Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
PG-13 | 2h 14min | Biography, Drama, Music | 2 November 2018 (USA)
Synopsis: A chronicle of the years leading up to Queen’s legendary appearance at the Live Aid (1985) concert.
Award probability: 60% with high points for costume design and lead actor. Rami Malek has some tough competition this year but delivered a solid enough performance as Freddie Mercury to get him noticed.
Bottom line: I truly enjoyed this Queen biopic that focused on the early days of the bands formation and later journey to rock stardom. It was obvious that this was a Queen film and not a Freddie flick. The fact that Mercury was such a driving force in the bands success makes him a dominant part of the story. One has to wonder what would have been had this young awkward guy never approached guitarist Brian May (Gwilym Lee) that night in the parking lot. Some of the grandest rock anthems that shaped generations would never have existed. Crazy thought.
Music pics always intrigue me and this one is right p there with some of the best. Not a perfect film but the info offered the viewer is engaging, inspiring, and at times hilarious. The real Brian May served as executive music producer on the film which helps with its authenticity. It was clear from day one that the band wanted the story told correctly. Kudos to them for that.
You might be able to catch the film in select theaters but certainly look for it on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital soon