Freddie Mercury, a legend and inspiration to many, the lead singer to the rock band Queen. He’s also the main focus of the biopic movie, Bohemian Rhapsody. Last night I was given the opportunity to view the movie to review. I was especially excited because I had been following the production of the movie and actors for quite some time. The movie’s main star was played by Rami Malek. Bohemian Rhapsody focused on showing Freddie Mercury’s life as well as the history of the band Queen.
Overall I would say this movie was a success. Malek’s performance of Mercury was very authentic and inspiring. Malek did an amazing job of telling the inspiring story of Mercury’s life. The acting from all the cast seemed very on point and on brand to the time they were set in.
Since majority of the movie was based in the 70’s and 80’s, the outfits definitely portrayed that time. They even managed to pay close detail to some of Mercury’s most iconic stage outfits and incorporate them into the movie.
Although the movie touched upon some serious topics such as drug use and HIV, the movie had enough comic relief to balance out the serious things so it didn’t seem too sad. Of course this could also be credited to how Mercury lived his life without wanting anyone to feel sorry for him. There were a few times in the movie where it hit really close to heart, but for the most part it kept flowing as an inspirational account of a legend’s life.
Honestly I really enjoyed the movie. My favorite part was towards the ending with the Africa Aid scene. That whole scene was so incredibly done it really looked like a concert. As someone who is a fan of Freddie Mercury and of Queen, I really enjoyed Bohemian Rhapsody. People my age and from my generation missed out on being able to experience arguably one of the greatest show performers that is Freddie Mercury. Sure, we have videos of concerts to look back on, but we really missed out on someone who really shaped a whole genre of music and was an icon and inspiration to many people. I think this biopic was a great interpretation of his life and I think it was the best thing people of my age have to knowing how great of a performer he was.
Bohemian Rhapsody comes out on November 2nd, so go see it in theaters!