Bohemian Rhapsody Reviews
Now this film has been criticised by some clever clog critics for its apparent lack of Freddie hedonism story.
I strongly disagree. The descent into orgies, homosexuality and AIDS is all covered. Along with the little known story of Freddie's wife Mary Austin.
The actors give great performances as the band members especially Rami Malek as Mercury. They look so believable. Malek even wears some kind of denture devuce to mimic the famous Freddie overbite.
In a way that is one of the strengths of the film. It chronicles the rise, fall and rise again of the GROUP leading up to the 1985 Live Aid concert at Wembley Stadium in London where Queen quite literally stole the show.
The Wembley scenes are so realistic.
As a story of Queen rather than Freddie himself the film is a triumph revealing some interesting facts such as the songwriters of some of their most famous songs such as I'm In Love With My Car!
The film will appeal to Queen fans as a chronicle of their greatest hits. A guilty pleasure!
A troubled production behind the scenes apparently for several documented reasons. What influence did certain ex band members have?
I never saw behind the music of Queen Freddie's person; that music always existed for me as something brilliant but difficult for me to understand. Like every time you hear the voice of Mercury you are standing next to some open channel into Space, but you are entirely out of this Cosmos. But I managed to see Freddie's personality after the film. I saw a man and the music suddenly became clear and mine. In other words - to hell with historical accuracy and timeline. The movie does its thing for no doubt.
Rami Malek isn't Freddie? Oh, maybe you want Freddie to comes back alive to us. Me either! But signing a petition will not work here, unfortunately. Actor's height did not come out? When you will be watching the original Live Aid and other Queen's performances after the movie (and you will! for no doubt!), you should notice that Freddie's height was not much higher. The man had tremendous energy and charisma; therefore it seemed that he was taking up more space than actually. The person with an only flick of the wrist forcing the 200 thousand crowd to sing or silence... how can you repeat the phenomenon?
But Rami grew into the character so much that at the end of the movie I had to blink more often because of the feeling that I was falling somewhere in the middle of the crowd at Wembley in the 85th year. So thrilling and exciting. And after someone started sobbing at Wembley on screen, it became utterly impossible and unnecessary to hide my own tears. Almost everyone next to me was already crying, to be honest. So I want to hug Rami Malek and say: "Take a deep breath, darling! You did it!" Go and see Bohemian Rhapsody it if you haven't done yet! The show is still going on!