Queen is one of all-time favorite bands. I remember watching “Wayne’s World” for the first time and seeing the iconic scene of Wayne, Garth and their buddies rocking out to “Bohemian Rhapsody” in the car. This song had a huge impact on me and helped to shape my music taste.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” was unlike any song I had heard before. It was genre-bending music that really astounded me when I first heard it. It had all these different elements to it, which made it such an amazing song. I guarantee you anybody can sing any part of Bohemian Rhapsody because that’s how well-known and iconic a piece of music it is!
Then I heard they were going to be making a movie about the formation (and trials and tribulations) of the band Queen, I was very excited!
I had a chance to see “Bohemian Rhapsody,” last night and I really enjoyed it!
“Bohemian Rhapsody,” is directed by Brian Singer and stars Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, Lucy Boynton as Mary Austin, Gwilym Lee as Brian May, Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor, and Joseph Mazzello as John Deacon.
“Bohemian Rhapsody,” tells the story of Freddie Mercury and his rise to stardom by becoming one of the greatest performers of all time when he forms the band Queen. It focuses on Freddie’s life before joining Queen and follows his life and his struggles with alcohol and drugs.
Rami Malek was incredible as Freddie Mercury and really captured the essence of the man and the incredible performer he was at the time. Gwilym Lee looks and sounds like Brian May!
There were some cool behind the scenes where you saw the band writing and recording iconic songs such as “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and “We Will Rock You.” It was pretty great to see how they created those songs and how creative Freddie Mercury and Brian May were.
The film illustrates how self-destructive Freddie Mercury became and also gave us insight to how lonely he was later on in his life. The film also shows how Freddie’s partying lifestyle was too much for Roger, Brian and John to handle and they tried to help him through it but he refused to face the truth of how destructive his lifestyle actually was at the time.
The film ends perfectly with Queen’s performance at Live Aid in July of 1985 at Wembley Stadium.
“Bohemian Rhapsody,” was a great film about the formation of Queen and how much of a family they really were despite their bickering over who got credit for each song.
Rami Malek deserves an Oscar nomination at the very least. He got Freddie’s movements down perfectly and he really captured the essence of what made Freddie Mercury such an incredible performer.
MY FINAL RATING IS 9/10