Starring: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee
Director: Bryan Singer
Runtime: 2 hours, 14 minutes
Biography | Drama | Music | 2018
Alas, this was the only movie I went to see during my time off for the holidays. I had planned to do more, but I had so many DVDs to get through on the watch list I figured the point was mute when I could just stay home ya know? I wanted to see this movie after I’ve heard so many great things about it from my friends and film twitter world. I didn’t know much about Freddie Mercury and the band Queen, other than being able to recognize their songs. The film itself is great!
I loved the music (well, it is Queen and all) and I thought the acting was great. There are a lot of movies these days that touch upon the homosexual lifestyle now, and how so many people in history were homosexual, but had to overcome or hide it due to the way society was. In the eighties (from what I see in movies) was when it started becoming more accepted, even though it wasn’t fully accepted like it is in today’s world. And the story about AIDS and how that was such a big thing in the eighties along with being a famous rockstar. The movie really did show life and love and music and it was just great to watch.
I thought the acting in this film was superb, from mostly everyone. The bandmates, Freddie’s family, his fiance, etc. Everyone showing the feelings on screen that were believable for what was happening at that point in the story line.
The ending scene at the AIDS benefit concert was epic and wonderful to watch. It felt like I was actually watching the concert - even though I wasn’t even born yet when all this happened. I also enjoyed watching the bandmates write their songs that are so famous today. I’m going to give this movie a “Loved It” rating. It is definitely worth the watch and you’ll have Queen stuck in your head the rest of the day!! (5/5).
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