Bohemian Rhapsody

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Last night I watched this amazing movie in an IMAX movie theatre. It was the first day of release over here. Like most of you I love the songs of Queen and sadness still fills me when thinking of the loss of Freddie. Although I am not used to making movie reviews and also I basically don’t have time to do so. But this movie is really worth it when even I am doing it in a nutshell.

Excellent actors:
I am amazed by the performance of the actors. Rami Malek, who plays Freddie, is fantastically imitating Freddie’s way to move, dance, his mimic, expressions… stunning!
I am also surprised by how similar the actors look to the original Queen members.

Story:
The movie shows in funny and also dramatic ways how the band came together, their struggles with each other and how at the same time those struggles improved the quality of the songs. Regarding the movie, Freddie’s conviction (and arrogance) about himself, his passion for music, and about the band, in general, pushed the fast success of Queen. But he also challenged the band over and over again with his talent and his egocentric. Who knew what inner fight he had been dealing with. And that is what this movie conveys in a way that makes you feel even more tragic about Freddie’s death. Of course, the movie cannot picture his whole inner world and difficulties but only what it conveys is giving us even more understanding and respect for him.
At the end of the movie, parts of the Life Aid performance of Queen was reproduced and compared to the original I am amazed again about the perfection of the actors and production overall. That event brought the band together again. You can check it out the original excerpt of the Life Aid concert from 1985 at the end of this post.

To sum it up:
Goosebumps, touching, moving, awesome music, a movie that takes you back in your own history and connects with the spirit of a generation, a passion for a life goal, and last but not least for the soul, its way and what it left for us not only regarding the music.

What I thought when leaving the movie center was, how crazy it is that most of the greatest artists lead the most difficult life behind the scenes… Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Prince, … , and of course, Freddie Mercury.

Go and watch that movie if you can!

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Oh, yes, Robert! I am sure you will love it a lot! It widens the heart and the horizon and it also touches since we all are in some way connected with the story or the actors but at least with the music!

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I loved your review! I haven’t written movie reviews either, until… guess I will now! 😉

The following are my notes, written from that emotionally charged POV after leaving the theater yesterday:

The emotion of it just hit me. I need some time…

Just beautiful! Really. Go see it! 😭❤️🦋🌀

As a long time fan of Queen since my teenage years, I loved it! And hubby (a musician, but not a long-time fan) loved it too, from story, acting, digital production, musicianship, music business, band family, etc.

Bohemian Rhapsody the movie was sooooo well done. Wembley is so amazing! My heart went right out of my chest! Freddie, Rami Malek was aWEsOMe!!! ❤️❤️❤️

The reporter scene is haunting me. Why the need to focus on Freddie? Get into his head? Psychoanalyze him? Ugh! An important moment that I hope people pay attention to the effects of all that. The production of that scene, oh!

Obviously, still processing this. Just go see it. ❤️😘

Freddie’s sexuality and disease were handled with care, empathy, and compassion, and not exploited. In fact, the interview scene continues to haunt me. details. The Wembley stadium Live Aid concert was amazing!!! The film was more than accessible, highly engaging, and ultimately a profound story of unconditional friendship and love (of which. I feel Freddie approves). ❤️🦋🌀

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Wow, Sheila. This is wondeful what you left here. Your words impress exactly my feelings during and after the movie. It reflects that they really had been a family being there for each other and taking care of each other. Respect of the individual being of everyone no matter how it was composed. Support until the end. Actually, by all the tragic about Freddies fights, disease, and death, he had always been surrounded by love which in the end, led him back to himself. I think that is, what touched me the most. Thank you so much for leaving your impressions and thoughts here. That’s wonderful and it is great to see that we (and for sure many, many others too) feel the same about the movie!
Have a wonderful weekend 💖

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[…] Despite some of the reviews I read, I have to disagree with some of them. I think “Bohemian Rhapsody” is a good film. Some things like dates and events in the film are inaccurate but I still enjoyed it. For example, Freddie Mercury was diagnosed with AIDS two years after performing at Live Aid, not during or prior to it. The movie was dramatic but had some funny parts mixed in there. Most, if not all of the reviews I read said Rami Malek did a great job playing Freddie Mercury. I have to agree with this. The parts that stood out most for me was of course the music, when Queen was performing all over the world their Live Aid performance in 1985. I was especially inspired to blog about “Bohemian Rhapsody” after reading my blogging sister, Erika Kind’s review. She wrote a very good review. You can check it out here. […]

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