Ok, so I just got back from the movies because today I saw Bohemian Rhapsody, basically a movie about Freddie Mercury and his life in Queen. Being a huge Queen fan, ya girl had to go see it so I’m going to give you my thoughts on it even though nobody cares 😀
Let me give you some background because music is a big part of my life and I just wanted to talk about this because I feel it adds more to the movie ‘review’ if I talk about this.
I was brought up listening to 70s pop. Like, until I was around 11, my main bands of choice were The Beatles, ABBA, and Queen. I was never into current pop until I started Senior school, and then mid-way through year 8, I discovered Emo music, so my music taste has always been a weird hybrid of rock and pop. I am a huge Queen fan; I’ve loved them for around 4 years and even though I don’t listen to them as much now, I’m still a lifelong fan and still group them with my favourite bands.
Now that that’s out of the way, let me actually talk about the movie.
This is my first ‘grown-up’ movie; it had swear words and sex scenes in it, unlike the other movies I’ve seen before. At the start of the movie, I was kinda bored because it focused on the beginning a lot and the relationship with Mary Austin, which was very fascinating to me but I don’t want to give spoilers so I’m not saying anything.
The movie also focused on Freddie leaving Queen and the way that it looked to me, it reminded me of stuff that’s been going on in my life lately. The way the situation panned out, the way Freddie acted reminded me a lot of me and what’s been going on with regards to my friends. That kind of reassured me, because if Freddie can get through something like that and everything regarding his love life, then I can too. That sounds really corny but I’ve really felt alone with regards to my feelings and what’s been happening around me over the past few days, and I feel like I needed that ‘he’s been through this and still made it, so you can too’ kind of message. Freddie reminded me of myself a lot because his leadership, impulse and general sparky attitude reflect my own traits almost uncannily so I think I connected to this movie in a way and more than others normally would.
In general, I thought the movie was absolutely magical. Being such a fan of Freddie and ‘learning’ that he faced the same issues I face now, it isn’t a movie I’m going to forget soon, and it might even be my favourite movie.
I also feel a connection with the movie and Freddie’s ‘storyline’ because I feel it relates a lot to myself and I’m literally about to cry because I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone I idolise so much have such a similar personality to me, and being someone that typically strays away from societal norm, this was an implicit message I really needed to hear.
Before I finish this post, I just wanted to say thanks to everyone involved in the movie, and to Freddie because even though I’m just one kid, your movie really helped me find myself and have someone to relate to when I feel as crappy as I do. Thank you so much, and just remember that you’ve helped at least one person.
I’m literally going to cry I loved that movie so much.