The British superstar Queen, a rock royalty was mildly dismissed due to various critics and record producers. However, they rose to the top and culminated a legendary performance for Live Aid to raise money for Africa’s starving children in mid-1980s.
Queen, which is spearheaded by charismatic vocal Freddie Mercury, provided us radio and stadium anthems including ‘Radio Gaga,’ ‘We Will Rock You,’ ‘We Are The Champions,’ and their titular ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’ The Bohemian Rhapsody is a quasi-operatic ballad which transformed the group and became a symbol of their status in the music industry.
Bryan Singers’ Bohemian Rhapsody is a film mired in production woes. It also features Mercury’s controversial life and history of Queen’s successes. It also provides a swaggering love letter to the legendary group that you will love. Way back in the 1970s, a struggling English band Smile is followed by a prodigious musical talent Farrokh Bulsara (Rami Malek), who sing for them when the original lead singer quits. Spearheaded by Freddie Mercury, the band is composed of lead guitarist Brian May (Gwylim Lee- The Tourist), bass guitarist John Deacon (Joseph Mazello- The Pacific) and drummer Roger Taylor (Ben Hardy- X-men: Apocalypse). They become a successful brand as Queen.
John Reid (Aidan Gillen-Game of Thrones), their agent and lawyer Jim Beech (Tom Hollander-Pirates of the Caribbean) take the band to the America tour where their debut album becomes a great hit. As the band’s success rise, Freddie’s eccentric attitude causes friction, and his relationship with his girlfriend Mary (Lucy Boynton – Sing Street, Apostle) sours.
The movie Bohemian Rhapsody is like a stadium concert. The remaining members of Queen produced the Bohemian Rhapsody. It is also done for Freddie’s AIDS diagnosis which culminates in the iconic Live Aid performance in 1985 at Wembley Stadium. The movie will delight the hardcore fans of the band.