Joe’s Random Movie Review: “Bohemian Rhapsody” (2018)

Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

In this modern era of film, we find ourselves in countering a great deal more Bio pics these days. And never before has been strongly said, at long last there is a biopic worthy of every single praise delivered by professional critic, and avid fan alike.

With a film like Bohemian Rhapsody, the exploration of the bands formation concluding to their epic Live Aid performance in 1985, explores a great deal of the trials and tribulations that the band had to go through. And of course like another band bio pic released in 1991, Oliver Stone’s “The Doors”, even though the band is the center of the plot, the main storyline focuses on a singular protagonist. In the case of that film, it was Jim Morrison, in this case of Bohemian Rhapsody, it is Queen’s own Freddie Mercury. Arguably the face of the band.

Rami Malek and Lucy Boynton in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

As with most character arcs, it could be safely called wonderfully and beautifully tragic. Mercury himself who was taken on this Earth far too early in his life undoubtedly lived his life to the fullest and this film does not hesitate one second to show that. One could easily see how difficult it must must’ve been for after Rami Malek to portray the infamous Mercury. But Malek does an excellent job in the film as do all the other actors betraying the other members of the band.

Joseph Mazzello, Rami Malek, Gwilym Lee, and Ben Hardy in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Given the particular era in musical history that this form takes place in, it seems pretty self evident of how chaotic the livelihoods of certain individuals were, as well as the chaos that was the 1980s itself. Another thing of this film captures at a very excellent level.

The film itself is almost like music, and some small way it’s almost as though this film in essence “sings” to every single member of the audience who watches it. It’s very rare that a movie has the power to do that especially one that is rooted in nonfiction.

Joseph Mazzello and Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

A beautifully crafted movie Bohemian Rhapsody is definitely one for the books. That being said just like Freddie Mercury there will scarcely be another movie or another singer that could possibly top this one. Terrific film!

Full 10/10

Joe’s Random Movie Trivia: “American Psycho” (2000)

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In the scene when Detective Kimball (Willem Dafoe) questions Patrick Bateman, director Mary Harron shot a few versions of it. One where Kimball knew Bateman was guilty, one where he knew Bateman was innocent, and one where he wasn’t sure if Bateman was guilty or not.

Harron then edited the versions into one scene, making the audience just as confused as Bateman is, as he’s being questioned.

Joe’s Random Movie Trivia: “Event Horizon” (1997)

Paul W. S. Anderson was able to make this movie mostly because of his success with “Mortal Kombat”. The film originally ran over two hours. After the studio and test audiences made certain remarks about the film’s violence and gore, Anderson cut most of it from the film. A decision Anderson regrets to this very day. The scenes were not restored in a director’s cut because the negatives were destroyed.

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