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Old 02-11-19, 12:58 PM
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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018, D: Singer or Fletcher) S: Rami Malek -- Queen biopic

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Is there a longer version of the recreated live aid show as an extra? It seemed like about a 20 min performance in theaters to me but I hadn't set a timer.
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​​​​​​​For the first time, fans can experience a truly one-of-a-kind music movie event with the complete "Live Aid" Movie Performance featuring two never-before-seen songs ("Crazy Little Thing Called Love" and "We Will Rock You) packed into a 22-minute collective experience recreating the original event. In addition, on Blu-ray, fans will get a look behind the making of the film including interviews with Queen, the cast and creative team.
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Old 02-11-19, 08:14 PM
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Not a great film, far from it. But Malek was great in it. I'd give his performance a 10/10. But I'd give the movie a 5 or 6 out of 10.
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Old 02-16-19, 11:03 AM
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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018, D: Singer or Fletcher) S: Rami Malek -- Queen biopic

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Also, whoever thought of casting Mike Myers in a role that enables him to say "kids will never be able to bang their heads to this" in reference to Bohemian Rhapsody...
That was without a doubt my favorite part of the movie. I kept thinking “Why does Mike Myers’ continually do silly little cameo roles under a ton of makeup” then he said that line and I immediately laughed and thought, “oh that’s why”. It was an awesome nod to Wayne’s World.

I went in with low low expectations after reading all the lackluster reviews and I actually liked it a lot more than I expected. That being said, I did think it was extremely formulaic and sanitized from what it could (should) have been.

Malek’s performance saved the movie though and he should rightfully win an Oscar for it. He was tremendous! It was my favorite performance of the year, maybe even the last few years.
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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018, D: Singer or Fletcher) S: Rami Malek -- Queen biopic

Rami Malek was fantastic. But this was like a 2+ hour lifetime movie. Shocked everyone like it so much. The Live Aid part was the only standout for me.
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Originally Posted by d2cheer View Post
Rami Malek was fantastic. But this was like a 2+ hour lifetime movie. Shocked everyone like it so much. The Live Aid part was the only standout for me.
I went in with fairly low expectations and those expectations were met.
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Old 02-17-19, 02:55 AM
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I'm not sure what everyone was expecting... gay porn? The movie does a decent job of depicting Freddie's personal/sex life. You get the idea he was pretty wild, It didn't need to be explicit. Rami did an amazing job, and of course the music was great. I really liked this. I have no problem with the depiction of some events since it doesn't claim to be a documentary.
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Old 02-17-19, 11:25 AM
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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018, D: Singer or Fletcher) S: Rami Malek -- Queen biopic

The guy playing Brian May.... fantastic. Truly amazing, the look, the voice. Unreal.

Wish Malek was a little taller and bigger... could never really buy him as Freddie but he did a fine job.

Wish they somehow snuck in Elton John's infamous quote lamenting having to follow their performance.

also wish they didn't screw with the timeline quite as much.
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Old 02-17-19, 12:28 PM
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Wish Malek was a little taller and bigger... could never really buy him as Freddie but he did a fine job
I thought the same thing but then I looked up their heights online after I finished watching the movie and found that Remy Malek is only an inch shorter than Freddie Mercury.
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Just watched this tonight. Rami Malek was fantastic. And that Live Aid scene was incredible. It was a perfect re-creation of the event. If you get this on disc or streaming, watch the full-length version in the extras.
IDK, while the Live Aid concert was well done (for the most part with one exception), didn't do much for me. Actually would've preferred real footage of the concert over the credits or something. Myself, I was kind of checked out by the end, partially because the green screen work was pretty distracting.

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Old 02-17-19, 02:11 PM
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I thought the same thing but then I looked up their heights online after I finished watching the movie and found that Remy Malek is only an inch shorter than Freddie Mercury.
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Old 02-18-19, 03:09 AM
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The guy playing Brian May.... fantastic. Truly amazing, the look, the voice. Unreal..
Don't forget, completely believable hand movements for all the guitar parts.
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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018, D: Singer or Fletcher) S: Rami Malek -- Queen biopic

In the extras on the Blu-ray they talked about how they learned the instruments and wanted to look as realistic as possible.
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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018, D: Singer or Fletcher) S: Rami Malek -- Queen biopic

My main beef with the movie was how much they screwed up the timeline, and how Freddie looked during some of these time periods. I really liked the movie, but I've had to accept it as less a biopic and more a story loosely based on the history of Queen and its frontman.

I can't help but wonder how differently this might have turned out if Freddie was alive and had a hand in its creation, if would have even been created at all.
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Best thing on the Blu-Ray disk was in the bonus section. The complete Live-Aid Reenactment.
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