Culminating at arguably the biggest performance the band ever had Bohemian Rhapsody tells the journey of the now infamous artist that was Freddie Mercury (played by Rami Malek) and a little British rock band by the name of Queen. Starting with his early life and working it’s way to some of the most tragically beautiful moments in his career the film re-tells the frontman’s journey from his early years, to finding the band, the rise and success and subsequent demise of the supergroup as well as the lonely journey and constant battles the rock god faced. From betrayals and heartbreaks to triumphs and comebacks this movie not only allows us to see the best of what Queen and Freddie had to offer but also gave us some insight into a very secretive world, a behind the scenes expose of just why he was the man he was.
Starting out as an immigrant the young Persian struggled through acts of racism and self-hatred and as he battled through who he thought he should be (and who his parents wanted him to be) he found himself struggling to move forward, but that all changes with one incomparable night where he met the girl of his dreams, started one of the greatest rock bands of all times and was set on his way to becoming the iconic man we all know, love and adore today. From that point on there was no stopping Freddie, or the band, even once he’d gone to far and after years of soaring heights we are caught by surprise while watching some of his lowest moments play out. After an apology or two and a lesson learnt we are left with the journey to what will be forever known as one of the greatest concerts ever had, and sadly one of the last the band ever played before that sad day he left us.
If you haven’t yet seen the beautiful retelling of this icons life, then what are you waiting for? Bohemian Rhapsody is out today in all good theatres and after seeing it at the premiere last week I can tell you its to to be missed. Laugh, cry and relive every breathtakingly proud moment for yourself… and let me know your thoughts.