I can official start my hunt for the best film of the year. I can tell you now from the beginning that I watch films to escape and to feel something other than the crappy way I feel every day.
If Bohemian Rhapsody is not nominated for the Oscar for 2018, then I will never watch the Oscars again. I am bit tired of all their politically speeches, overblown egos, “humour”, and terrible film choices.
I am not a huge Queen fan. It was hard to forgive then for doing disco. That is a joke because I like dance music and after watching the film I understand how they followed the times from hard rock to disco. Out of all the songs I know by Queen I would say Bohemian Rhapsody rates low, but not as low as We Are the Champions so I was not in an extreme rush to see the film.
I wanted to see a film today because I have been so stressed out lately. I do not know how much more I can handle. I will eventually crack. I was trying to decide which film to see when I discover an app Atom which has some special deals on films. I was able to see the film in Longmont instead of driving to Boulder. I hate the cinema in Longmont. It has reclining chairs and it makes me uncomfortable, especially when the hillbillies bring their blankets to the cinema. If I wanted to go to your house to see you in a blanket, then I would call you up for an invitation.
Sorry, i went into a rant. I did say that I am stressed out.
I would recommend Bohemian Rhapsody to anyone who likes Queen, films and biographical films. It was an emotional rollercoaster of a film. Freddie Mercury was obviously talented, but not a great judge of character. He trusted the wrong people sometimes. He lived the decadent rock star life to the extreme and paid the consequences for it. I understand him because there has been times I have done self-destructive things because I do not want to live and I felt alone. I still feel alone. I am alone.
At times, the film feels uplifting because he has his bandmates who are his close friends and family. What made them so unique was their idea of being outcast and they sing to those who are outcast. They wanted to make everyone feel connected. I know that feeling of being an outcast. I never had a family that I connected to when I was growing up. I felt I was on my own and I had to take care of myself.
All the acting was great, especially from Rami Malek who is Egyptian, yet playing a person who is from India. I am surprised the Fascist left police have not arrested him yet for impersonating another culture other than his own. Malek should be nominated for the Oscar.
I think this film was great. The only thing that could have been better would have been to know more about the whole band instead of so much on Mercury. The recreation of the concerts was a bit too much. I watched Live Aid when it was televised around the world in 1985 so I did not need to see it recreated for the cinema. 7/10