Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.Written by
Twentieth Century Fox
Mike Myers, who portrays the producer who "loses" Queen, is himself responsible for a resurgence in Queen's popularity. Myers said on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Mike Myers/Christiane Amanpour (2018) that during the making of Wayne's World (1992) he insisted that the song he and his friends listen to while driving be Bohemian Rhapsody. The producers of the movie felt the song wouldn't be appropriate and vetoed the idea. Myers stood his ground, eventually threatening to quit the movie. Myers got his way and the movie became a huge hit and this led to the song returning to the United States charts at #2. The movie was also credited for reintroducing Queen to a new audience. Myers also said that when he was offered a chance to appear in this movie he did so immediately without bothering to read the script. See more »
Paul Prenter is shown giving a TV interview where he outs Freddie's sexuality. In reality Prenter sold the story to the UK tabloid The Sun and never gave an on air interview about the matter. See more »
I just saw the world premiere and oh boy let me tell you about it:
This movie might not be a masterpiece but my heart is filled with such happiness and joy after watching it that I think it's going to burst (sorry for the cheesiness), Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon are so exquisitely portrayed I sometimes forgot it wasn't them, the performances were so on point and so powerful you could feel the energy burst through the screen. ¿Have you seen the famous car scene in Wayne's world? well, now imagine a full room doing the same, people couldn't help but sing along (lets be honest, it's impossible not too).
I laughed, cried, sang and wished I could have seen Queen live, this band will live forever.
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