A few months ago, I took my boyfriend to go and see Bohemian Rhapsody. I had previously seen it with my mum and grandparents but decided to go again as it was that good! I thought I would write a review on it as I have just ordered the DVD off amazon which comes out on the 4th of March so we can watch it again.
Before the Film
Firstly, before going to watch the film, I did not know that much about Queen or about Freddie Mercury. All I knew was that he lived quite a life and had quite a story to tell. Although I didn’t know much about the life of Queen, I did know a few of their songs as I had grown up with parents who loved listening to songs such as Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You, I Want To Break Through and Radio Ga Ga. Knowing these songs helped a bit as when I went to see the film a lot of the classic songs came up so I was able to sing along in my head and tap my feet to my beats. Other than that, you did not really need to know anything about Queen as they go through the life of Queen of Freddie Mercury in the film.
This film is a biopic of Queen focusing on the bands rise to fame as well as the personal journey of Freddie Mercury and his sexuality. It was an eye-opening movie for me as I never realised how many years it took Freddie Mercury before he came out as bi-sexual. Another really interesting thing about the film was seeing the relationship between the members of the Queen and how much like brothers they were yet they still had their moments were they fell out and fought. It was incredible though to see how musically talented each member was and how all the songs came about especially bohemian rhapsody, in that cottage. I also really enjoyed seeing Another One Bites The Dust be introduced into the film.
One of my favourites things about the film were the actors, they were superb. After a while, you really started to believe they were the characters they were playing. I forgot they were actors and started believing they were Queen. Rami Malek was amazing and I am so glad he got the oscar, well deserved. He got Freddie’s stage presence and his moves spot on. Also, Gwilym Lee, the person playing Brian May looked so similar to him it was ridiculous.
The music was absolutely fabulous! If it is still out in the cinema and you have a chance to go and see it, you must go and see it before it goes. The music sounds so good in the cinema. The bass and drums for all the songs just sound so incredible especially for We Will Rock You where they get the audience stomping their feet and it sounds insane. All you want to do is get up and join in. All the music was beautifully edited together and linked in so well to the story. The last scene in the movie is the Live Aid concert that Queen performed in 1985. They performed a bunch of different songs that all flowed into one another including; Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, Hammer To Fall, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions. In the film, these were beautifully put together and staged to replicate the real live aid performance that Queen did and it was amazing.
Overall, I would give this film 5 starts out of 5 stars as it was so good! The music was amazing, the acting was fabulous and the biopic of Queen was very interesting. I would definitely recommend for anyone who likes Queen or if you just want to watch a light-hearted film that has good music in it and good acting.
Let me know what you thought if you have seen the film as I would love to know your opinions.