Flick In A Limerick

Freddy Mercury and legendary band Queen
Rise up to live to the American dream
They create a big name
Achieve success and fame
To heights the music industry has never seen

Shot Caller – Bryan Singer

Role Play (Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton,Joseph Mazzello, Mike Myers)

Nose Candy

“I am exactly the person I was always meant to be. The only time when I don’t feel alone is when I’m with you”

“We’re four misfits who don’t belong together, we’re playing for the other misfits. They’re the outcasts, right at the back of the room. We’re pretty sure they don’t belong either. We belong to them.”

“Why aren’t you using instruments?”
“I want to give the audience something they can perform so they can be apart of the song”

“It goes on forever for 6 bloody minutes
I pity your wife if you think 6 minutes is a long time”

“I love the way you move on stage. The whole room belongs to you. Don’t you see what you can be?”

“Anybody who is anybody is doing this concert. When we wake up in the morning and we did not do our part we are going to regret it until the day that we die.”

Style Points

+80s style
+Split screens
+Concert cinematography
+Press conference visuals
+Mary Austin visit

Money Shot

Live Aid Concert

The Big Finish

I have to admit that I was the loser wathcing this that was like “I didn’t know they sang that” through this entire film. If you’re not familiar with Queen such as myself you will come away with a lot from the movie. There are an array of stand out performances most notably by Rami Malek who should receive a Best Actor Academy Award nomination for his performance as Freddy Mercury. Excellent composition is displayed with nice use of rack focuses, swish pans and other effects. Normally I have a problem with these types of films dragging but in this instance since I was so intrigued I would have actually liked to have seen more. The only real gripe on the film for me is that there are an abundance of legendary songs being performed without any storytelling about the actual band such as from their accent and their break up. Also there are some historically inaccuracies that diehards may deem unforgivable. The microphone break is up there as one of the most horrible calls in a film this year. Bohemian Rhapsody is a stunning visual that hardcore fans as well as new listeners can definitely learn an appreciation for the legendary band.

– Caleb Harris

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