Bohemian Rhapsody Will Rock You

November 20, 2018

If you are looking for a documentary on Queen, this movie is not for you.

As a casual Queen fan, I was suspicious that the trailers were hyping up the movie too much and it would suck in the end. I was wrong.

Bohemian Rhapsody is a masterpiece.

The casting was amazing and was spot on to what the actual band looked like. The movie was supposed to be more Freddie Mercury, which is fine, but they make a good job at showing the chemistry of a band. Bands fight with each other, but Queen was not just a regular rock band. As Freddie would say, “We’re four misfits who don’t belong together, we’re playing for other misfits. They’re the outcasts at the back of the room. We’re pretty sure they don’t belong either. We belong to them.”

Sure, there were some slow parts of the movie, but they are important. The jobs were spot on and contributed to the tone of the movie.

The ending of this movie was inspiring. The camera angles made me feel like I was in the crowd at the Live Aid concert in 1985. The producers got the entire concert right. From the Pepsi cups on the piano to Freddie dancing on stage, I thought I was watching the real thing. It’s bittersweet feeling, watching the concert. It’s bittersweet because I know that I will never see Queen in concert with my own eyes. I will never see Freddie Mercury dance across the stage and shout his “heyo!” while mine gets lost in the crowd of thousands upon thousands of screaming fans.

This movie is worth dedicating two hours of your life to watching it. What’s better than listening and watching Queen? Nothing. Even if you aren’t a Queen fan, it’s a must watch.

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