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Bohemian Rhapsody: A Good Idea Gone Horribly Wrong

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BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY – A GOOD IDEA GONE HORRIBLY WRONG

The story of Queen and Freddie Mercury is an enthralling one. It contains all the vital ingredients that filmmakers and audiences love – perseverance, grandiloquence, triumph over adversity, tragedy and, most importantly, very familiar, and very good, music. In short, there’s a crackingly good tale to be told about the life of Freddie Mercury and Queen.

However Bohemian Rhapsody is not that tale. This is despite the involvement of two of the three surviving members of Queen in the form of guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor.

There are two reviews to be written about the film. To the casual filmgoer, whose knowledge of Mercury and Queen extends to seeing old videos of the band, and their rightly lauded Live Aid performance, the film is excellent. The performances of the cast are solid, Rami Malek as Mercury, is worthy of awards. The film is well made and captures the live performances of Queen with a majesty that is worth see…

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