19. May, 2021

Bohemian Rhapsody - the movie

Was Freddie Mercury really such a precosious brat in his younger days as portrayed in the movie? I don't know ... but it was almost enough to stop me watching. In the end I persevered and I'm glad I did, as I actually enjoyed seeing how Queen's music came together. I've seen enough docos to know about Freddie's life so that was not quite as compelling to take in as the rest of the film.

So ... interesting facts ... Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara; 5 September 1946) was of Parsi-Indian descent and grew up not far from where I was growing up at the same time, in Middlesex, England. Originally born in Zannzibar, his family was forced to flee during the revolution of 1964. Regardless, he led a very colourful life after he immersed himself in his music, and one cannot ever say he didn't have talent, for he surely did. But, as the movie portrayed, he didn't achieve greatness on his own. He had a great backing band and family in Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon. While not everything ran smoothly they all worked together to created the sound that is recognized today as wholly and solely Queen. 

A great night's entertainment and I can easily give it four and a half stars.