The Ones Who Made History in Rock and Roll: Bohemian Rhapsody Review

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The Ones Who Made History in Rock and Roll: Bohemian Rhapsody Review

Skye Wente, Writer

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“I won’t be a rock star.  I will be a legend”- Freddie Mercury

Do you know the name Farrokh Bulsara?  Well, I didn’t either.  Freddie Mercury was born in Zanzibar where he took part in boxing.  Although he was a great boxer, he found his true calling in performing.

Born with four extra investors, Freddie was able to sing with a wider range.  This got him a spot into the band Smile.  But soon enough, the band changed into legendary Queen, where he went on to change his name.

Bohemian Rhapsody took the story of Queen and broke it down into stages of how the band came to be, to the greatest times of the band, and ended with the perfect performance at Live Aid.

The movie takes you through a roller coaster of Freddie Mercury’s life and the relationships of the band.  Through an inside look of the best and worst years of Freddie’s life to the formation of Queen and the story of Queen’s members taking time for solo careers.

The audience gets an intimate look into the real Freddie Mercury and the story behind the beginning of his illness.

I will say, the movie has a few spots where they jump from one year to another when you kind of want to see how they got there, but ultimately, the movie is already 2 hours and 13 minutes long.  The movie is great for the people who are interested in the story, or if you like the music.

And if it interests you in knowing, the movie combines the voices of Freddie Mercury between actor Rami Malek (plays Freddie) and Marc Martel.  Not only does Rami Malek give a stunning performance as Freddie Mercury, having taken movement classes instead of a choreographer, but he sings on level with the real Freddie Mercury.