Just saw Bohemian Rhapsody - gave me goosebumps

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  1. SmilinDesperado

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    I just saw it and enjoyed it quite a bit.
    Love Queen.
    I didn't become familiar with the band until a few years ago, so i can't speak on the accuracy, but it was entertaining.
    Especially the final concert scene
     
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    meh Felt like a vh1 b-movie to me I only watched it because I had nothing else to do after watching mid 90's which is also overrated.
     
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    I think waynes world is the first time I ever heard queen
     
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    it's a shame they totally glossed over his later years after giving up music and recovering from Aids.

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    saving for the sequel perhaps.
     
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    Completely agree with what you said about Malek. Fantastic on stage, but off stage I wasn't buying it much. I'm not sure if it was his fault. I can imagine Singer telling Malek to be overly flamboyant. From all the interviews I've watched of Freddie, he wasn't that. I'm sure he was different off camera, but I don't know if he was how Malek portrayed him.
     
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    Don't give the ending, mate. It's a mystery.
     
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    Just saw it... Its long but good (YUP) .
    would be a solid 7.5/10 but since there were a lot of cats in the movie it is 10/10
    I would recommend.
     
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  8. SmilinDesperado

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    Yeah, agreed.
    I went back and watched some interviews of Mercury after I watched this, and I didn't really get that whole 'queen', flamboyant vibe from him. He was a showman, but not the super gay dude they portrayed him as (imo)
    But i'd blame that more on direction than the actor. Malek was great as Mercury on stage.
     
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    I watched the original live aid footage. Damn, they did a great job with that.

    Also, looked like old boy freddie had a piece on him. No wonder gay guys wanted him.
     
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    I can definitely see Bryan singer telling Malek to turn up the flamboyancy.
     
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    I am the same, didnt get into them until like 4 years ago. After I saw the movie I looked up what was real and what wasnt. They obviously added a little (mike myers character) to make it more entertaining... Also in real life he didnt find out he had aids until after the final concert in the movie.. From what I read the band wasnt mad at him for doing a solo thing as they all wanted a break.... but besides that it seemed to be pretty accurate and a very good movie with great music.
     
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    Yeah, same here. I did a little internet search to see what was what, and it seems like it was mostly accurate, they just moved a few things around with the timeline for dramatic purposes of the movie.
    The "break up" apparently wasn't that big of a deal because they all wanted to do solo stuff. The drummer had did 2 solo albulms before Freddy did anything, and the guitarist did an albulm as well.
    And they hadn't "not played together for years" prior to the Africa aide concert--they had been on tour together earlier in the year or something, from what I read.
     
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    didnt know the drummer did anything else. very interesting story. thanks i will look more into it
     
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    Loved it. Didn't know anything about Queen beforehand. Very little about Farrokh. But I'm a fan now!

    (real life) He looked amazing during the live aid period. How quickly he went down hill is so scary...
     
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    I liked mike myers waynes world reference....
     
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    Nice...I'll go see it if there's not too much of teh gayness...
     
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    did it give you AIDS too?
     
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    There's some dude kissing, and you see some people dressed in leather chaps and all that. There's no love-making scenes or anything though.

    edit: at one point I stepped out of the theater, around that time. So I might have missed something but nothing I saw was too explicit. It got a PG-13 rating, at least.
     
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    Best part of the movie is

    the band giving Taylor shit for "I'm In Love With My Car". I can't stand that song either.
     
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    I recommend that you watch the 85 original live aid footage. They got so many things right on that.
     

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