Director: Bryan Singer
Writer/s: Anthony McCarsten, Peter Morgan
Starring: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, and more.
Next on my Oberrated Best Picture reviews, a film that has been sweeping the categories; “Bohemian Rhapsody”, the story of Freddie Mercury and Queen.
I was upset to miss this film during its first release time. Time just did not allow me to do so but here we are with a view and review of “Bohemian Rhapsody”. I have heard practically nothing but good things about this film so I was excited to finally get my eyes on it and come to my own conclusion. Whether I fall in line or have a different outcome, well, that is for the Oberrating section.
“The story of the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leadin up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985).”
“Bohemian Rhapsoday” was as remarkable as I heard and could have expected. From top to bottom, this film exudes energy, personality, and entertainment. I simply could not take my eyes away from the screen and my mind was locked into the film during any aspect of it whether it was a dialogue heavy scene, a musical performance, or a comedic moment. “Bohemian Rhapsody” puts together a near perfect delivery of a story while not overfeeding yet also not missing all too much of the Queen story. With this, however, quite possibly my only gripe with the film is that we quickly see the creation of Queen and almost instantly go to seeing them regard each other as family. I wish to have seen more of the creation of this family. Although the chemistry and closeness of this band is surely portrayed perfectly.
You may have heard by now or you may have expected this but I will say it officially and give it the Oberrated seal of approval: Rami Malek is an absolute show-stopper! Rami plays Freddie Mercury, the lead singer and predominantly the heart and soul of Queen. There is simply nothing bad to be said of Rami here. He became Freddie reincarnated for this film. Once “Bohemian Rhapsody” was over, as if I needed this but, I once again fully understood why Queen is one of the greatest bands of all time. I could only imagine witnessing Freddie perform in person and I am lucky to have had this film created to at least catch a taste of what it could have been like.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” is stone-cold entertainment from start to finish. You will be jamming in your seats at the hands of a wonderful portrayal of Freddie Mercury and the band that is Queen. I almost have nothing bad to say about this film. It delivers on nearly every aspect possible. Topped off with a performance of the century by Rami Malek. Enjoy this one, folks!
- Unexpectedly hilarious at times
- Freddie and his relationships feel warm and true. The good ones, that is.
- Awesome to watch the early phases of legendary songs come to be.
- This will be my last “Bryan Singer” directed or involved review.
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