If you love Queen, go learn more. If you're not fond of Queen, learn anyway.
Rami Malek stars in a biopic of Freddie Mercury's life, along with his band Queen's journey to fame. He plays Mercury, one of the most beloved rock stars and singers of all-time. This film is simply named after one of Queen's most famous songs, "Bohemian Rhapsody."
I'm not going to try and give spoilers, but the plot basically follows the beginning of Freddie Mercury's music career with Queen, and it goes into Live Aid in 1985, a giant concert for fundraising for and helping Ethiopia. If I say any more, you will know what happens.
So, instead of waiting for me to release the secrets, why don't you go see it for yourself?
I've always been a fan of Queen. Their music is intoxicating, rather luring listeners in with their rock and opera-like pieces. Queen has always been in my top five favorite bands on the planet, the Beatles coming in at number one. Queen is number two.
So, when I heard that one of my favorite bands was basically becoming a movie, I was super excited and eager. I couldn't wait to see how it would turn out. When it finally came out on Friday, November 2, I had to go see it.
To say the least, it was moving, electrifying. It could make you catch goosebumps for the entire length of the movie, which is about two hours and 15 minutes. It could make you cry; it had the potential to make you feel like you were really there with Queen.
Throughout the movie, you see things you never knew happened. Freddie Mercury, like any other person, had real-life struggles. Drugs, alcohol, sex... the rockstar was undoubtedly making hectic life choices. But, during this time, he was also finding himself, figuring out who he really was. From this, he grew.
Despite the downfalls of his choices affecting Queen, Freddie Mercury led the band to fame. Even after Mercury's terminal illness, Queen still lives on to be one of the best rock bands in history.
I believe the title of the movie was fitting. "Bohemian Rhapsody" is still one of Queen's most famous songs, and we still bang our heads to it in the car. I sing it at the top of my lungs. This title was appropriate, not because of its popularity, but because of the fact that it was THE song that changed Queen forever.
No matter what your opinion is on Queen, everyone should go see it on the big screen. It's a feel-good film. You won't regret it.