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Bohemian Rhapsody Movie Review
As an eight-year guitarist, I have always been a huge fan of music and bands from the 70s and 80s. One such band I love listening to is the iconic Queen, so one can see why I was more than excited to hear that a movie was coming out about Queen and the life of Freddie Mercury.
Let me just start by saying that you should not make the mistake I made before watching the movie – looking up the reviews (except this one, keep reading).
In my opinion, the best movie-going experience is when you hold no expectations. So-called “movie critics” were especially critical about some plot points, especially concerning the depiction of Freddie Mercury’s sexuality, throughout the movie. However, interestingly enough there was a great disparity between critics reviews and audience reviews – many audience reviews rating the movie with flying stars.
Now my take. I believe the most stunning aspect of this movie by a long shot is Rami Malek’s Oscar-worthy portrayal of the late-great Freddie Mercury. Everything from his movement to voice was shown to the tee. All credit to Malek for taking the role head on. With respect to the depiction of Queen, I thought the movie did a great job trying to condense the band’s epic story and career down to a two hour movie. The scenes were fast-paced at times and some transitions were a bit sudden, but most of the time it gave the movie a nice flow. Lastly, there was creative bits of comedy interspersed throughout to keep the audience engaged.
Bohemian Rhapsody was overall a great movie-going experience and I do recommend going to see it while it is still in the theaters. It was very satisfying to see some of my favorite Queen songs shown on the screen and even get exposure to ones I had never heard. I hope this movie will help carry on the band’s legacy for years to come. R.I.P Freddie Mercury