Bohemian Rhapsody

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  1. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    My wife and I went to see it tonight. What a GREAT movie! The cinematography was incredible as was the acting.

    My favorite Queen song is the first one I ever heard way back in 1973........Keep Yourself Alive.
     
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  2. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    Thanks for the review. Been wanting to know if it was good and seeing some mixed reviews.

    Oh, and while there are others, including Bohemian Rhapsody, my favorite is Dragon Attack. Keep Yourself Alive is top 5 for sure. maybe top 3 for me also.
     
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  3. Glide-bpm

    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    I'm rather fond of Tie Your Mother Down, too.......
     
  4. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    Sheer Heart Attack!
     
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    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    Get Down Make Love
     
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    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    Stone Cold Crazy.

    And

    You're My Best Friend
     
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  7. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Took whole family and everyone loved it...great story, great history of an awesome band. Check it out!
     
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  8. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    So many good songs!
     
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  9. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    Everyone I know who’s seen it has loved it. Gonna try to go in the next week.
     
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  10. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    Good to know.

    Oh, and Sheer Heart Attack!
     
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  11. goat-n-gitter

    goat-n-gitter Dismembered

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    I was always partial to The Prophet Song.
     
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  12. JustRob

    JustRob Just a member

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    I liked it, but didn't love it. So much seemed glossed over quickly and the errors in the timeline to make a better story bugged me. I could've easily watched 2 hours just focusing on the song Bohemian Rhapsody.

    One of my favorite Queen songs... Death On Two Legs.
     
  13. gush

    gush I'm not a new member!!!!

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    Wife and I have been wanting to see it too.
     
  14. Coop

    Coop That one guy

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    Certainly not a deep dive, but a very good movie with obviously great songs.
     
  15. BrianC

    BrianC more toys than talent

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    My wife and friends loved it as did I.
     
  16. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    After reading your post, I did google for reviews. I was surprised by some of the very negative ones. Maybe “great” was a bit superlative, but I did think it was very entertaining. It was a little overly dramatic at times, but I still thought the acting was good (especially Freddie’s role), and the cinematography of the “live” music scenes was awesome. If not a rock or Queen fan, one might leave the theater less enthused.
     
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  17. Shawn@PRS

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    I've heard mixed reviews as well, but I'm going to see it today.
     
  18. alantig

    alantig SSBMA

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    I thought it was great as well. Rami Malek was awesome as Freddie - it’s a hard thing to pull off with a guy that well known, but I forgot a couple times that it was Malek. The guy who played John Deacon absolutely nailed it, from the facial expressions to the sarcastic comments to the fact that he was easy to overlook in the movie.

    I’ve seen a few complaints that some of the songs were out of order - as much as I am a stickler about that stuff, it didn’t bother me because this isn’t a documentary. Let’s face it - this stuff was primarily 40 years ago, and in the story they were trying to tell, it wasn’t important that “Fat Bottomed Girls” came after “We Will Rock You”, they were trying to build up to WWRY being a thank you to the fans. Showing FBG after that would have been anti-climatic, plus it wouldn’t have played as well with the lead-in to the era when Queen was somewhat down (if not as inactive as portrayed). Same thing with the AIDS reveal - it happened some time after Live Aid, but it wouldn’t have worked as well to have that story after the Live Aid scene.

    It reminds me of one of my favorite (stolen) lines, and one that my wife reminds me of whenever I object to something in a movie or TV show. I’ll say, “Why on earth would character X do that?” And she’ll say, “Because that’s what the writer told them to do.”

    The thing that actually bugged me more about this film is the idea that they “glossed over” Freddie’s background (they didn’t) or his sexuality (again, they didn’t). The information was there, it just wasn’t drilled into your skull. There’s a difference between ignoring a story point and not making it the focal point.

    I’m not sure if my daughter has seen it, but I told her I’d absolutely go again if it’s still in theaters next time we’re together. This will be a no-brainer Blu-Ray purchase for me. FYI - rumor is they filmed a full recreation of the Live Aid performance and it will all be on the home video release. That’s cool, and I’ll enjoy it, but I saw the real thing on TV that day, and I’ve got it on DVD and BD.
     
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  19. DuncanCE22

    DuncanCE22 New Member

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    Loved the film, as a huge fan of Waynes World naturally the part with Mike Myers mocking Bohemian Rhapsody had me in stitches!
     
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  20. CVS

    CVS Not so new member

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    Appreciate the review & plan to see it on "Black Friday".
     

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