Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody, 2018 film starring  Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton and Gwilym Lee.  Spectacular docu-drama on Freddy’s rise to Queen and the toll it took.

It is the story of the legendary rock band Queen and the lead singer Freddy Mercury.  From the inception of the band in seventy to that heart pounding performance at the 1985 Live Aid concert in England.  It gave us insights into the life of Freddy and the band that most of us never knew.  It takes place in the years leading up to the Live Aid show and the turmoil and success the group had together.

I was engaged with this film from minute one.  I grew up with the music of Queen and loved the shows I got to see.  I also remember watching Live Aid (I also own the boxed set!) and enjoying every minute of it.  When you think of Live Aid though what do you think of?  Like myself, most remember Queen’s outstanding performance.  The energy and excitement was undeniable.  Now I am going to have to put on Live Aid and watch the Queen segment especially now that I know the band had recently found out about Freddy’s disease.

Malek got it bang on.  His look, his movements were so close to Freddy that you thought you were looking at him.  His moves throughout the concert were exact to the real one.  He had to have worked and studied very hard to do the justice he did to Freddy.  I know that Brain May and Roger Taylor were consultants on the film (They actually own the music and film rights) and they could not speak more highly of the job that Malek did.  It is no wonder that this film has received the Golden Globe for Best Picture among more and has been nominated now for 5 Oscar’s.

As a member of this time period I super enjoyed the film.  It took me back to the days of Queen, basement parties and drinking a little too much!  Yeh, Yeh.  Everyone has been a part of this in some way during their past!  This film was one entertaining film that has easily reached my ‘Watch Again’ shelf.  Next time I see it I will line up my Live Aid dvd and the ‘Tribute To Freddy’ concert dvd and watch them all at once.

You can’t go wrong with this one folks, Fantastic.  Five star all the way!