This blog post is a little late, but that doesn’t mean I’m less excited about it! I went to the movie premiere night of Bohemian Rhapsody with my little sister. I’ve been counting down since FOREVER until this day.
It’s the closest I’ll ever get to seeing “Freddie Mercury”, because he passed away before I was born. Such a shame, I wish I could’ve seen him live!
Because it was the premiere we all got a booklet with facts about the movie, beautiful pictures and information. I’m saving this one for sure!
Anyways, the movie was A W E S O M E.
I must say as a fan of Freddie Mercury, I had high expectations of the movie. Gladly, my high expectations got fulfilled! As far as I know they got all the facts straight. Also, at the end of the movie they showed Queen their performance at Live Aid (which is by far one of the coolest things Queen have ever done) and they did so well! It was very similar to the real thing. You can see how the actor Rami Malek (who plays Freddie in the movie) took his time to observe the way Freddie moves. I saw him before in the movie Papillon and I think he’s a great actor!
The dark side of Freddie also plays part in the movie. His drugs and alcohol abuse, him letting down his loved ones and him struggling with his nature. I like how hey worked out the story of him being/ not being gay. He never openly came out for it and in the movie he didn’t either. Still there are clear signs in the movie, just as there were in his real life.
Another good thing about the movie is that it doesn’t only show the glamorous part of Freddie his life. Apart from the dark side I just described, also the hours spent lonely are part of the movie.
It’s a fun movie which shows the growth of Freddie Mercury as a person and Queen as a band. It has lots of humor, great music, good actors and is quite sentimental. (I caught my sister crying.)
I had SO MUCH FUN. Even if you’re not a Freddie/ Queen fan, you should give this movie a go. It’s currently the highest frequented movie in many country’s and I know the reason why! Freddie Mercury and Queen are legends and this movie adds some more proof to that statement.
I thought the movie was amazing! Loved all the music, the humour, emotion and the Live Aid at the end was absolutely spot on!
I’m not a huge fan of Queen, but when I saw the preview for this movie I knew I would just HAVE to go see it. I did and it was EPIC! Even for someone like me who knew precious little about Queen going in to it. Rami Malek did a FANTASTIC job. Well worth the price of the movie ticket!
I get a huge smile on my face reading this! So great to hear you had a great time even though you’re not a big Queen fan. And ikr? Rami Malek is a fantastic actor!!
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He put so much work in to the character of Freddie Mercury and it really shows in the final product.