This weekend I went to see the movie Bohemian Rhapsody. I loved it!! Rami Malek gave an incredible performance portraying the late Freddie Mercury. At times, he looked like him; it was spooky (In a good way of course). I felt tempted at times to sing the songs out loud, but I refrained myself.
I particularly enjoyed learning the history of the songs and how Queen came to be the biggest Rock band in music history. There was a clip where Freddie Mercury was playing the piano when he was on the floor with his girlfriend, Mary (Lucy Boynton). When I heard him play the piano, I could recognize what would eventually the music of Bohemian Rhapsody. Another clip I enjoyed was when Brian May (Gwilym Lee) showed Freddie Mercury his idea for their next song by clapping their hands and stomping their feet to have the audience involved in the tune. That song would be the famous and timeless hit We Will Rock You. My favourite segment of the movie is when Queen recording Bohemian Rhapsody in their private studio. Roger Taylor (Ben Hardy) does many takes of the famous “Galileo” bit, at the request of Freddie Mercury. While they finish recording Bohemian Rhapsody, you hear an excerpt of the song. The Live Aid performance of Queen in the movie was incredible. I heard excerpts of their best hits.
Regarding the music, there are excerpts of the Queen’s classic hits throughout the film. We don’t hear the songs in their entirety, but it doesn’t take away the quality of the movie. I enjoyed this movie. The actors, especially Rami Malek, were incredible.
The movie is playing in theatres. Enjoy!