Film Review // Bohemian Rhapsody @ Vue Cinema

Beware Spoiler Alert on the end plot.

This weekend we went to VUE Cinema in Scunthorpe to watch the 2018 film Bohemian Rhapsody a biographical film about the British rock band Queen.

It follows closely lead singer, Freddie Mercury’s life from the start of Queen until the 1985 band aid concert at Wembley Stadium.

Young actor, Rami Malek takes on the lead role of Freddie Mercury through the ages from airport baggage handler to world class star and does it in such a convincing and captivating way.

He looks, sounds and performs just as you’d imagine Freddie would. This film has a comedic element to it with typical British banter throughout but it is a rollercoaster of emotions even for viewers that aren’t particularly Queen fans.

It seemed to last quite a long time and didn’t seem to go too in depth with Freddie’s lifestyle. It was more hints to suggest his drug addiction and promiscuity.

Gwilym Lee plays Brian May and he was particularly impressive in his role.

Through out the film it paints a picture of how outrageous Freddie was but also I suppose how easily lead at times.

The film briefly touched on AIDS towards the end but the end of the film seemed emotional in a happy sort of way. Towards the end Freddie makes up with the band, his disapproving father and finds the man he spends the rest of his days with.

We would definitely recommend watching this film as we like Queen and their songs but we wouldn’t say we were hardcore fans or followers of the band or music and still throughly enjoyed the film. As mentioned it does seem to drag on a little in parts but it is a real tear jerker, or at least a lump in your throat perhaps.

All in all it gets the thumbs up from us!

Rating: 4 out of 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Vue Cinema Website

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