Bohemian Rhapsody does band justice


Photo by Ashley Steele.

Bohemian Rhapsody released on Nov. 2.

Ashley Steele, Copy Editor

Cruising around Fishers with my friends while Bohemian Rhapsody blares from the speakers is one of my fondest memories. When I saw the trailer for the movie, titled after the song, I had to see it.

After watching Bohemian Rhapsody, I know the movie will forever remain in my list of top favorites.
The movie follows Queen’s rise to fame while focusing on the life of lead singer Freddie Mercury. It aims to shed light on Mercury’s private life, and some of the numerous struggles he faced throughout it.

It shows his struggles with his finding his identity, keeping family relations, accepting his sexuality and finding real friends. Anyone who sees Bohemian Rhapsody will surely identify with at least one the challenges he faces throughout the movie.

Of course, the success of a movie lies in the hands of several key people. Director, Bryan Singer, did a wonderful job at using lighting and colors to further evolve the scene. His choices make the viewers feel the same emotions as Mercury and the band.

The cast also played a major role in the making. Rami Malek (Freddie Malek), Brian May (Gwilym Lee), Roger Taylor (Ben Hardy) and John Deacon (Joseph Mazzello) all studied their roles and asked the original band members about how to play them. This makes the movie realistic to the point that at sometimes I forgot I was watching a reenactment of their lives and not actual footage of Queen.

All around, the movie brought tears to my eyes, made me laugh and kept me on the edge of my seat the entire two hours.

Regardless of whether someone considers themselves a fan of Queen or just wants to see an excellently produced movie, Bohemian Rhapsody is a must-see.

Bohemian Rhapsody hit theaters Nov. 2.