“Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?” Bohemian Rhapsody is a factual film that centers around Queen’s sensational lead singer, Freddie Mercury. In the early 1970’s, Mercury joined the band alongside Roger Taylor, Brian May, and John Deacon; eventually creating history with their intellectual music and unique appearances.
Lasting at two hours and 13 minutes, Bohemian Rhapsody is named after Queen’s most popular song, which is also featured in the film “Wayne’s World.”
According to the audience score of 92%, the film was much better according to the public rather than critics such as, Rotten Tomatoes, who scored the film at 63% on the Tomatometer.
Junior Ben Piper claims that the movie definitely lived up to the hype and gave it an eight out of ten.
“It was a very good movie. The acting was amazing and the lead actor, Rami Malek, played the role of Freddie Mercury extremely well. The story was full of mixed emotions, both sadness, excitement, and some anger,” said Piper.
Piper found the film inspiring in a way to pursue something you love. He was so inspired that he even shaved his facial hair in the style of Freddy Mercury.
“I am not a huge fan of Queen, but I had to listen to some of their music before viewing the film. The soundtrack was the best part of the movie,” said Piper.
Even though he got home around 12:45 from the Thursday night premier, Piper said he spent a good amount of time listening to Queen’s music before he went to bed. According to Piper, his favorite song from Queen is “Don’t Stop Me Now.”
Junior Alyssa Forester also disagrees with the critics and rates Bohemian Rhapsody a nine out of ten.
“I liked that it shows how the band came to be and where they came from. I was surprised about how well the actors depicted the real band. The movie was exciting,” said Forester.
Forester said that she would expect to see more of the life after the band from each member if there was another movie. Her favorite song by Queen is “We Will Rock You.”
“The message of the perseverance in the film was inspiring,” said Forester. “I think the movie did a great job of showing the band’s reality.”