Hello darlings (yes, I'm gonna use it), I just got back from the cinema, I finally watched it and I have a lot to say. I've waited for so long, oh God only knows (and my mom) how much I wanted to see it. Bohemian Rhapsody. I knew it was going to be this way, I knew it was going to be marvelous, amazing, huge, tremendous experience. So now, while I'm still under the impression, I wanted to share my thoughts with you. This is only my fairly biased and completely subjective opinion, maybe some of you won't agree, but that's not going to stop me now... I'm sorry.

WARNING!!! There might be spoilers down below. I'll try not to spoil, but me succeeding at it is likely. So if you haven't seen it yet, please proceed with caution, I don't want to be responsible for the consequences you'll be facing if you read spoilers.

Since many of you don't know me personally, don't know me at all, I'll tell you one thing. Queen is my favorite band of all time and I love them all to the moon and back, even tho I wasn't even born when Freddie died. I was born in 1996, and he died in 1991. He was a Virgo, like me. That's why I love him even more. But boring trivia aside, I've been a fan since I was a kid, due to my parents' influence, and I'm thankful for it. With that in mind, I'd like to apologize for maybe being too biased.

The cast

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Oh God, where do I even start. It's perfection. Honestly, the resemblance is incredible. Considering the fact that you cannot make the exact same copy of a human being for this purpose, they did something very close to that, especially with Gwilym Lee as Brian May and Joe Mazzello as John Deacon. Let me get this clear, I'm not saying Rami Malek didn't resemble Freddie or Ben didn't look like Roger. I'm just saying I couldn't move when I saw Brian and John for solid 10 minutes. My mom had to check my breathing.

Let's start with Gwilym Lee . Brian's posture, hand gestures, his hair and face expressions. It's like Brian himself time-traveled. It looks so natural, he was the perfect choice and no one can convince me otherwise. He mostly starred in TV shoes, but he has incredible potential and I hope to see more of him.
Ben Hardy, except being so damn handsome all the time, did an amazing job portraying Roger Taylor, just pay attention to that little pout he does while playing drums. They really took care of everything, you'll see, in the scene where he pours his beer all over the drum set. Rogers mannerism, character and charm, boyish and wild. And sometimes Roger's ignorance and carelessness, his nagging and stuff. Everything was on point.
Joe Mazzello as John Deacon. Many people think that John Deacon was underrated as a member of Queen, I don't know...maybe that's true, but I believe John had and still has a great influence on members. He is silent, but powerful and Joe made it clear with his acting. One more thing, a very important one. His accent. Joe is American, as many of you know, and he did one hell of a job with Deacon's accent that is very specific and unique. Not to mention physical resemblance, costumes and stage outfits were really on point. I suggest you watch Joe's interviews about Bo-Rhap, so you can get the full picture.
And finally, Rami Malek. If he doesn't get an Oscar, I'm suing everyone. Literally. Scenes he did with Lucy Boynton (Mary Austin) when he proposed and after that when he told her he's bisexual, the emotion he delivered, everything he did really touched my soul and poked a fucking hole in it. I ugly-cried and I'm not ashamed. He was obviously really dedicated to this role, he made my heart flutter and fall in love with Freddie again and again, and also fall in love with Malek as well.
We all know Freddie had amazing and very unique dancing style and behavior on stage, but Rami imitated so well, it was so scary at moments. He's handsome and very fit and he looked like he was born to wear costumes like Freddie's. But his voice surprised me the most. He apparently sang in the beginning and a few times after that, so you'll hear - he's really talented.

About supporting roles, I'm really satisfied and was pleasantly surprised to see they respected every little detail and tried to stay true to the original as much as possible. That goes for Freddie's family members and managers and producers...
Lucy Boynton is so beautiful and has delicate facial features, she was amazing as Mary. Nothing to complain about, she's still very young and I hope to see more of her.

