Bohemian Rhapsody


Logan Folmer

Score: 9/10

Rating: PG-13

Bohemian Rhapsody was a heartwarming story, immersing us into the life and adventure of the beloved British band Queen with lead singer Freddie Mercury played by the talented actor Rami Malek who perfectly encapsulated the actions, voice and iconic look and walk of the Freddie Mercury.

The film was written by Anthony McCarten and directed by the skilled artist Bryan Singer who of course had to incorporate some Queen songs to make it even better the film had songs by Queen such as “Under Pressure”, “We Will Rock You”, “Killer Queen”, “Another One Bites the Dust”, and many more. From the beginning I knew that this would be another classic by Bryan Singer who directed films such as the X-Men movies, Jack the Giant Slayer, and Superman Returns.

The story of how Freddie Mercury met his bandmates and how they eventually gained fame was inspiring to say the least. This film on Queen brought us into the life of the people in it, it gave us a firsthand look into the concerts and the practices that brought them to make, in my opinion, one of the best written and composed songs on the planet called “Bohemian Rhapsody”. It showed us into the inspiration of them making songs like “We Will Rock You”, “Under Pressure”, “Another One Bites the Dust”, “Radio Ga Ga”, and the hilariously named “I’m in Love With my Car”. It also brought us into the relationship with Freddie Mercury and Marry Austin, Paul Prentner, and at the end of his life Jim Hutton. It had some smaller parts about the other band members like Roger Taylor who was the drummer of the band played by Ben Hardy, John Deacon who was the Bassist played by Joseph Mazzello, and finally Brian May the guitarist played by Gwilym Lee. A large portion of the film was dedicated to Freddie Mercury’s 11 year-long solo career where he produced two solo albums one called Mr. Bad Guy debuting songs such as “Foolin’ Around”, “Your Kind of Lover”, “Man-Made Paradise” and more while the second album called Barcelona with song such as “Guide me Home”, “How Can I Go On”, “Overture Paccnate”, and more. Finally, it brought us to the date of July 13, 1985, the day of the charity concert, Live Aid which raised 125 million dollars for famine relief for Africa, and where bands and individuals such as David Bowie, sting, Sade, Elton John, Queen, and more contributed.

Overall I would give this movie 9 stars because even though they got a few facts wrong, the overall story was well written, and the acting was so spot on it made you think that they had the actual band members of Queen in it.