Bohemian Rhapsody – Film #94

Real Life, or just fantasy?


Playing a little bit of catchup for the films I have seen recently, so I am writing this about a week after seeing it.

I enjoyed Bohemian Rhapsody…if you can overlook the fact that so much of it has been dramatised for effect.

It was lacking way too much for me. It always felt a little clunky and a little too much like they were putting scenarios together in a way that worked on film, but not necessarily an accurate representation of how it actually went down in real life.

A lot has been said about them kinda glancing over Freddie’s battle with AIDS but it wasn’t a film about Freddie. It was a film about Queen and their music. It didn’t need a Philadelphia ending.

The reconstructions of certain scenes were mind blowing though… And that whole Live Aid set and scene was out of this world… And this, along with the music scenes really helped the film move well.

I just felt it needed a little more realism to make it better.

Wierdly enough, I felt like the portrayal of the fictional Jackson Maine by Bradley Cooper in A Star Is Born was more realistic than Rami Malek’s Freddie Mercury in this. His casting is superb though… But the story behind him needed fleshing out a little more.



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