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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Archtop Bill, Jun 22, 2021.
... as in disappointing? At least it was better than Rocketman
I saw it in the theater. I thought it was really, really well done. I don't pretend to be the biggest Queen historian, but I am a fan of the band. I thought it was a tasteful telling of the story.
Blown away. Completely blown away.
This was music of my youth and I have to say I cannot remember gerting this teared over a film.
Having open heart surgery on Friday, so I am a basket case
They’ve got cardiac surgery down to a fine art. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
I'm not a particular fan of Queen, but I saw this movie and thought it was very good.
Best of luck, man! Fingers are crossed for you.
I liked it. He did a good job with the vocals and the facial expressions.
I saw it at a "sing-along" show (TOHO Cinemas Hibiya, inside Tokyo Midtown Hibiya, near the Shin Godzilla statue). Really well done, I thought. Gwilym Lee looked exactly like a young Brian May.
A fast and full recovery for you, let us know when you're playing again.
I saw it on a plane flight out to California in late 2019. Setting aside the often brilliant rock music, and Mercury's bisexuality, the plot points and structure reminded me a lot of the corny show-biz bio flicks of the late 1940s and '50s like Night and Day (Cary Grant as a highly fictionalized portrayal of Cole Porter), The Benny Goodman Story and The Glenn Miller Story. Right down to finding a way to end the film on arguably Mercury's greatest moment as a performer (Live Aid), rather than his tragic death.
I really enjoyed the movie. Rami Malek is becoming one of my favorite actors for sure.
While this film was still in production I predicted Rami Malek would earn a best actor nod. He certainly did.
Finally watched it last week with the wife. I really enjoyed it. Also, watched Motley Crue's "The Dirt" and the Lynyrd Skynyrd "Gone with the Wind" documentary. The last one disturbed me the most. I keep thinking about Artemis Pyle's comment that if the pilot hadn't dropped the landing gear that they would've cleared the trees.
Note that it is a Queen movie, not a Freddie bio-pic.
Go argue with Brian about it.
I don’t do biopics anymore just like I don’t read autobiographies. One-sided accounts that are never the whole or even the true story. The timeline on this one is funny. They acted like Live Aid was Mercury’s last hoorah before he died of AIDS. Actually the band was at the top of their game live, and Live Aid was two years before Mercury was diagnosed.
I recently read Steve Gorman’s book about the Black Crowes. I told a friend of mine that it’s entertaining, but that’s the last book about a band I’ll ever read by a band member.
I enjoyed it. Not a big Queen fan, but it was a good movie.
I've seen similar reviews on this films rather casual attitude to historical accuracy, and avoiding anything unpleasant about the band. There's a youtube channel called 'history buffs' where they take a look at the film and point out it's accuracies and inaccuracies.
I would recommend also watching that video to put the film in context.
Not a bad biopic tbh. I didn't go much on Rocket man either, although the main actor was good in the Eddie the eagle film.
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