It’s been a while my friends. How are you? I miss you!
It’s been a while I have reviewed a movie in my blog. Well, I think this was the only time I entered a theater again anyway. But damn, I picked the right movie to watch in my big screen comeback . That I even made an on the spot movie review thru Vlog for the first time. This was made right after watching the movie.
Just a note though to my international readers (char!), I spoke in my native language in this video. That’s why I wrote this blog in English because I like to share my thoughts to the world.
Basically , here are the points why I love the film.
- RAMI MALEK. The most beautiful thing that happened in this movie . I didn’t know a single thing about this actor before. The whole movie I kept wondering who is he. Because he is so good. At some point, I forgot that he was not Freddie Mercury. If you think about it, he does not resemble Freddie that much though the make-up was great. But the mannerism, the movements , and the way he speaks mirror Mercury. He is now added to the roster of actors that I love. Actually at the point of this writing, I have finished Season 1 of Mr. Robot, the series that catapulted him to stardom. Although I still haven’t notice him in spite of that. He’s now the wallpaper of my cellphone even. I just love him now. Haha!
2. The members of the Queen in the movie closely resembled the originals. I haven’t mentioned this on my on-the spot blog. But the actor who played Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deakins are all great too. All the cast and the people behind choosing them just made the whole film nothing short of amazing.
3. The re-enactment of the LIVE AID was mindblowing! I feel goosebumps again just thinking about it. It totally transported you to the stadium and makes you feel you are part of the audience. On the other hand, it also made me feel envious that I was not really there when it happened. That I was born in an era when I won’t have the chance to watch Freddie Mercury live. It’s exhilarating ride but sad at the same time.
At the con-side , I do feel that they left out the dark times of Freddie’s life which led to his later demise. I might have to agree that it felt too “sanitized” . Then there are issues in the inaccuracies of the timeline too. That’s why the critics hated this movie. But I tolerate it because this does not lessen the enjoyment I had with the movie. And I love how they concentrated more on how their iconic songs were born by this genius talent. The movie is the celebration of the Queen’s artistry, over Freddie’s sickeness and shortcomings. And for that, it is a runaway success. Hands-down.
And the last, I love how this movie brought new and younger people to discover Freddie Mercury and the Queen songs. I have friends that was never a fan of Queen but they enjoyed the movie. And now they know how great Freddie and the Queen is. Simple things like that makes me feel giddy.
My verdict is 4.5 out of 5. Don’t concentrate with the timeline and just enjoy the ride. And again, Rami Malek gave a stellar performance. I just want to hug him and say “Damn man, good job. Thanks for bring Freddie back to life at least for a while.”
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