My friends, a cham­pion movie is out now

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL -

BO­HEMIAN Rhap­sody isa hit all over again.

This time it is the film, named af­ter Queen’s epic an­them, that is de­liv­er­ing in spades.

Bo­hemian Rhap­sody has been de­scribed as a “foot-stomp­ing cel­e­bra­tion of Queen, their mu­sic and their ex­tra­or­di­nary lead singer Fred­die Mer­cury”.

The film fol­lows their me­te­oric rise to star­dom from hum­ble be­gin­nings, with their cat­a­logue of iconic songs de­liv­er­ing a su­per sound­track.

Rami Malek stars as Mer­cury and does a re­mark­able job of tap­ping into the com­plex­ity of the per­former. The ac­tor has said in many in­ter­views pro­mot­ing the film that he is a big fan of Queen’s mu­sic and you can tell that with what he brings to the role.

One of the high­lights of the film is the now fa­mous Live Aid per­for­mance in 1985 and you feel like you’re in the crowd at Wem­b­ley.

Queen mem­bers Brian May and Roger Tay­lor served as cre­ative con­sul­tants on the film, which is di­rected by Brian Singer (The Usual Sus­pects).

Bo­hemian Rhap­sody runs for 134 min­utes, is rated M and opens at Bowen Sum­mer­gar­den Cin­e­mas to­day.

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