By: Amanda Cichewicz | Photographer
November 07, 2018
The movie revolving around the making of Queen and Freddie Mercury, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” was directed by Bryan Singer and released on November 02, 2018. This movie has older generations falling in love with Queen all over again, and younger generations loving them for the first time.
The movie is based ob a true story, following how Freddie Mercury and his fellow band mates (Brian May, Robert Taylor, & John Deacon) became Queen. Freddie Mercury (played by Rami Malek) started out as a nobody until one day he went to a local concert. He decided to talk to the band and, lucky for him, they had just lost their lead singer. He then offered to be their lead singer, and the rest of the band accepted; Mercury then named the band ‘Queen.’ From that day on everyone around the world was interested in knowing who Queen was and what music they were about to produce.
The acting by Rami Malek had everyone starstruck; his acting captured the essence of Freddie Mercury as well as added his own finishing touches. There was no doubt his acting would soar above the previously set standard from his acting in “The Night of the Museum.” Each cast member evidently poured their hearts and souls into their acting, making the movie come to life as if it was actually Queen.
Sophomore Reilly Baggs agrees that the acting did not disappoint anyone. Baggs said, “I think the actors did a great job in capturing the moment and making you feel like you were apart of the movie. I really enjoyed the actor Rami Malek in the leading roll as Freddie Mercury, I think he did a great job portraying Freddie Mercury’s musical creativity and weird personality.”
This statement, made by Baggs, captures the sense of reality portrayed in the movie. The audience felt as if they were part of the movie movie, the whole theater filled with loud music and happy vibes. The movie illustrated Queen in a positive and fun way, the audience wishing they were actually attending a Queen concert. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was even inclusive of the darker side of Queen’s history, such as when Mercury passed away due to AIDS in 1991. Every moment, from the start of the band’s career to the very end of it, was depicted artfully. “Bohemian Rhapsody” does true justice to capturing the history of such an iconic band.