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“Bohemian Rhapsody” Review

Almost a year and a half ago, my dad and I heard the rumors surrounding the new Queen movie. We were both ecstatic and couldn’t bare to wait another moment. This Sunday, we saw it in theaters with the highest expectations in mind. As we walked away, those expectations were met and more.

Beginning with a montage of lead singer Freddie Mercury getting ready for the well-known Queen performance of Live Aid, it is clear to see that this biopic isn’t solely about Mercury, but also about the other 3 members, and the journey they took to become one of the most influential rock bands of all time.

The music, the costumes, the set, and the cast bring justice to the band, and leave the audience humming “Another One Bites The Dust”. Especially being in the Oscar season, it is likely that the team behind this movie will win some Academy Awards.

The most iconic part of this movie, was when actor Mike Myers made an appearance as the bands temporary manager. This brings his role in “Wayne’s World” to full circle when Myers blasted “Bohemian Rhapsody” in the opening of the movie. 

This film did leave me wanting to know more. With an unsatisfying ending, I definitely was curious about the rest of Mercury’s life, after when the movie ended in 1985. The other band member’s personal lives were glossed over, and the story of Queen after Mercury’s death is still an unknown story.

That being said, I really did enjoy this movie. This film is a wonderful story about the band that changed rock and roll, and how music was perceived in the 70’s and 80’s. If you enjoy 80’s music and a well told story, then I would definitely recommend this movie.