Biopics are not usually my go-to movies when I hit the theaters. However, after Managing Editor Natalie Aguilar asked Features Editor Jake Mauriello and me to attend the screening, I realized “Bohemian Rhapsody” is not the film to judge harshly based on its genre.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” tells the story of Freddie Mercury, played by the stunningly talented Rami Malek, and gives an inside, dramatized look at the trials and tribulations of Queen.
While some of the film does amp up and rearrange the life events Mercury encountered, it stays true to his spirit and legacy. His love for music, his troubled relationship with romance, his struggle and acceptance of his bisexuality and everything in between is brought to life with this movie. We get an inside look at the man, not just the icon that Mercury was. Queen changed the world in ways I couldn’t truly fathom until I watched this film, and it made me incredibly jealous of my parents for growing up when Mercury was carving his place in history.
The movie is at once touching, sentimental, hilarious, over-the-top and grounded. The cinematography is so interesting, it adds a whole layer to the movie on top of the plot. The effects used capture ’80s style and make it even more fun to watch, and the concert scenes straight up blow my mind.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” is a must-see this year. On top of its fabulous portrayal of Queen and the life of Mercury, Malek is to die for. He absolutely crushes this role and makes the movie what it is. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, and I highly recommend it!