Bohemian Rhapsody Shatters Expectations

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I had the pleasure of seeing Bohemian Rhapsody with some friends after ample research into the people behind its creation. I’ve been hyped for this movie for months up until its release, and practically watched every interview done with its cast. I am very pleased to say that this movie superseded my already quite high expectations.

Queen is an absolute treasure, and this movie has shown the journey and tribulations each member of Queen went through to become the legends that they are today. Rami Malek’s Oscar worthy portrayal of Freddy Mercury and his phenomenal and groundbreaking mannerisms were addictive and captivating to say the least, along with Ben Hardy’s portrayal of Roger Taylor (The drummer), Joseph Mazello’s portrayal of John Deacon (the bassist), and Gwilym Lee’s portrayal of Brian May (the guitarist).

The actors’ work as the members of Queen became easily forgotten as merely acting roles, they acted in the film as if they were the true members of the band. Bohemian Rhapsody does a stellar job at focusing more on the extravagance and wittiness of Mercury, keeping his cheeky remarks verbatim.

Bohemian Rhapsody takes those historical concerts and rumors and gives you the most insight you can possibly have on the situation, changing how you could have ever seen it before. It leaves no stone unturned, and breaks down stigmas left and right in a momentous way.
The movie also plays with the character of Freddy’s life, making it a celebration everyone can attend rather than a documentary with a sad ending. That does not mean the movie doesn’t tug at the heart strings a bit, and there are some parts where the tears definitely show up but chose to fall in bouts.

I can say indefinitely, any doubts or misinformation you might have about Queen and their personalities will be abolished and patched once you leave the theater. The impact and bodacious production will leave such a mark on your soul, that I’d go to the lengths to say you might be reborn into a whole new perspective, if not, a whole new person.

One that can appreciate the true example and definition of how music is designed to make you feel, and what a true piece of musical beauty sounds like. If you know only of Queen’s three most famous songs: “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Another One Bites the Dust” or “We will rock you”, you will soon find yourself involuntarily downloading all of their songs, having your playlists consist only of Queen music.

The movie ties the band together as a close knit family with roots that can never be pulled up. Queen started out as a rebellious move in the music industry, with a face of ostentatious design, but no one person can steer clear from loving their passion and impact on the music we have today.

Bohemian Rhapsody is a cinematic masterpiece that commemorates the influence and well deserved legend status Queen has accumulated over the 48 years since their birth. Their music was but an appetizer to their success and work, for the fulfillment of all hearts in any circumstance.

In the words of Freddy Mercury, “A concert is not a live rendition of our album. It’s a theatrical event.”.