- “Bohemian Rhapsody” is coming to Philippine cinemas October 31, 2018.
- We’re breaking down the Top 10 Reasons why the “Bohemian Rhapsody” movie will rock you!
It’s an unbelievable true story, almost 48 years in the making. 20th Century Fox is finally bringing the story of one of the greatest bands in history to the big screen. “Bohemian Rhapsody” is a foot-stomping celebration of the life of Queen, their unforgettable music and their extra-ordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury.
Now an icon of the music industry, Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered conventions, ultimately becoming one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.
Directed by Bryan Singer (‘The Usual Suspects,’ ‘X-Men’), it is written by Anthony McCarten and is produced by 20th Century Fox, New Regency, GK Films and Queen Films.
We’re breaking down the Top 10 Reasons why the “Bohemian Rhapsody” movie will rock you!
10. The Film’s All-Star Cast.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” features an amazing roster of stars, led by Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton (“Sing Street”, “Murder on the Orient Express”), Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen (“Game of Thrones”, “The Dark Knight Rises”, “The Maze Runner: The Death Cure”), Tom Holander (“Pride & Prejudice”, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”, “About Time”), Allan Leech (“The Imitation Game”, “Downtown Abbey”) and Mike Myers (“Austin Powers”, “Shrek”, “Inglorious Basterds”).
9. Joseph Mazzello as John Deacon.
Joseph Mazzello is popularly known for his roles like Tim Murphy in “Jurassic Park”, Dustin Moskovitz in “The Social Network” and Mouse in “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”. In “Bohemian Rhapsody”, he plays John Deacon, Queen’s bass guitarist.
8. Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor.
Ben Hardy is probably known for being a series regular in the long running British soap opera “EastEnders” as Peter Beale. He also starred in the 2016 superhero film “X-Men: Apocalypse” as Archangel, the 2017 romantic period drama “Mary Shelley” as John William Polidori, and the drama film “Only The Brave” as Wade Parker. Here in the movie, he plays Roger Taylor, Queen’s drummer who was well known for his falsetto vocal range (which was used in the song “Bohemian Rhapsody” itself). He provides some of the funniest and cutest moments in the film.
7. Gwilym Lee as Brian May.
Gwilym Lee previously played a role in the British television detective drama “Midsummer Murders” and the period drama show “Jamestown”. In “Bohemian Rhapsody”, he plays Brian May, Queen’s lead guitarist who composed one of the band’s greatest hits, “We Will Rock You”. His sensitive and effective portrayal of Brian Lee was a perfect match to Rami Malek.
6. Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury.
Rami Malek previously starred in “The Night at the Museum” and its sequels as Pharaoh Ahkmenrah. He also played Benjamin in the final installment of the hit vampire romance, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 2”, Finn in the 2014 action thriller “Need For Speed”, the 2017 drama “Papillon”. He is now more popularly known for his lead role as Elliot Alderson in the USA Network television series “Mr. Robot”.
He is now playing the iconic Freddie Mercury of Queen in “Bohemian Rhapsody”. His performance in the film is definitely a career highlight as he plays one of the most celebrated artists in the music history. His performance as Freddie in the film is truly electrifying.
5. The Film’s Incredible True Story.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” traces the meteoric rise of the band Queen through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. It follows Freddie Mercury from his humble roots as a baggage handler at Heathrow Airport to ascendance to stardom. But as the band reaches unparalleled success, Freddie (surrounded by darker influences) shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. The story of Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.
4. Freddie Mercury’s Colorful Life.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” focused on the ups and downs of Freddie Mercury, his love for his ex-wife Mary Austin, his sexuality and his life while dealing with AIDS. There were a lot of really poignant moments in the film that will leave a tear or two in the eyes of audiences. One in particular is the time when he and Mary broke up after he admitted his sexuality, and the loneliness he felt after their break-up.
3. The Exhilarating Musical Performances.
Of course, one of the biggest reasons why “Bohemian Rhapsody” is a must-watch is its exhilarating musical performances. Director Bryan Singer really knows how to stage a great production number because each and every performance of the band is electrifying and extravagant as they play to stadiums with big crowds of fans.
2. The Nostalgic Songs of Queen.
The film featured many of Queen’s greatest hits in its musical numbers, and audiences will surely get transported back in time once they hear them. Some of the well-loved hits of the band played in the movie include “Love Of My Life”, “Another One Bites The Dust”, “I Want To Break Free”, and the titular “Bohemian Rhapsody”. Audiences can’t help but sing along to these unforgettable, nostalgic songs from yesteryears while watching the film.
1. The Band’s Unforgettable Live Aid 1985 Performance.
The film’s biggest highlight is the stunning recreation of the show-stopping performance of the band in the Live Aid concert back in 1985 at the Wembley Stadium in London, England that was attended by a staggering 72,000 people. It was one of the largest-scale television broadcasts of all time, with an estimated 1.9 billion global audience across 150 nations. Emotions will surely pour in as the band sings some of their greatest hits like “Radio Ga Ga”, “Hammer To Fall”, “We Will Rock You” and “We Are The Champions”.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” is definitely a must-watch not only for the fans of Queen, but for everyone. With its touching and inspiring story, incredible performances, unforgettable music and energetic musical numbers, “Bohemian Rhapsody” will surely rock you!
Catch it in Philippine cinemas October 31, 2018.