I’ve been looking forward to seeing “Bohemian Rhapsody” ever since they first announced they were going to make a Queen biopic film. Full disclosure, I’m a big Queen fan and have always been fascinated by the story of Freddie Mercury, arguably one of Rock’s greatest front man of all time. The previews look great, opening weekend was a hit, and fans are loving it. Only problem is the reviews have been mixed so far, and the Critics have not been too kind. I will try to keep an unbiased opinion here.
*The MEAT* The story just skimmed the surface of the origins of Queen and Freddie’s Mercury’s life. It lacked the depth of what made Freddie and his band mates one of Rock’s best bands in history and it just smoothed over all the incredible personal conflicts that should have had a lot more to do with this movie. They *missed the mark* for sure.
*The POTATOES* Rami Malek plays an outstanding Freddie Mercury. He channels Mercury’s demeaner and presence perfectly, especially in all the concert scenes, which is important because Freddie is the movie. They did a great job of casting him. Everyone else was *okay* nothing over the top or memorable, and that’s the way it should be.
*The Verdict* If you are a fan of Queen and their music, then you will love this movie because it shows like a Tribute film and I recommend seeing it on the big screen with Dolby enhanced sound, the concert footage and music are outstanding, and well worth it. But if you are a movie fan that is expecting more of a Biopic film, like “Walk the Line” or “Ray”, then save your money and watch it in your own home someday. “Bohemian Rhapsody” was fun but overall it lacked the substance that Queen had and quite frankly needed to be shown. For that it left me *Dissatisfied* overall.