Title: Bohemian Rhapsody
Directed by: Bryan Singer
Produced by: Graham King, Jim Beach
Starring: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Allen Leech, Tom Hollander, Mike Myers
Release date: 24 October 2018 (UK), 2 November 2018 (US)
My Rating: 5 🌟
Bohemian Rhapsody was one of the most anticipated movies for 2018. The movie, which was released in the UK on the 24th October, certainly lived up to the hype.
It follows the story of the British band “Queen”, focusing on the life of its lead singer Freddie Mercury, amazingly portrayed by Rami Malek.
The story begins in 1970, when Freddie teams up with guitarist Brian May (Gwilyn Lee), drummer Roger Taylor (Ben Hardy) and bassist John Deacon (Joe Mazzello) to form Queen.
It follows their evolution and their struggles, culminating in the band’s iconic performance at Live Aid in 1985.
The timeline isn’t always accurate and there are also some factual inaccuracies. But Bohemian Rapsody is not meant to be a documentary, but an entertaining story of one of the world’s most iconic bands.
Every major role is perfectly casted but a special mention has to go to Rami Malek’s outstanding performance. He managed to perfectly capture Mercury’s personality and his dance moves and mannerisms onstage are perfectly matched, especially in the Live Aid scenes.
The soundtrack is obviously amazing and it includes most of Queen’s most famous songs such as “Somebody to love“, “Love of my life” ,”We will rock you” and, of course, “Bohemian Rhapsody”.
This movie is captivating, moving and without any doubt a must-see, especially for Queen fans.