Bohemian Rhapsody : Movie Review

Bohemian Rhapsody

This review contains spoilers so continue at your own risk.

This past weekend I went to see Bohemian Rhapsody, a movie about Freddie Mercury’s early life with his family and the band Queen. It wasn’t a biography so there were some things that weren’t correct but all in all it was a terrific movie. I would recommend it to anyone even if they don't know who Freddie Mercury is.

The great thing about this movie is that even though most of the information is false, it still shows Freddies personality as if it was a biography. The actor who plays Freddie, Rami Malek, portrays him so well that sometimes you forget that it isn’t Freddie himself. The movie starts with him going to see a small band in a nightclub, which eventually the lead singer leaves and freddie then ends up taking on the roll as the lead singer.

As the movie goes on it shows them getting their first record deal and recording their probably most famous song, Bohemian Rhapsody. The sequence of events are extremely out of order but since it's not a biography, they needed a storyline.

My personal opinion is that they could've done a better job of correcting the information that they used in the movie. Some of the information that they used and was not correct, they could've found on google. Such as, halfway through the movie freddie goes his own way to record a solo album and it makes him look like a bad guy for wanting to go astray from the band. When in reality, Queen’s drummer Roger Taylor, and the lead guitar player, Brian May, both had solo albums out before freddie decided to record one.

Also in the movie, when freddie finds out he has aids, he immediately tells the band which makes them want to perform at Live Aid, however, in truth, he didn't tell the band until after Live Aid, specifically a few weeks before he passed away.

The movie was definitely a tear jerker because you feel all the emotions of the characters. I would highly recommend going to see this movie for the fact that its like your traveling back through time. I would give this movie 5 out of 5 stars and if you have a chance to see it take it. You won't be let down.

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