Movie Thoughts: Elvis

Adrien Carver
3 min readAug 22, 2022

I, like everyone else born after 1959, knew who Elvis was as a child. He seemed to have existed forever. As an adult, I learned what a tragedy his life was — modern society’s first account of someone drowning in fame and excess. I also learned what an incredible artist and gifted singer he was.

I didn’t see this when it came out in June. I didn’t care to, the trailers didn’t sell it for me. It being a weak summer for movies and some Tiktok advertising made me reconsider.

Tom Hanks’s Dutch accent is somehow spot on and terrible at the same time. I had no idea the…