Review: Bohemian Rhapsody

Makiyla Taylor, Staff Writer

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The stars of Queen biopic BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Rami Malek, Joseph Mazzello, Gwilym Lee, and Lucy Boynton play a REGAL and FABULOUS game of Who Said It: QUEEN or THE QUEEN!

  Bohemian Rhapsody tells the story of the legendary band, Queen and misunderstood leader singer, Freddie Mercury. Bohemian Rhapsody is a love letter to those who spent their childhood adoring the music of Queen, without having known the story behind the artistry. Watching Rami Malek electrically portray the enigmatic, magnetic Freddie Mercury with ease was a huge highlight when watching the musical biographical.  Seeing the process of making Bohemian Rhapsody into the multifaceted song we know today, on screen answered a question we never knew we needed the response to.

The film was hilarious, heart-warming and heart-breaking all the time same. Especially impressive to know that they identically recreated Queen’s Live Aid performance from the Pepsi cups on the piano to the exact movements of late Freddie Mercury.

Freddie Mercury struggled with loneliness, desperately needing to feel close and seen by someone that he enveloped himself in casual liaisons with men and drugs. Which was speculated to be the cause of his demise and contraction of AIDS.

If you decide to go see Bohemian Rhapsody in the theaters, I can promise you that you will feel emotional and might even cry, but you won’t regret a thing.