‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ will please fans, introduce teens to music legend

Movie Review

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The new biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” celebrates the British band Queen, their music and their legendary lead singer Freddie Mercury. The film is based on the true story of Queen’s journey, from how the band formed and their iconic Live Aid performance in 1985, to the challenges that their front man faced, including struggling with drug use and bisexuality.

Cast members Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor, Joseph Mazzello as John Decon and Gwilym Lee as Brian May did a spectacular job at playing their characters. In my opinion, Rami Malek stood out the most, not only because he was the main character but because he really embodied Freddie Mercury’s persona. Malek didn’t exactly look like Freddie but he sure did act like him and portrayed Mercury beautifully.

Although I think the film was interesting and entertaining, I would’ve liked to see more on the roots of the band and more details on how they came to be. However, I thoroughly enjoyed how much focus the film put on Freddie’s life and his battle with HIV/AIDS.

This film is rated PG-13 for thematic elements, suggestive material, drug content and language. I rate this movie a strong 5 out of 5 stars. It was a spectacular way of celebrating Queen and Freddie Mercury’s life. The film is currently one of the highest grossing music biopics of all time, that alone just shows how incredible this movie was.