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BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (2018)
•GENRE: Biography, Drama, Music
•THE GOOD: IT WILL ROCK YOU
•GOOD1:So, while BR may not be very successful as a biopic, but it does get a lot of things right as a film. Firstly, it is very well-scripted and entertaining for a biopic (no matter how fictional is it) featuring strong supporting tracts, a loathsome villain, engaging love interests and the necessary band tension. The pace and progression of the movie is also quite appropriate and though the flow of story may not be the smoothest, yet instead of distracting, the inconsistencies help in establishing the idiosyncrasies of Freddie’s character.
•GOOD2: The highlight of ‘BR’ is definitely its brightly-coloured, aptly animated and spaced, and well choreographed musicals.Rami has phenomenally eased himself into these performances and never gets out of his character, not even for a split second.
•GOOD3:For me personally, what held this movie together was its strong supporting cast and the appropriate screen time they got, including the surprise we found in shape of Lucy Boynton, all of the band members,Allen Leech and a cheesy cameo from Mike Myers.
•GOOD 4:The immaculate attention to detail in wardrobes, makeup and styling( minus Mike Myers of course)
•THE BAD:MAKES FUN OF ITSELF
•BAD1:The humour feels cliched and a little extra at places distracting from the gravity of situations.
•BAD2:Rami tries too hard at places and his acting isn’t the best outside musicals
We all know what happens to a biopic when it comes to the wondrous world of Hollywood and this is definitely not the worst fictionalisation (A beautiful mind & The imitation game are way up high on my list of incorrect depictions) but what really annoys me here is the fact that most of discrepancies, found in BR , were actually far more entertaining and interesting in real life. So, why didn’t developers find them worthy of including in movie?Seriously, My humble minds boggles.