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I find myself heading to the cinemas to catch a movie every week and have become the go to guy when it comes to movie reviews. I don’t bother with all the film mumbo jumbo that a regular critic would, I let you know if it’s cool. Is it worth your money! That’s what people want to know, is the movie worth seeing, that is what I do for you.
This week Bohemian Rhapsody hits theatres, and the wait felt as though it was going on and on and on and on!
Since the debut of its trailer, Bohemian Rhapsody quickly became one of the worlds most anticipated movies. Yours truly being one of the many people more than excited to get to my local cinema on it’s opening day November 1st.
I spent the afternoon seeing the film with my Grandmother, and she too was excited to see the film, and by movies end we both looked at each other and said, “I didn’t want it to end!”.
The story tells the tale of a young Freddie Mercury, before he became Freddie, how he became Freddie, and everything after it. He joined a band at a young age, and with his incredible vocals became a worldwide phenom in a matter of years.
Queen is undoubtedly one of, if not the greatest bands of all time, and Bohemian Rhapsody showcases to the world what it took for the band to gain such a title.
Queens unforgettable music highlighted the career they had. The way their music transitioned and evolved over time, not only to suit their personal style, but to match how music changes over time, it showed that they are one of few artists, even in today’s society, that can change their whole persona and still reign true to themselves. They did it all, rock, opera, disco, ballads, anthems, etc. and it just so happened that the evolution of their music made for a great transition of film.
From start to finish I never found myself bored, and to me that’s absolutely one of the most important parts in film. I mean look, I start work very early in the morning, 4:30am was my start time on November 1st, so to be able to sit through a two-and-a-half-hour film and not feel sleepy once says a lot about the movie. Well at least in my opinion anyway! So, kudos to the film’s director Bryan Singer, and writers Anthony McCarten and Peter Morgan for not boring me.
One of my favourite parts about the film is the fact that a younger audience, today’s generation, won’t know Freddie Mercury and everything he achieved over his career with Queen. I myself knew hardly anything of his life, other than the main facts that we all know, he’s an incredible singer and performer, fronted Queen, died too young and was well ahead of his time when it came to creative influence in music. To see the dramas and personal battles he faced to get where he did, and all that came with it really proved what an amazing artist he truly was.
The movie was bloody brilliant! There are no truer words to express how iconic this film is.
Some critics are saying it was toned down and not a great film overall, but I’m here to tell you they’re wrong! Most critics are going to bag out films because they aren’t putting themselves in a viewer’s perspective. You will enjoy this film, I guarantee it because it shows you things about Freddie you didn’t know and have always wanted to know. Touching on the gay agenda, and all the rumours and gossip that surrounded him. It shows his substance abuse, and what a massive impact it had on his career and personal life, all these things are what makes Freddie’s story one for the ages.
By movies end you’ll find your rekindled love for Queen, and all their classic hits. Some you may have forgotten, and some you will never forget. I myself was singing, under my breath for most of the film, I just couldn’t help myself. You can see actor Rami Malek did his homework to get Freddie’s mannerisms down as much as possible, Malek even took piano and singing lessons, just to become as authentic as humanly possible when it came to portraying Freddie Mercury.
What it would have been like to see Queen in real life, something I now yearn for more than anything! Freddie died in 1991, a year after I was born, so I missed out on an era of music I’ll never have the chance to really experience, however after seeing Bohemian Rhapsody, I can at least get a taste of what it was like, and I can tell it would have been sweet.
Cougz Reviewz is giving Bohemian Rhapsody 5 out of 5 stars, it really delivered everything that I need in a film. Drama, suspense, singing, glamorous outfits, and a big musical number to finish!
I highly recommend you head to theatres as soon as possible to see Bohemian Rhapsody, it will not disappoint you.
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