‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Review

Beginning with a rock arrangement of the typical 20th Century Fox theme, “Bohemian Rhapsody” promises immediately to be an extravagant film, and it absolutely delivers on that promise.

Rami Malek brings Freddie Mercury back to life for this biopic of the legendary lead singer of Queen. Malek portrays Mercury in a way that perfectly mimics the man, from the sassy attitude and the boisterous ego of the young vocalist whose career was taking off as quickly as the Flash, to the emotional breakdown of a man who can’t help feeling alone despite being surrounded (almost literally) by thousands of fans.

The film did struggle to hold down it’s pacing. It begins by establishing a formula of fast-paced editing with shorter scenes that gave the audience just enough information. However, as the film progresses, it shifts abruptly into longer scenes, but maintains the choppy editing style, which was distracting from what the scenes were trying to say.

Despite any technical faults, “Bohemian Rhapsody” is a fantastic film that tells a fantastic story. Every exciting moment in Queen’s history was shown: every step forward, every step back, every fight and every little trick. Whether you’ve been following Queen since their start in the 70s, or you’ve never heard a single song, you will walk away from “Bohemian Rhapsody” knowing who Freddie Mercury truly was.