Bohemian Rhapsody isn’t just a great film, it’s a religious experience. For Queen fans old and new, Rhapsody details the rise and fall of the last great classic rock band. Actor Rami Malek personifies Freddy Mercury as the greatest frontman in rock history. Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, and Joseph Mazzello look like spitting images of Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon.
Sharp-eyed viewers will notice Mike Myers playing the role of music mogul Ray Foster who makes a nice little reference to Myers’ Wayne’s World when the song Bohemian Rhapsody is described as a song no kids would rock out to in their cars.
Speaking of the music, it’s fantastic of course. The viewers are treated to the origins of the title’s song, We Will Rock You, Another Bites The Dust, and more. However it’s the famous 1984 Live Aid performance that is a perfect recreation. One that should put Malek at least into the discussion for best actor come Oscar time. As an older Mercury, now suffering from AIDS, Mercury tells his bandmates of his sickness before the concert. As they are playing you can see in the eyes of Mercury’s bandmates that this could potentially be the last time they ever play together. When Malek belts outs the opening intro of Bohemian Rhapsody the lyrics take on a whole new heart-wrenching meaning.
The last part of the film is the Live Aid performance and it literally transports you back in time to the concert. By far one of the best concert recreations ever put to film. With that said, HipsterZOMBIEJoint gives Bohemian Rhapsody a perfect 10 out of 10. This is a must see!