By Chasen ColeEven as I sit to write this, “We will Rock You” is ringing through my headphones. Bohemian Rhapsody is the best biopic I’ve seen in the last decade. Through the lenses of the visionary rock stars, Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon, and Roger Taylor the story of the Rock band “Queen” is chronicled from humble beginnings to global stardom.
Rami Malek truly rules as the first “queen” of Rock N’ Roll with the role of the Freddie Mercury. Of course, the movie performs the biggest hits of Queens iconic catalogue of hit music, but with great music comes great egos. As the band rises in fame it is slowly all unraveled due to the in fighting of the band. As the movie is shown from Mercurys point of view he is portrayed as a man who rises, falls, then rises again with a spectacular performance at Live Aid in 1985 that brings Queen back together for a cause.
With light hearted humor and impactful scenes of the lifestyle only held by a chosen few rock star heroes the movie runs around two hours and fifteen minutes. It’s a movie that will make anyone misty eyed, and if you are on the fence about seeing it, don’t be. Just tap your foot and clap your hands like everyone else.