You got time for a sinner?
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Was really excited to see this one because I’m a huge O’Brien and Keaton fanboy, but what a letdown this was. What began as an exciting transition for one of my favorite YA stars quickly turned into a knockoff Bourne movie—with a sprinkle of racism.
For starters, the movie almost goes out of its way to be stereotypical—it felt like watching propaganda but in a movie. Pretty much any time any non-english language is spoken it’s about some evil terrorist…
If it were up to me, I’d give Rami Malek an Oscar right now for this mind blowing performance. The only way to portray a legend like Mercury is to cast an actor like Rami. How he carries himself, the way his eyes jump around a scene, his lip twitching and fidgeting—all micro details carefully calculated to portray what will be the most pleasing film to honor not only Freddie, but her majesty the Queen as a whole.