“ I'd rate this movie high because it's so enjoyable.
“ Jennie Maxwell, playing Ellie Corbett was a thoroughly enjoyable over-sexed brat.
“ Angela Lansbury, as Elvis' rock 'n-roll-hating mother, is always an asset but doesn't have much of a character to play; she's forgettable this time, as is Joan Blackman, one of Presley's dullest on-screen love-interests.
“ Save your money and see 'King Creole', 'Loving You', or 'Jailhouse Rock' instead.
“ Enjoyable Elvis movie .
“ The supporting cast is variable, annoying Jenny Maxwell and dull John Archer coming off worst.
“ It has been said that this film set the tone for Elvis Presley's future film career; a musical romantic comedy featuring pretty locations, prettier girls, mediocre songs and banal plots.
“ The formulaic story has occasional draggy spots due to the content not quite being enough to sustain the running time.
“) but all Presley wants to do is have a good time, so he becomes a tour guide (ho-hum).
“"The soundtrack is quite possibly the best of any Elvis movie, with such gems as "Can't Help Falling In Love," the toe-tapping "Rockahula," "Hawaiian Wedding Song" and an abbreviated but still enjoyable rendition from Elvis of the traditional Hawaiian classic, "Aloha Oe.
“ The fact that it was shot on location in Hawaii makes it all the more enjoyable.
“ In his place was Elvis the lounge singer, a younger, better-looking version of Frank Sinatra or Bing Crosby, crooning a string of bland, middle-of-the-road easy- listening numbers, in this film often with a vaguely Hawaiian flavour.
“All that he did before is worth a watch :"love me tender" "flaming star" "jailhouse rock" "king creole" are exciting movies even if you are not a big Elvis fan.
“ It's all very intense.
“ "Blue Hawaii" benefits from Charles Lang's gorgeous cinematography and some of the most stunning scenery.
“ The story is fairly trite and the female leads are uninteresting except for a really silly turn by Angela Lansbury as, believe it or not, his mother.
“ Angela Landsbury, playing Chad Gate's mother is enjoyable and she's a good actress.
“ It is also full of breathtaking scenery.
“ The star himself looks bored, and most of his songs here are mediocre.
“ It's positively sleep-inducing.