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!!
My watch-list of movies and TV shows continues to grow, while my available spare time continues to shrink. Occasionally I’ll manage to tick one off the list, and then I’ll try and ramble on a little bit about it on here.