Bryan Singer's Bohemian Rhapsody tells the story of one of the greatest music bands ever made but it looks more like a music video than a biopic.
Bohemian Rhapsody, a biopic on the one of the most famous bands ever made i.e.. Queen is so quick in its approach that it looks like the whole movie was made on 2X speed. The movie was always going to be about Freddie Mercury, others were destined to take a back seat. But in the first half , there is no struggle shown in the life of Mercury as if everything he ever planned for his life, he got it in an instant, as if his confidence was the only thing he needed to get what he want. The film opens with preparations being made for the historic Live Aid concert in 1985. The stage looks exactly similar to the one made in 1985. Then the movie goes to flashback where Mercury is seen working as a baggage handler at London airport. He attends a show at a club to see the band called 'Smile' perform. After the show, members Brian May (Gwilym Lee) and Roger Taylor (Ben Hardy) are told by their singer Tim Staffell (Jack Roth) that he wants out of the band to pursue bigger opportunities. Freddie then approaches Brian and Roger after the show to compliment their performance and offer to be their new singer. They seem unconvinced at first, especially with Freddie's large teeth, but Freddie sings for a moment to show off what he can do. And then begins Mercury journey of becoming one of the most talented singer on earth.
If you are a fan of Queen band, you must have already known this. There is no new way the movie in which the movie is made, many documentaries have already shown this and even in a better way than this film. Also, because of the production problems and change of director in the last minute makes this movie look like as if it was made in two totally different parts. You can clearly distinguish between the part directed by Bryan Singer and the part directed by Dexter Fletcher. There is a sudden rush in the first half and an unexpected slow turn in the second half . The screenplay is totally disorganized and looks very messy. It looks as if they just want to complete this movie, there isn't any passion involved in the making. If you sit down and listen to all the songs by Queen, it is very entertaining in itself. The execution of the movie is terrible, your love for the Queen can make you subjective about it but in reality this movie failed to live up the expectations. Also, many facts are shown wrongly which is already pointed out by the fans globally.
Rami Malek saves the movie from failing terribly, his flamboyant nature and charisma is a treat to watch in itself. Other actors like Lucy Boynton , Ben Hardy and Gwilym Lee gave a magnificent performance. Cinematography was not that good nor that bad , some wide shots were brilliantly executed. Music is legendary, no need to say anything about it. Script didn't connect proper dots and Direction, seriously got lost t and wasn't able to find a proper direction.
Overall, the movie is fun to watch but isn't the movie we deserve. Only Rami Malek was the highlight of the film, he surely deserves Oscars for the Best Actor.
Acting - 3.5 / 5.
Direction - 2.5 / 5.
Script - 3 / 5.
Cinematography - 3/5.
Music - 4.5/5.
Final Verdict - 3 /5.
Must watch only to see Rami Malek's performance.