12 February 2020
Chronicling the band Queen and in particularly frontman Freddy Mercury, from their creation until their Live Aid performance in the 80’s, this is a gripping and highly entertaining film. I was dubious going into it as I feared it may be formulaic to other rock band films, I also feared it may tarnish my love of the band too. Fortunately and surprisingly I was not disappointed at all. There were some formulaic events but they were inevitable based on the subject matter, and even then they were done entertainingly. There were definite emotive moments through the film; I only had to look at my girlfriend’s tears of sorrow and of joy to know that much. We both came out of the cinema having being entertained and probably like so many other people, instantly put Queen on the car stereo.
The cast was absolutely fantastic; I’ve seen other reviews which suggest that Rami Malek carried this film. I agree that his performance was mammoth, but I wouldn’t say he carried it alone. The actors playing other band members were all equally fantastic, adopting mannerisms I’ve seen in the real band since being a fan.
I normally write very elaborate reviews about films but I found myself not looking for plot hole or CGI failures in this, I was just that gripped and blown away that I sat back and enjoyed the ride. This film managed to suspend my disbelief, which is something a lot of films have failed to do over the years. What the Hell have the critics that slated this film being watching?! From me this is a solid 8 out of 10 – which, based on my strict reviewing standards, is brilliant!!
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