The Start of the filming of “Bohemian Rhapsody” could have been better. Only the original for the lead role of Freddie Mercury’s designated “Borat”Star Sacha Baron Cohen jumped due to creative differences with Director Bryan Singer (“X-Men: Apocalypse”). Then this had to leave even 16 days before the end of the project. The baton he handed over to Dexter Fletcher, had set with his Film “Eddie the Eagle” the ski jumper Eddie Edwards is already a famous personality, a cinematic monument. He is also the one who has just delivered the Elton John Biopic “Rocketman”.

So much can be taken from the Following first of all: The finished Film, this production is not noted difficulties. And up to then had been a series of audience-well-known actor Rami Malek (“Mr. Robot”) who jumped in as a replacement for Cohen in the breach, is not an unavoidable second choice, but proves to be one of several decisions which can be better met.

A trip to the “Queen”-the universe

The 37-year-old Californian is Freddie Mercury on the screen back to life: He has made the brushwork, the Gesture and Facial expression, the sad look, but also the through mercury’s body during performances, vibrant energy, so, of course, that it would be a scandal borders, should Malek will not be nominated at least for the Oscar.

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And around it poured during the 135 minutes of “Bohemian Rhapsody” was a big imaginary portrait of the legendary musician, his Band, and what makes the music of Queen to this day.

One Evening in 1970, learns Freddie Mercury (Malek), the musician Brian May (Gwilym Lee), Roger Taylor (Ben Hardy) and John Deacon (Joseph Mazzello). You are looking for a front singer, and with his breathtaking voice, it is for Freddie to be a Light to convince you of. The Band Queen, which will later be one of the most legendary rock bands of all time, is born. Together, the guys write Songs like “Killer Queen”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “We Are The Champions” and “We Will Rock You”. Her performances around the Globe will be acclaimed and the press celebrates Queen after initial scepticism, as a musical phenomenon.

The captivating development of Freddy Mercury

But behind the facade of the lead singer Freddie Mercury makes a slow and emotional turmoil noticeable. Not only with his for him for a long time is not definable sexuality, he needs to arrange. More and more often seems to be environment something Else to want, as he himself…

“Bohemian Rhapsody”, Freddy Mercury and Queen delight of millions – this Time on the big screen

a Biopic is in the rule to the facts detailed, cinematic portrait of a famous personality. “Bohemian Rhapsody” is not one of them – and should be, according to the Queens lead guitarist Brian May also have none at all. Although it is also about Freddie Mercury as a character with emotional weaknesses to his career from the acclaimed lead singer for the failed Solo artist and, of course, especially to his time with Queen, but that’s both the emotional, as well as the musical Part is to find optimally to each other, oriented screenwriter Anthony McCarten (also wrote the script for the Winston Churchill Biopic “The darkest hour”) only in isolated, very concise stations from mercury’s life.

“Bohemian Rhapsody” cheating skillfully

As to the benefit of narrative Transitions is a little cheated; what is it about the inventions of individual Songs. And if at the end of the film, it is claimed that the Queen had in front of the Live Aid concert just a few hours of sample time, then the first line of dramaturgy is used, because in reality, all the members had played previously several months.

purists might be upset about that – the Film makes, however, no worse. On the contrary: it is Precisely for Queen lovers Bohemian Rhapsody, “” a pleasure, which is in addition to the spectacular representation of mercury by Rami Malek, and the detailed staging of various (Live)performances, especially of music, to listen to a whole lot. Not only the actor himself sang on the Set live and was re-dubbed in post-production of a professional, in addition, were used for the scenes in the recording Studio countless original sample recordings of the Band. And in the last twenty minutes everyone in the audience goose bumps!

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