The music is loud, the beat is on tempo, next thing you know the band Queen is right in front on screen playing their biggest hits. The people go wild while Freddie Mercury, the lead singer, begins rocking out with his bandmates.This is what the intro of the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” directed by Bryan Singer was like. Queen was one of the first bands to involve crowds in their music and this was clearly shown in this movie, especially with the song “We Will Rock You.” The movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” tells the story of how this band formed and how they became one of the most popular bands in the 1980s. It is a must-see movie if you’re into ‘80s bands. It makes some people even want to start a band, or sing like Freddie Mercury. This movie speaks to almost anyone who has a dream of being a rock star.
The songs in this movie, “Don’t Stop Me Now”, “We are the Champions”, “Killer Queen” and so many more are iconic and well known by people who grew up in the ‘80s and even people in this century. It celebrates a time when rock ‘n’ roll really came into play. The band’s manager didn’t realize how special Queen was until the song “Bohemian Rhapsody” was produced.
The song “Bohemian Rhapsody” is well known for its operatic measure. In the movie it was an inspirational moment when Mercury just came up with it on the spot. He wanted to make it something people didn’t forget and he certainly did that. When listening to this song in depth it is at first slow but then the rhythm gets faster. Mercury sings this song with so much passion, it is truly incredible at the Live Aid concert in the movie. He sings it with so much of his heart after coming to terms with his AIDS. This movie as a whole gives people hope to conquer their dreams, whatever it may be. It shows that if you really want to be a musician in a band like Queen you have to work hard, and at times you can play hard.
According to a film review by the Rotten Tomatoes, “Bohemian Rhapsody hits a handful of high notes, but as an in-depth look at a beloved band, it offers more of a medley than a true greatest hits collection” They gave the review a 62% but the audience gave it a 91%, showing that even though it didn’t show a collection of their greatest hits, it was still a favored movie by the audience, and rightly so.