This is why Sacha Baron Cohen would have been a better fit, similar build and looks to Freddie. But May and Co got their knickers in a twist and so instead we have this sanitised and inaccurate PG version.
I think this movie paves the way for a more serious Freddy biopic. I read his biography, and its pretty clear the band has a few axes to grind on some people partially due to things that were said to the media right after he died.
Fred's parties were certainly outrageous, but the 'hetero' parties werent any tamer. I suspect they want that to stay quiet until they kick off
just saw it again. Although I was busting for a piss as he moved to munich i hung on. and the scene where he stood in the rain tested my bladder stopping capacity. Knowing how long to go helped me hold on.
There were people crying in the penultimate scene, and final one also.
Big Queen fan and it was a great film. There was some obvious discrepancies in timelines (as there always is in biopics) but the only one I really took umbrage with was his AID's diagnosis as that is such a huge moment in someone's life and not really something you should alter for a movie audience. Everything else was relatively trivial.
I was surprised they wanted Live Aid to be the big finale... Whilst it was brilliant, Wembley was just pure Queen without everything else that went with it, and if you really wanted to get audiences emotional you could've rolled on to his actual diagnosis, the final years and his public announcement the day before passing.
Malek was brilliant as Freddie but the star of the show was Gwilym Lee as Brian May for mine.
I was 14 when Freddie passed.
Knew it was significant given how mum and dad took the news, but I was 14.
I've been brought up on a steady diet of Queen music.
What the movie did for me, is re-introduce me to their music like a kid in the most glorious candy store.
Not a day has passed since I first saw BoRap that I haven't listened to or watched a Queen song, clip or doco of some sort.
Somebody to Love at Montreal in 1981 is right up there with Live Aid imo.
So, whatever the movie does and doesn't receive by way of awards, I'm already thankful for it for bringing their catalogue back into my life.
I watched Live Aid live, well most of it, it was a bit of a marathon effort over night
Anywho finally got around to watch BR last night and was underwhelmed
They should have put the ‘based on true events’ disclaimer at the start or did I miss it?
The manipulation of his Aids diagnosis to hype up Live Aid for the point of drama in the movie was poorly done. There were a possible number of ways this could have been poignantly done but they chose to concoct a timeline that distorted the truth
Is this a problem?
Perhaps not in the immediacy of now, but as time moves on and this becomes the reference point for Freddie, it has the possibility of becoming the truth of his demise
It won’t be the last time history is distorted to tell a story, it’s just a bother of mine with historical pieces
Use them as a starting point, but then look into the reality further as that is more often than not where the real engagement lie