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Old 02-11-19, 11:58 AM
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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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https://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=24411

​​​​​​​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, 07:14 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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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, 01:55 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, 10:25 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, 11:28 AM
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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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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018, D: Singer or Fletcher) S: Rami Malek -- Queen biopic

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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, 01:11 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, 02:09 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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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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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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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018, D: Singer or Fletcher) S: Rami Malek -- Queen biopic

Finally got around watching this movie. I liked it but after hearing all the praise I was expecting a bit more
Malek was good but I connected more with Cooper and Gaga in A Star is Born
And can't help to think Sacha could have taken the character a bit further.
In general it feels like a PG-13 version, I mean there is man to man kissing but they barely use tongue
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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018, D: Singer or Fletcher) S: Rami Malek -- Queen biopic

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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.
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I was thinking the same. That must mean he must be really tiny in person as Freddie himself was pretty thin.
Rami also spoke like he had a frog in his throat for the entire film.

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018, D: Singer or Fletcher) S: Rami Malek -- Queen biopic

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Finally got around watching this movie. I liked it but after hearing all the praise I was expecting a bit more
Malek was good but I connected more with Cooper and Gaga in A Star is Born
And can't help to think Sacha could have taken the character a bit further.
In general it feels like a PG-13 version, I mean there is man to man kissing but they barely use tongue
This is how my wife and I felt as well. We watched A Star is Born the night before watching Bohemian Rhapsody and thought Star was much better overall. we thought that Cooper did the better job and should have won (if it came down to just the two).

I was actually pretty excited when Cohen was originally announced to be playing Freddie and the direction they wanted to take. And yeah, after watching, the timeline fudging was pretty bad. Some of it I could overlook, but the how they re-arranged the timing of his diagnosis and implying that they sort of broke up before the Live Aid concert (in reality they had just wrapped up a tour and were hardly "rusty") was a bit much.

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018, D: Singer or Fletcher) S: Rami Malek -- Queen biopic

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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.
Dude. Freddie Mercury was a little guy. We have a lot of his outfits on display at Hard Rock International, if he was an inch over 5'8 I'd be shocked. Malek was the perfect frame.
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Dude. Freddie Mercury was a little guy. We have a lot of his outfits on display at Hard Rock International, if he was an inch over 5'8 I'd be shocked. Malek was the perfect frame.
Malek's height isn't the issue, it's his build. Up until he started losing weight because of his illness, Freddie was a very fit and semi-muscular guy. Rami should definitely have put on some weight to make the transformation complete.
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Malek's height isn't the issue, it's his build. Up until he started losing weight because of his illness, Freddie was a very fit and semi-muscular guy. Rami should definitely have put on some weight to make the transformation complete.
No way. Freddie was fit and trim but he wasn't built or even particularly ripped.



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By the way, I too watched Bohemian Rhapsody for the first time last week. I enjoyed it, although it was pretty much a by-the-numbers rock biopic, and even though it's the first of the Best Picture nominees I've seen (A Star is Born is up next for me), I don't consider it exceptional enough to win the award.

Malek was great, as everyone has already noted. Even as an only occasional listener of Queen (I like their 70s output, but yeah, they turned me off when they went Disco) I recognized a lot of inaccuracies in the timeline. It didn't deter from my enjoyment of the film though, and I can see why some of the changes were made. A movie needs a big climactic scene; the showdown at high noon, the battle on the Death Star, the Final Girl vs. the killer, and I'm glad they ended BR with the rocking performance at Live Aid and not Freddie dying in bed. They had to add a little gravitas to the Live Aid show, so they fudged the timeline of Freddie announcing he had AIDS, and also gave it a little more "the band is getting back together" air than there really was that day. So what? It made it more cinematic.

If you really want a rock biopic that throws away the facts, try The Buddy Holly Story. They couldn't even get the number of band members right! (Buddy Holly and the Crickets was a 4-piece, not the trio seen in the film). But Gary Busey actually plays and sings the songs LIVE, not lip-synched to someone else, so I love it regardless.
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What do you all think?

I was more in favor of BKKK winning.
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I was a bit confused about the acclaim the movie got in general and the editing certainly wasn't great - it was part of the reason the movie felt like a myth making cliff notes and less like a fleshed out movie about an actual person. That said, I feel it was a consolation prize since it wasn't up for Best Screenplay.

I think The Favourite should have had it.
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