Bohemian Rhapsody stars Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, charting his life from working as a baggage handler at Heathrow airport to becoming a global superstar and blowing the crowds away at Live Aid. I’ve seen criticism that the movie skims over the darker side of Freddie’s life but I thought this did enough to portray not only the lows but also the highs of his private life, and his life with fellow Queen band members. It’s funny, sad and very entertaining in equal measure. Rami Malek is outstanding as Freddie. This was already hitting a 4 star rating from me as it neared the end of the movie, but then they go and recreate pretty much their entire Live Aid set, cameras sweeping over the Wembley crowds and inbetween the performers onstage. It’s just jaw dropping and took this up to a 5 from me. And I’m not even a big Queen fan!!
“Once he has discovered something, he wants to be off onto the next thing, rather than spending time and elaborating”
My primary school teacher had me pretty well sussed from a young age when writing this in one of my school reports, but with CineChat I’m determined to change all of that. Even though my movie and TV watchlist continues to grow almost as quickly as my available spare time shrinks, I’m going to ensure I spend time elaborating on each one I do manage to tick off the list!