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Movie Review on Bohemian Rhapsody

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Movie Review on Bohemian Rhapsody

Sophia Brener

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Queen is one of the world’s most innovative and profound bands to ever reach top charts. This previous month an elaborate movie celebrating the band’s journey and successes came out. The

movie Bohemian Rhapsody won the Golden Globe award for “Best Motion Picture-Drama.” Rami Malek was outstanding to reenact the life and achievements of Farrokh Bulsara, also known as Freddie Mercury. He won the award from the Golden Globes for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama.” This film was able to show the beginning of the band’s existence to one of the biggest and exhilarating concerts they ever performed, known as the Live Aid Concert. The movie also portrayed Queens revolutionary sound and music, the home life of Freddie Mercury, Mercury’s lifestyle that nearly tore the band apart, Freddie’s illness, and the evolution of Rock music.

Even though the movie portrayed some of the biggest milestones of the band, it left out a lot of important key details to try and shorten the movie. If all details that chain things together in the band’s experience were shown in the movie, it would have been one of the longest movies ever created. Ideally, a production would try to attempt to contextualize a star like Freddie but instead, this movie tried to sanctify Freddie by summarizing information so it does not cause any Friction. Rami Malek does an outstanding job of portraying Mercury’s dance moves and rhythm on stage alongside his thoughtful channeling of Mercury’s pain and isolation during the peak of his career.

 

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