touched the lives of millions, he made girls go crazy, and made every man dream of being him. His time behind the camera is something we should clear our minds from. Elvis plays a bad boy released from jail who then starts singing like crazy in "Jailhouse Rock." Elvis really tanked at singing in this film. His raspy voice and overdone charm is painful to tolerate. The dancing is also weakly choreographed. It looks like Elvis was forced to dance against his original style. For some reason, director Richard Thorpe thought it would be cool to have him play a bad boy with a soft side to him. Obviously we get stuck with a love story that made me gag. The reason I saw this film was that at school we had to watch it in a film class. Out a hundreds of classic films to show the progress of movies throughout time, it ponders me how my teacher showed us this garbage. It's a quick film that we finished in two days, but it is dreadful to listen to every second. It's funny how just because someone is famous they get to be in big movies. Elvis had zero acting talent, but there's a strong chance hundreds of promising gentlemen tried out for this role and didn't get it due to not being famous enough. Elvis may have charmed us in music, but boy o boy is he a horrendous actor who chose worthless movies to star in.