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Bohemian Rhapsody

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Saturday, December 8, 2018 5:08 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


If anyone here has ever headbanged to Queen you owe it to yourself to go see
Bohemian Rhapsody. To be honest, I was skeptical because of all the Rotten Tomatoes reviews and score. Is it a masterpiece...No. But what it is, is an homage to Freddie Mercury, the much-beloved energizer bunny of Rock n Roll.

I was somewhat uncomfortable with the pacing at the very beginning, but overall it was a love letter to the fans of one of the top grossing bands in
the world....Queen. Don't get me wrong, the film doesn't soft soap the ups and downs of a rock band during the early days of glam rock. We get the all the good, bad and ugly of Queen from their humble beginnings to their rise to the top of Mt. Olympus where the Rock n Roll legends dwell.

They talk about the band's take on music and their belief in each other as top notch musicians, and the band's philosophy of their existence. I could have used a bit more how they came up with music lyrics and melodies, but this was a combination love story, band origin and drama of Freddie's anguish over his
bisexual nature. It is both tragic and exhilarating, as we watch Freddie's
rise from poor boy to rock god. Rami Malek is truly great in depicting Mercury's energetic existence, but too in showing his overwhelming sadness at
being different. He is a tour d' force in his depiction of the irrepressible
lead singer.

It is quite a treat to watch this film that capture Freddie's essence. Go see it. It's a treat for any rock n roll audiophile, but most especially for fans
of Queen.

I give this film 3 out of 5 stars for it's overall story, but 6 stars for
sheer Rock n Roll goodness.


SGG

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Saturday, December 8, 2018 7:44 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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My favorite Queen song is Under Pressure with Bowie. Bowie was awesome on so many levels. First time I heard UP was in high school and when it really started I remember being like "WTF is this Vanilla Ice rip off?"

(I remember my cousin said the exact same thing a few years later the first time he heard "Every Breath You Take" by the Police and he thought it was a Puff Daddy ripoff)

lol. Kids are dumb.




Wayne's World was my introduction to Queen.



Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Saturday, December 8, 2018 9:26 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


One of my favorite films is Highlander. Queen did the soundtrack.

Possibly my first album purchased was for Another One Bites The Dust.
Steve walks warily down the street, brim pulled way down low...

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018 3:38 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


...and there's this....Get Ready!



The savior of the universe!


SGG


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Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
One of my favorite films is Highlander. Queen did the soundtrack.

Possibly my first album purchased was for Another One Bites The Dust.
Steve walks warily down the street, brim pulled way down low...


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Tuesday, December 11, 2018 3:52 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


My first exposure to Queen came many moons ago on a rock station PLJ...



Killer Queen

SGG

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Friday, December 14, 2018 3:15 PM

THG


Waiting to see it. From what I can tell I'm probable going to like it.

T



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Saturday, January 5, 2019 4:04 PM

SHINYGOODGUY


Yes THG, if you're a music fan of the Rock n Roll, you will. This film was made for the fans of Queen, but too for the fans of Rock.


SGG


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Originally posted by THG:
Waiting to see it. From what I can tell I'm probable going to like it.

T




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Saturday, January 5, 2019 4:33 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Every time I see this listed at cinema, I just gloss over it. Maybe the title should have been better - it makes me think the worst this could be.

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Saturday, January 5, 2019 8:43 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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The other night at work Bohemian Rhapsody was playing on the bosses' playlist and right after I thought it was Under Pressure, but then Vanilla Ice started rapping and I had a good chuckle.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Saturday, January 5, 2019 8:59 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
The other night at work Bohemian Rhapsody was playing on the bosses' playlist and right after I thought it was Under Pressure, but then Vanilla Ice started rapping and I had a good chuckle.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

Do you need to be high to enjoy that song? They had many I enjoy, but never that one.

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Sunday, January 6, 2019 6:38 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
The other night at work Bohemian Rhapsody was playing on the bosses' playlist and right after I thought it was Under Pressure, but then Vanilla Ice started rapping and I had a good chuckle.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

Do you need to be high to enjoy that song? They had many I enjoy, but never that one.




Which one? Bohemian Rhapsody or Under Pressure?

If you mean Bohemian Rhapsody, I'd have to say I agree with you in my old age. I loved it when I was a kid and thought Wayne's World was great, but I've probably heard that song about 300 times in my life and it's worn out it's welcome by now.

I love Under Pressure though. Don't know how somebody couldn't like that song.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Monday, January 7, 2019 4:03 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


Bohemian Rhapsody won 2019 Golden Globe for Best Movie - Drama
and Rami Malek Best Actor Drama

Freddie this one's for you.


SGG


Quote:

Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
If anyone here has ever headbanged to Queen you owe it to yourself to go see
Bohemian Rhapsody. To be honest, I was skeptical because of all the Rotten Tomatoes reviews and score. Is it a masterpiece...No. But what it is, is an homage to Freddie Mercury, the much-beloved energizer bunny of Rock n Roll.

I was somewhat uncomfortable with the pacing at the very beginning, but overall it was a love letter to the fans of one of the top grossing bands in
the world....Queen. Don't get me wrong, the film doesn't soft soap the ups and downs of a rock band during the early days of glam rock. We get the all the good, bad and ugly of Queen from their humble beginnings to their rise to the top of Mt. Olympus where the Rock n Roll legends dwell.

They talk about the band's take on music and their belief in each other as top notch musicians, and the band's philosophy of their existence. I could have used a bit more how they came up with music lyrics and melodies, but this was a combination love story, band origin and drama of Freddie's anguish over his
bisexual nature. It is both tragic and exhilarating, as we watch Freddie's
rise from poor boy to rock god. Rami Malek is truly great in depicting Mercury's energetic existence, but too in showing his overwhelming sadness at
being different. He is a tour d' force in his depiction of the irrepressible
lead singer.

It is quite a treat to watch this film that capture Freddie's essence. Go see it. It's a treat for any rock n roll audiophile, but most especially for fans
of Queen.

I give this film 3 out of 5 stars for it's overall story, but 6 stars for
sheer Rock n Roll goodness.


SGG


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Thursday, February 28, 2019 8:30 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Do Right, Be Right. :)

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