Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) - Review

In the era of musical biopics, they get a bad rap for being cliches. For a fan of Queen, however, this movie is closest to a concert experience that one can get - with the original members, that is!

Rami Malek's portrayal of Freddie Mercury is mesmerizing. He so masterfully and effortlessly embodies the character that you almost forget Malek's personality is different in real life!

As they say, history is written by the victors, or in this case, the remaining members of the band, Brian May and Roger Taylor. Similar to Straight Outa Compton, the alive members were excutive producers with veto rights on story elements. In both movies, you rarely see the alive members be portrayed with any flaws. In addition to claims about historical inaccuracies in this movie, the set was plagued with drama caused by the director, Bryan Singer. Despite these issues, Bohemian Rhapsody is an entertaining movie with (needless to say) fantastic music.

I may be biased due to my fandom of this band, but this movie was a 9/10 for me.