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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) - Trailer Review

Updated on May 24, 2018
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I have always had a passion for movies as I spend most of my days watching them and ranting about them, so why not share my opinions online?

The Bohemian Rhapsody Trailer was released on Tuesday 15th May 2018 and I will start by saying how utterly amazed I was by this trailer, especially because this is just the teaser trailer! The fact that the editors were able to capture so much history and iconic moments in a one and a half minute video is extremely impressive. It makes me ecstatic for the release of the full trailer and then the release of the film in cinemas later this year. Bohemian Rhapsody will look at the rise and fall of Queen and how they became one of the biggest bands of all time, leading up to their performance at Live Aid in 1985.

Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury at Live Aid (1985)
Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury at Live Aid (1985)

Not only did the short teaser show some historic moments that were imprinted in fans' minds at the time of their reign, but the video also brings Freddie to life. My first thought when I watched this trailer was just "wow". I couldn't get over how similar Rami Malek looked to Freddie Mercury, especially in the clip from that classic Live Aid performance in 1985. I was completely blown away and shocked to my core that I felt as if I was watching Freddie parade on that stage once again, which was a magical moment of utter joy.

The cast of this movie includes:

  • Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury
  • Joseph Mazzello as John Deacon
  • Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor
  • Gwilym Lee as Brian May
  • And many more incredible actors.

Bohemian Rhapsody is directed by Dexter Fletcher and Bryan Singer and written by Anthony McCarten and Peter Morgan.

Despite my strong opinion of how incredible this film looks, there is some controversy out there that is being discussed amongst the public. Some people who have viewed this trailer have said that it does not showcase Freddie's sexuality enough and it focuses more on his relationships with women.

Now, based on the teaser trailer alone, I can see that his status as a gay man is not shown very much, except for a brief clip where he is alone with a man in a studio. And yes this trailer does show Freddie making eye contact with a woman in a crowd at a show and him swinging a woman around in his arms. However, this movie is about the band Queen, not just about Freddie's sexuality. I am aware of the fact that Freddie Mercury did not shy away from his sexuality, but he was a very private person, especially towards the end of his life when he was diagnosed with AIDS because he was never particularly open with the press or present in interviews.

Therefore, it is not surprising that this movie is going to focus primarily on the rise of Queen as a band, and how they became one of the biggest bands of all time due to their iconic and spectacular hits, like Don't Stop Me Now, Under Pressure, Radio Ga Ga, Another One Bites the Dust and of course, Bohemian Rhapsody and so many more.

Just by watching this short teaser trailer, I am able to see that this movie will give justice to Freddie Mercury as the incredible talented human being that he was and the career that he led so well. And of course, Queen will be shown as the hard working and dedicated band that they were. I have high hopes for this biographical film and I truly believe that it will be an honest account of what really went on behind closed doors and it will be a wonderful experience for fans all over the world to relive or witness for the first time, their iconic performances and the multiple releases of their ground-breaking music.

Bohemian Rhapsody will be in cinemas on November 2nd 2018.

Cast as Queen performing at Live Aid (1985)
Cast as Queen performing at Live Aid (1985)
5 stars for Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) trailer

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