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just saw Bohemian Rhapsody

*spoilers, probably, i hope kinja does eat the buffer image* 

This is one of those movies where I’m not sure if I enjoyed the movie itself or if I enjoyed it because Queen. I definitely enjoyed it, though.


The concert as a finale was still incredibly moving even though you knew it was coming all along (or if you don’t know Queen, you figure out well before the ending anyway). All the cliche shit happened: getting goosebumps,shivers down your spine, tearing up, etc. Building up to that moment after his downward spiral gave it much more impact.

Not sure how much of it is factual or exaggerated, but I loved the attention to detail in recreating a show that happened over 30 years ago. Hearing Dire Straits in the background finishing Sultans of Swing while the band preparing for their set; the cups on the piano; Freddie playing a few chords and fiddling with some sound settings before going into Bohemian Rhapsody.


Overall, I thought the pacing was kind of strange at times, it left me feeling like it skipped over a lot. Maybe it didn’t, I don’t know Queen’s history at all apart from what I saw today. Anyways, the 2 hours flew by and at the end I just wanted the concert to go on longer even though I knew it was done.

On a side note, looks like Hollywood is jumping on this bandwagon with an Elton John movie coming out at some point. Or maybe Bohemian Rhapsody is already on the bandwagon, but either way, I think it’s worth seeing. Also, this trip to the theater was a reminder of why I don’t like going to theaters.

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