“We’re four misfits that don’t belong together… We’re playing for other misfits. And the outcasts right in the back of the room, we’re pretty sure they don’t belong either. We belong to them.”
As mission statements go, this is a pretty inspiring one, and it fits the new Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody perfectly.
Starring Rami Malek (Mr. Robot, Night at the Museum) as the musical legend Freddie Mercury, Gwilym Lee as astrophysicist guitarist Brian May, Ben Hardy as dentistry student turned drummer Roger Taylor, and Joseph Mazzello as bassist John Deacon who wrote the renowned riff for “Another one bites the dust”, together the four of them deliver a performance with such chemistry that you can be mistaken for forgetting that you aren’t actually watching the real Queen.
Ranging from the goose bump raising awe of their live shows, to the heart wrenching portrayal of some of Freddie Mercury’s hardest moments, you are taken on a wonderful journey as they create music not only for themselves, but for us.
Rami Malek’s transformation is reason enough to watch the film, and excellent use of Queen’s hits throughout the soundtrack keeps your foot tapping throughout.
There is not a dull moment despite its over two hour run time, and the finale at Live Aid feels so real that you will want to join in with the crowd as they sing along.
Released on October 24th, you can see it at any cinema near you, and you should – twice at least!
Be sure to take advantage of deals like Vue’s “Super Mondays” for cheaper tickets.
We at TNS are giving it a 4.5/5.