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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
« on: May 29, 2019, 09:03:59 pm »
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
4 Stars out of 5



Bohemian Rhapsody is a movie I have been waiting to check out since the trailer first dropped and the performance was fantastic and all the props go to Rami Malek in his star-making turn as Freddie Mercury. He really does become "him" to the point that I found myself numerous times forgetting it was Rami on screen. As for the rest of the movie, especially those that take on Brian May, John Deacon and Roger Taylor, it was really good. As good as the movie is, it's not perfect. There are 2 things that I didn't particularly like. First is that the movie just feels too cramped. I get that we are only able to get so much in a theatrical movie, but it felt like there were huge chunks of stuff that was omitted. The second thing, in the middle of the movie, it gets depressing watching Freddie, the biggest rockstar on the planet as the loneliest person on the planet. I saw some VH1 type of movie on Queen/Freddie a few years ago and that too was depressing to see. So for me, the movie is just humming along, hitting all the right notes, but when it comes to his isolation, it just threw the film off for a bit. It doesn't last too long though. But overall, I did enjoy the flick and watching them recreate Live Aid was damn good. Just blows my mind that I was able to watch the original air date and then have the chance to watch this all these years later. The movie is worth checking out for sure.
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