Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Bunny and I saw “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the movie obstensibly about Queen but concentrates more on Freddie Mercury. Thoroughly enteraining with a masterful performance by Rami Malek as Freddie and an incredible killer sound track (how could it not be? It's Queen!) I do wish the film had gone a bit deeper with Freddie's relationship with his girlfriend and with the other band members (not only does Brian May have a Ph.D. in astrophysics, but he also worked on the New Horizons Pluto mission—he's the closest person we have to Buckaroo Banzai for crying out loud).
There's also the issues of accuracy—the movie has Freddie contracting AIDS and informing the band just prior to the LIVE AID concert where in real life, he was diagnosed with AIDS two years afterwards. This, and the other inaccuracies were probably done for story reasons, so be advised that historical accuracy is … not this movie's strong point.
Did I mention the killer concert scenes?
So even though it's not historically accurate, it's still very fun to watch (make sure to watch out for Mike Myers) and the last twenty minutes where the LIVE AID concert is reenacted, is definitely worth the price of admission.