By Suzanne A. Marshall from the December 2018 Edition
Directed by: Brian Singer
Starring: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aiden Gillen,
Allan Leech, Tom Hollander, Mike Myers
“A chronicle of the years leading up to Queen’s legendary appearance at the live Aid Concert (1985)”, the film is marketed as a biography, drama and music story. Some would argue the accuracy of the biography aspect relating to the band’s personal relationships.
It’s a fabulous movie. Firstly, I was completely taken by the amazing performance of Rami Malek as Freddy Mercury. His characterization is spot on in his body language, movement and speech.
The other band members proved to be engaging as talented musicians that obviously played for the love of their music since several of them were highly educated in other professions. The music in this film is, of course, the soundtracks from the band Queen, including Bohemian Rhapsody, widely considered to be one of the best songs of all time and which defined Queen’s career.
Culminating with the live concert performance for Live Aid, it’s easy to see why the band is renowned by many for the best live concert performance ever! They stole the show among a tremendous list of big names. I’d gladly see this one again, too.
Technically the production is first class with some amazing ed-happens with the next Oscars and, I believe, the Malek performance will at the top of the list for best actor.
IMDB currently rates this movie at 8.4/10 based on 77,888 viewers.
Suzanne A. Marshall hails from western Canada and has been living the good life in Manzanillo over the past 8 years. She is a wife, mom and grandma. She is retired from executive business management where her writing skills focused on bureaucratic policy, marketing and business newsletters. Now she shares the fun and joy of writing about everyday life experiences in beautiful Manzanillo, Mexico, the country, its people, the places and the events.