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Review: Bohemian Rhapsody

Carter De Los Santos, Staff Writer

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Bohemian Rhapsody tells the story of the band Queen rising up to fame and fortune in the Live Aid concert. The film definitely exceeded the expectations of many viewers. The acting was top notch, especially with Rami Malek’s portrayal of Freddie Mercury; it’s hard to tell if it’s really Malek or not because the acting was that good. What stood out the most was how Freddie reacts to people telling him to change his style of music. For example, when the band goes in to give their new song “Bohemian Rhapsody” to the record company they were signed to, the executives suggest that the song was too long and it wouldn’t be a hit. The band, not having it with the executives, quite and release it on a radio station themselves.

But on the contrary, Freddie wasn’t a saint either. Freddie had a really huge ego throughout the entire movie. There are also some problems with the film that do keep it from being a masterpiece. It focused a little too much on Freddie Mercury rather than the entire band as a whole. The plot felt a little rushed; the movie just used montages of the band performing at random locations to show the progression in the band’s career.

If you can forgive these flaws, then you could definitely get a lot out of this movie.

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