The story

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For me, this biopic has the right amount of everything. How come? Well, this is the story about Queen, their career as a band and about Freddie, a man ahead of his time and his impact on the world. His imprint on humanity as a whole. You may say the focus is slightly more on Freddie and yes, it is, but he was the reason they started as Queen in the first place. Every member contributed equally, everyone is important and I personally cannot separate them or say - oh I love this one more that the other. But they are all so unique, so special, one totally different from the other. It was all well said in the movie, I'm not going to quote it, you'll see for yourselves. They were misfits, but they fitted each other very well.
Therefore, this is not a rom-com, not a thriller, a documentary or a drama. It's a story that gives you enough to keep you satisfied but leaves space for you to learn more on your own. If they chose to focus on one aspect of Freddie's life more than the other, it wouldn't be a biopic, it would be a drama about two lovers blah blah. No. You can choose the topic you want to learn more about and google it later, but this... This is the right amount of everything.
~ This story lets us know how they met, how they started, how Freddie met Mary Austin and Jim Hutton, how he was betrayed by Paul Prenter, how Jim Beach was such a darling and loved the band so much.
What I found endearing and really sweet was, when they shot a close up of Jim's face during performances, he was mouthing lyrics and headbanging and enjoying it to the fullest. I think everyone needs a friend like Jim Beach. Tom Hollander who played him was a great choice, I needed a character like Miami from him so I can get rid of these Cutler Beckett feels when I see him.

There's also one cute little detail (there are many but I love this one the most). I always wondered why did Freddie use a shortened version of a mic holder to dance around the stage with. It's actually referenced in the beginning when he first performed with Smile, it's like a tribute when his holder malfunctioned and he kept it as a thing, you know... Oh the feels.

~You get an insight of how hard Freddie was trying to stay true to himself and not pretend and not conform to what others wanted him to be.
He was what he was and what he wanted to be. This biopic shows it.
I love how they didn't cover up the fact that there was beef between Freddie and Roger. Major points of their career are there, their disagreement and joyous moments, a piece of everything to spice it up to the right measure.
~ And OH GOD, I love how they respected Freddie's sexuality. Thank you so much for that. I'm straight so I can't even imagine, and I don't want you to misunderstand, but I'm trying to understand how painful and torturing it is not to be fully aware of your sexuality and to be confused and afraid... I believe that they tried to show Freddie's process of introspection and exploring his sexuality, and they succeeded. At least I could see the moments of doubt, confusion and sparks in his eyes the wanting and the thrill. Thank you for not casting Mary away just because she's a woman and for showing that she was a huge part of his life. They had something special, and please accept that he loved her so much. Accept her as a person in general. Human being he loved and held so dear. Same goes with Jim Hutton. I'm satisfied how they showed him in the film, he was just as important and you can see how accepting Mary and Jim were of each other. Thank you.

Songs and performances

My chest was in pain, literally, I wanted to scream and shout and sing along, and I cried so hard. I think everyone did, you could clearly hear muffled cries and sobbing. An emotional roller coaster. I mostly said everything about their performances, how authentic it was. I thought I would be a harsh critic because I watch Queen's live performances every day, but there's nothing to complain about. Maybe Freddie's reflection in the piano is a little bit weird, but even that is not something to complain about. John's posture while playing, his moves and expressions, Brian's mouth and Roger's pout. I'm speechless.

They performed one of my favorite songs ever - Hammer to Fall and we got a bit of I Want to Break Free music video, and every cell in my body danced to it and enjoyed it.
Love of My Life ... It was really emotional, the backstory of the song, and the lyrics and the scene Freddie and Mary watch Queen's performance where their audience sings the whole song is breath-taking and very very special.

It deserves an Oscar and I'm not even being dramatic right now.

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To conclude, it's really late, I don't even know what I wrote, I'm just so excited and happy, and my heart is full of joy, I can't even explain. I just love them so much, I wish I was there in front of them while they slay on the stage to feel the energy. I loved it, I will always come back to it and I'm sure I'll enjoy just the same.
I hope I didn't bore you to the core, I'm just really really excited and happy and overwhelmed. I hope you enjoyed the movie as much as I did, and if you haven't seen it yet - I hope you enjoy.

Thank you so much for reading, I'll be heading to my bed now.
Good night and sweet dreams.

- love ,she》wolf