Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody ★★★

Thanks to a strong ending I can confidently say I like it, but boy are there problems. The first act is good but seems terrified of developing the band and Freddy's story much. The final act is really great, capping things off with a beautiful recreation of the Live Aid concert. The middle act gets to a point of no energy, continuing the lack of development from the beginning but also being dull. The middle act is kinda dreadful and left me not giving a damn for a while, right until the final act kicked in. Rami Malek is great, as are the rest of the cast, and the music and visuals are pretty killer, but I expected way more out of the storytelling, and its generic nature doesn't really fit the influential and very different band that Queen was.

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