Celebrating Queen : “Bohemian Rhapsody” Movie Review

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Celebrating Queen : “Bohemian Rhapsody” Movie Review

Jenna Hardie, Staff writer

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On Nov. 2nd, 2018, “Bohemian Rhapsody” premiered in theaters around the world. It is a film celebrating the remarkable band Queen, their music, and the lead singer, Freddie Mercury. Freddie, played by Rami Malek crossed boundaries and broke stereotypes to become one of the most prominent performers in the world. The motion picture shows how the band went from nothing to the peak of their success, when they performed at the iconic live aid. Throughout the movie it shows the process of making their influential songs along with the bands unique sound. When Queen was at the top of their success it took an unexpected turn when Freddie Mercury decides to leave the band because he was surrounded by dark influences. Freddie leaves to pursue his solo career and ignores Queen. The group soon rejoins to perform at a benefit concert, held on July 13, 1985, organized by Bob Geldof. The concert was to raise funds for relief for the Ethiopian famine. Freddie Mercury is soon diagnosed with AIDS, and manages to put on one of the greatest performances of all time.

The motion picture film has multiple reviews and has received a 62% on rotten tomatoes. Queens very own members, Roger Taylor and Brian May give their full approval of the movie and say Freddie would be deeply proud. Critic, Carla Renata, writer for The Curvy Film Critic stated, “If you love rock and roll. If you love Freddie Mercury. If you love Queen. You are going to lose your mind over Bohemian Rhapsody!!!”. S James Wegg, writer for JWR wrote, “Without a doubt, Rami Malek’s portrayal of the troubled rock star should earn him an Academy Award Nomination”. The film has received $802.9 million in the Box Office and will be available for purchase on DVD on Feb. 12, 2019.