Film Review: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was Destined to Celebrate Queen

Chicago – The lyric “And now it’s ‘Easy Come/Easy Go/Little High/Little Low” from the song/movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” might just be the best description of this rock band biopic. The high is the celebration of the band Queen and its unforgettable lead singer Freddie Mercury, and it is enough to get through the story “lows.”

Rating: 3.5/5.0

The gossip surrounding the film might be a better film story than the film itself. It was directed by Bryan Singer (“X-men” films) and although he called it a passion project, his breakdown on the set caused him to be fired towards the end, and stripped of his producer tag. That may explain the sketchy and soft “band story” that dominates the film, and some of the rock movie clichés that permeate at strange times… the concert montage could have been from the 1950s. But, Rami Malek (“Mr Robot”) is career-defining as Freddie Mercury,
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