Bohemian Rhapsody is in theaters on November 2nd, 2018.
A chronicle of the years leading up to Queen's legendary
appearance at the Live Aid (1985) concert.
To begin with Rami Malek, who played Freddie Mercury, did such an incredible job. From the first moment we saw him jump on a stage it felt like he gave it his all. He left absolutely everything he had out on the field when it came to his performance with this film and he one hundred percent blew me away. Not to mention he looked absolutely fantastic and seemed like he captured his essence amazingly.
I was a little bit surprised at how funny the movie was. Not that it was a comedy in any way but there were a lot of jokes made. I feel like that is important to a film like this because essentially a band is a bunch of friends just making music together and doing something you love. So I feel like the decision to make the script as funny as it was, was honestly a very wise decision. It stopped the jokes when needed but when the tone wasn’t so serious it was able to pick back up rather well.
Some serious props need to go to the sound editing/mixing team. Whenever we got to see a concert live it felt like you were there with them. You ended up with this energy with the songs and the band that just really made you feel like they were right there with you and it paid off extremely well.
I didn’t expect to see so much of the actual song making process of the band but God was I so happy with how it turned out. I think being able to watch a band or an artist make their music is what fans of those artists really want. And that was what we got with so many classic Queen songs. And more than that it was just fun to watch them create these masterpieces that have stood the test of time.
I have heard that the ending of this movie has had some controversy. And I will say that the ending is a bit like straight fan service. But that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Especially when you look into how true to reality the cast tried to get with the concert I felt like it was extremely well done.
Overall a phenomenal film that I will more than likely be seeing again.
Rating: 4 out of 5
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