Queen: The Freddie Mercury Story

Bohemian Rhapsody is a movie I’d been waiting years to see. I’ve been a Queen fan pretty much my entire life. Not realizing all their songs were by them. Which has always been the point of Queen. None of their songs sound exactly the same, but all of them are hits. So when they announced they were making a biopic, I knew it was a once in a lifetime opportunity. To listen to Queen’s greatest hits all at once. Songs that include, but are not limited to: “Killer Queen,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” “We Will Rock You,” “We Are the Champions,” “Somebody to Love,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” “Under Pressure,” “You’re My Best Friend,” “Fat Bottomed Girls,” “Bicycle Race,” “Radio Ga Ga,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “The Show Must Go On,” and of course their magnum opus “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Which is also my favorite song. Bohemian Rhapsody recounts all of the most important parts of Freddie Mercury’s short life. When he first meets/joins his bandmates, his marriage to wife Mary Austin, meeting Jim Hutton, and when they played Live Aid. Writing all their hit songs along the way. Despite some turbulent behind the scenes drama involving the director (Bryan Singer) and the original star of the movie, Rami Malek perfectly captures the unique vocal talent of Freddie Mercury. From his teeth to his mustache. Although the film is much more devisive than I thought it would be. Since Mercury is a gay icon, it’s possible some fans were expecting more. I personally thought it was just the right amount. They do talk about his AIDs diagnosis, but that’s not where the focus should be. They know it’s supposed to be all about the music. Which is what makes Bohemian Rhapsody a champion in my mind.

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Freddie Mercury sings

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