I am no film critic but I think one of the things I would like to do on some blog posts, when I have time, is to give little reviews of films I see as I really enjoy going to the cinema and getting caught up in a great film.
Most recently, I went to see Bohemian Rhapsody. It wasn’t something I was particularly interested in going out of my way to see, but as is probably the case with a lot of people, there are many Queen songs I like. Freddie Mercury was – undeniably,
– a born performer, so regardless of whether I was a big Queen fan, I made the assumption that his story was going to be interesting enough to make it a film worth seeing.
My husband suggested we go and see it. I heard many people had been giving praise to the film, and though I was not getting my hopes up, I was quite looking forward to going to see it.
From the minute Rami Malek appeared on screen, I was sucked into the story and really enjoyed his captivating portrayal of the extravagant Freddie Mercury.
Not particularly being a big fan, I didn’t really know much of the story, other than how it was going to end.
The film was an emotional rollercoaster, bouncing from feel good tune to complex family relationships… from fun flamboyancy to classic hits, to emotional personal realisations. It was full of everything you would want from a film.
I found it entertaining from start to finish, educating me as the film went along and even got me moving my feet in a couple of places.
That being said, it also had me realising I hadn’t brought any tissues with me when it came to some of the more serious moments of his life.
I would go as far as to say it is certainly one of the best films I have seen this year, and unusually, I actually find myself looking forward to hopefully watching it again at some point in the future.
The actors were all brilliantly cast and performed every aspect with real emotion and passion, though Rami Malek and Lucy Boynton (Freddie and Mary) certainly were the shining stars.
I am not sure whether being at the cinema added to it or not, perhaps for some of the concert scenes I would say it probably did, but the story is strong enough that it would be equally as enjoyable from the comfort of your own couch if that is your preference. Either way it is certainly a film I recommend.