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Old 18 February 2019, 17:29
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Bohemian Rhapsody

Watched this on Amazon last night. Really good acting by all. Crazy likeness of Rami Malek to Freddy Mercury. Great music and they nailed the Live Aid performance by Queen. I'd give it 4.5/5 and well worth the $5.99.
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Old 18 February 2019, 19:04
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I'm not a movie goer and I loved it. About 1/2 through I realized that the actor playing Freddy is Mr. Robot! That was some acting.
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Old 18 February 2019, 20:36
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My exposure and awareness of Queen was limited to hearing songs on the radio.

Fascinating story and some gifted folk.
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Old 18 February 2019, 21:19
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I thought it was great.
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Old 19 February 2019, 00:41
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Great movie
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Old 19 February 2019, 00:53
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Great movie. I watched Queen's actual Live Aid performance on YouTube later for comparison, they really nailed it.
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Old 19 February 2019, 00:58
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Great movie. I watched Queen's actual Live Aid performance on YouTube later for comparison, they really nailed it.
There are a few side by side comparisons with the movie on one side, and the actual concert on the other (on youtube)... Nailed it for sure (although I think they made the movie Freddie look less healthy than the real Freddie with the eye makeup).

I was highly impressed with the sound dubbing of the movie- using Freddie's voice where necessary to supplement the actor's.
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Old 19 February 2019, 10:01
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My exposure and awareness of Queen was limited to hearing songs on the radio..
Same. I had a neighborhood friend that loves Queen when we were growing up in the 90's. I thought it was weird because I was into rap. At 45 I see clearly my lack of appreciation for epic talent.
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Old 19 February 2019, 11:26
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Huge fan of their music for 40 years.
Found it good but....thought it would be more like a Musical (with complete songs) and less a Farrokh Bulsara biopic...
But the actors performances are great, as is their amazing resemblance with the actual musicians (specially the guy playing Brian May)
All in all, good movie and a must see for any Queen fan
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There are a few side by side comparisons with the movie on one side, and the actual concert on the other (on youtube)....
Yes, that was very cool! (youtube.com/watch?v=8z6wJHPhJUM&t=265s)

Many consider Queen at Live Aid 1985 one of the greatest live performances of all time. Heck I don't know because I haven't studied it.

Freddie to me is the greatest frontman of all time. This is just my opinion, and I will die on this hill. LOL.

Many Queen purists have denounced the film but whatever. I thought it was a great film and Rami did a heck of a job.
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Old 19 February 2019, 14:28
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One great part of dialogue in the movie was Ray Foster (Mike Meyers) arguing with the band about what single should be released for the new album. Of course Freddie is pushing for Bohemian Rhapsody, and Ray Foster was having none of it. Did you catch what Ray (Meyers) was referring to in the bolded part below?

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Ray Foster: Bohemian...

Brian May: Rhapsody.

Ray Foster: Rhapsody. What is that?

Freddie Mercury: An epic poem.

Ray Foster: It goes on forever, six bloody minutes!

Freddie Mercury: I pity your wife if you think six minutes is forever.

[pause]

Freddie Mercury: And you know what? We're going to release it as our single.

Ray Foster: [laugs] Not possible. Anything over three minutes, and the radio stations won't program it. John?

John Reid: Yeah, we need radio. Format is three minutes.

Ray Foster: What about 'I'm in Love with My Car'?

[disappointed look on Queen's faces before Freddie kicks Ray's desk]

Ray Foster: Well, that's the kind of songs teenagers can crank up the volume in their car and bang their heads to. 'Bohemian Rhapsody' will never be that song.

LOL. Classic.
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Many consider Queen at Live Aid 1985 one of the greatest live performances of all time. Heck I don't know because I haven't studied it.
Agreed...Joe Cocker (With a little help from my friends) at Woodstock comes in second. IMO
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One great part of dialogue in the movie was Ray Foster (Mike Meyers) arguing with the band about what single should be released for the new album. Of course Freddie is pushing for Bohemian Rhapsody, and Ray Foster was having none of it. Did you catch what Ray (Meyers) was referring to in the bolded part below?




LOL. Classic.
Didn't catch that and didn't even realize that was Mike Myers.

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Old 19 February 2019, 18:35
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Caught Bohemian Rhapsody in the theater when it first came out.. My wife drug me there somewhat reluctantly..

Im glad she did.. I thought it was extremely well done..
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Old 19 February 2019, 18:59
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Found it good but....thought it would be more like a Musical (with complete songs) and less a Farrokh Bulsara biopic...
Yeah, I felt like I didn't really learn anything about the band that I couldn't find on Wikipedia, but the music made the movie well worth the price of admission.

Sigi, I caught that line, and let out a chuckle. My girlfriend didn't find it as funny as I did.
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Old 19 February 2019, 22:52
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I loved it. It a must see
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Old 25 February 2019, 09:36
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I'm one of the aforementioned Queen "purists" and while there were plenty of inaccuracies, embellishments, and omissions in the film, it was still enjoyable and well-done. To his credit, Rami Malek did an outstanding job capturing the essence of Freddie, who was arguably the greatest front-man in rock history...
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Old 25 February 2019, 10:43
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My wife and I sat down and watched this on Saturday. I've always enjoyed and appreciated their music, especially Freddie's vocals, but have never been a "fan."

While no movie is ever going to be 100% accurate, this one turned me into a fan. It was outstanding and as much as I hate Hollywood award shows, it was well deserving. Great movie.
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Old 25 February 2019, 21:35
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Caught it on the plane Saturday night, after the wife recommended it.
Very good movie.

I thought the Mike Myers line was a nice reference.

I remember getting Live Killers when it came out, when I was 12. Never a huge fan, but always was impressed by their stuff.
And while Freddie may be the icon, Brian May the rock star guitarist who is a peer-review published PhD astrophysicist as a hobby is definitely my hero.


ETA: Oh, and for the record I'm in Love with My Car is a fucking awesome song.
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Great flick. Great memories. Phenomenal music!
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