|'BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY' SCREENSHOT (L TO R) GWILYM LEE (AS BRIAN MAY) RAMI MALEK (FREDDIE MERCURY) JOSEPK MAZZELLO (JOHN DEACON)|
Sometimes I question the wisdom of so-called movie critics. When Bohemian Rhapsody was released in early November many reviews were far from favourable. Some said the film was a sanitized account of Freddie Mercury’s life and should have delved farther into his sexual escapades. Others took aim at Rhapsody’s accuracy, while others nixed the acting and musical performances.
Were these critics watching the same movie as we were? Part bio pic and part rock concert, Bohemian Rhapsody was 2 hours and 13 minutes of pure enjoyment.
Looking almost like Freddie Mercury, Rami Malek embodied everything we loved about the legendary rock idol. His wit, his flamboyancy and his quirks, Malek mastered them all. It’s little wonder he’s been nominated for a Golden Globe Award, as has the film itself.
Bohemian Rhapsody filled theatres to maximum capacity and many Scribbles friends reported that the audience applauded when the show ended. Critics be damned. This epic production is a champion and it will, it will rock you.