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Bohemian Rhapsody, released November 2nd, already exceeded expectations from critics and in week one of its release tops the charts, grossing about 30 million in the first weekend.

I decided to spend my Saturday night at the theaters, watching Bohemian Rhapsody and I am not unsatisfied at all. This movie is everything that I hoped for and more.

Rami Malek makes an incredible transformation from his most known role, Elliot Alderson in Mr. Robot, a more introverted and socially anxious character, to Freddie Mercury, a bold and confident character. You get an in depth look at his character, his struggles with loneliness and pursuit of love.

The great chemistry between Rami Malek and Lucy Boynton, who plays Mary Austin, is truly surreal and makes it even more saddening when they part.

However, some like to point out the inaccuracies in Bohemian Rhapsody, such as the common downplaying of Mercury’s sexuality. The movie does give a good timeline of his exploration of is sexuality, however it does not go into depth of all the numerous sexual encounters.

To think that a movie, focused on Queen, would continuously highlight Mercury’s erotic ways in order to accurately portray the bands timeline is plain stupid. Clearly the producers want the most accessible and accurate movie at the same time, smart but also effective.

While, it is quite crucial to understand each band members tendencies and actions- especially Mercury’s in order to follow the movie. However the movie does not need to become a completely different movie just to cover Mercury’s actions.

Other inaccuracies appear, but are forgivable since the producers adequately depict the band’s 15 years in 2 hours and 15 minutes, and roughly 15 of those minutes consist of the 1985 Queen Live Aid performance.

It’s truly amazing that the cast shot the Live Aid performance first, the first time they all came together to shoot, they shot this scene. This just goes to prove all the actors chemistry together as a band and their ability to quickly transform themselves into their characters.

I couldn’t think of a better way to wrap up the movie, and iconic performance from Queen. After seeing this movie, I immediately went home to watch the performance to compare- the accuracy astonished me. Besides cutting out 2 of the songs from the performance (most likely for time reasons), everything looked the same, Mercury’s sporadic movements, the crowds screams and the photographers close up front

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