Howard Thompson of The New York Times called the film "blandly uneventful" with a "nonsensical and harmless" plot, though he wrote that Presley "delivers the songs and rhythmical spasms right on schedule.
We counted fourteen tunes, about half of them replete with ukulele trimmings and exotic, weaving dancers. One of them, a number called 'Beach Boy Blues,' is nifty, and Presley delivers it accordingly. No kidding. Under Norman Taurog's Blue Hawaii direction, Presley, in essence, is playing himself—a role sure to delight his ardent fans.
That is why, it is more the pity, now that he has so many films under his acting belt that he still continues to deliver such an embarrassingly poor performance. Scott Blue Hawaii the Los Angeles Times wrote that the film "does a lot for the 'paradise of the Pacific,' showing its foamy waves, palm trees, luaus and a couple of plush hotels, but not very much for Elvis' fans what age bracket does he appeal to now?
One of these days Elvis will play a straight role with substance, and we'll definitely find out whether he can act or not. The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists:. Presley's remake of the title song introduced it to an audience too young to remember Bing Crosby 's original hit version. The Blue Hawaii soundtrack album was on the Billboard Pop Albums chart for 79 weeks, where it Blue Hawaii 20 weeks at 1.
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