When I started seeing Bohemian Rhapsody adverts and several social media posts that had wonderful reviews on them I was immediately hooked.
Not because the reviews were great and said it was a ‘must watch’ movie for 2018, although they did, but because QUEEN is my childhood and a huge inspiration for the millions of people that sing to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ on their way to work.
However, I was receptive of the idea of it being a wonderful movie basing my fear on other biographies that I had previously watched.
There’s a lot in your hands when trying to turn the life of a legend into a two-hour movie and they nailed it. Absolutely loved it.
Although I watched it looking for nostalgia I got so much more than that. I got surprised that I was the only one singing to the songs, I simply couldn’t contain myself.
Also, I think they made the right decision not to show Freddie on his last days or even when the song ‘Those are the days of our lives’ came out – the last song Freddie recorded before passing away. I presume they wanted to show Freddie in his best because they don’t want him to be remembered as he was on his last moments.
What a beautiful and inspiring memoir. We all have something to learn from this naturally powerful musical talent.
BUT, there’s always a but.
‘5 things that you didn’t know about the movie Bohemian Rhapsody’ popped-up on my YouTube feed and I clicked right away. Apparently – and I don’t want to bring any spoilers to light so I’ll try not to – the timeline of the movie does not correspond to reality. Some events are brought up sooner than they should and some of the facts are not correct, however, I do not think that it is a bad thing.
It is a movie, not a documentary. It’s more about entertainment than facts and that’s why I am not mad about it but maybe they could have made it work another way.
Also, when they are presenting the places where they have done concerts and the names of cities and stadiums almost pop out of the screen I think it to be a little tacky and question myself if that couldn’t have been done another way.
Overall I would still give it 10/10 for the emotion, passion, memories and the (almost) burst of tears I had in the theatre.
Don’t mind me listening to QUEEN for two weeks non-stop now.