Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody ★½

Formulaic, completely surface-level, smug and generic, all words I would never use to describe the actual band Queen or their front-man Freddie Mercury. Rami Malek is the only one trying for anything that feels authentic, but the film around him is having none of it, simply content in broadly expressing the complex nature of the music and of Mercury himself. If it were any other band or man, this would be a two-star biopic, but the fact that it is Queen, it feels all the more tragic and reeks of missed opportunity. And that just breaks my heart. But hey, at least the music is great.

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