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2018’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, goes about telling audiences the story of possibly one of the greatest bands to grace a stage, Queen. It also gives kids a chance to understand why their parents were so excited for a movie about a weird band from the 70s and 80s. While the film does follow the antics of the band Queen, it is still a Freddie Mercury biopic. Following him from his days as Farrokh Bulsara, through his meeting with his fellow band-mates and their rise to fame and eventual fall. This presents many positive messages to younger viewers through Mercury's creativity and artistry as well as holding up teamwork to great extents.

So, as mentioned before the film follows Freddie Mercury and Queen's journey to success and fame with energetic and energetic sequences. But, like many music-based biopics, the film finds itself locked into a formulaic and routine-like format. Going from the band's huge blowing up to fame, their breaking up and eventual happy ending reunion. While this isn't necessarily a horrible thing one can feel that it does diminish the finer details of Queen's journey as well as the genuine moments of heart and creativity that the band experienced. The film can feel somewhat superficial in this sense but still does remain enjoyable.

The musical sequences in this movie. They are absolutely stunning with dazzling visuals and an extremely energetic and almost surreal performance from Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury. They will be absolutely sure to have you leave the movie theatre humming along to classic Queen anthems or straight up belting them from the top of your lungs- varying on how big of a Queen fan you are of course. While Rami Malek does an exceptional job of playing Mercury, the other members of the band can feel rather interchangeable, their performances don't have quite the same dramatic impact or heart that Malek's carries.

To finish off, 'Bohemian Rhapsody’ is an enjoyable movie that evokes much of the same energy and excitement that it's namesake does. But it's not a movie for critics who will nitpick every detail. It's a movie for the audiences who love Queen.

Nirek Panditha
Author: Nirek Panditha
Self professed film buff, aspiring writer and comic book geek.
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