Few films attract such attention as Bohemian Rhapsody did through its road to the silver screen. So naturally, when a film like this finally lands in theaters, it's big news that everyone has to talk about. Which means it's time for our favorite discussion piece, Rate and Discuss, to take the stage once more!
Bohemian Rhapsody covers 15 years of history with great speed, but little detail.
Naturally, the reactions of critics can be a valuable thing when it comes to evaluating what films to see. But we're assuming you've already seen Bohemian Rhapsody if you're reading this. As such, it's time for you, the informed viewer, to provide your own thoughts on just how successful this musical biopic was in doing its job.
Which leads us to the first piece of our Rate and Discuss adventure: the discussion questions. Using the queries below, we'd like you to flesh out your thoughts on Bohemian Rhapsody, through your answers. Feel free to provide your answers, as well as some more information that'll come from further evaluation steps, in the comments below.
What did you think of Rami Malek's portrayal of Freddie Mercury?
How well do you think Bohemian Rhapsody covers the life of Freddie Mercury, as well as the formation and progression of the band Queen?
Was Mike Myers portrayal of Ray Foster helpful or distracting to the film's ultimate purpose?
Do you think Bohemian Rhapsody works as a PG-13 movie, or should it have gone for an R-rated approach?
Which musical moment from Bohemian Rhapsody was your favorite?
Those thoughts, as well as anything else you can think of regarding Bohemian Rhapsody, are valuable when it comes to gauging your response to the film. On top of those thoughts, there's also the opportunity to rate the film on the traditional scale of 0 to 5.
Using the poll below, please log your star rating for Bohemian Rhapsody, and don't forget to share your rating in your comments at the end!
As we unplug our amps and pack the mics back up, we'd like to leave you with some suggested reading in connection to Bohemian Rhapsody. In particular, during our own Sean O'Connell's sit-down with the case, he got Rami Malek to single out a specific scene that is crucial to the film's narrative.
Also coming out of that press day were the stories about why producer Graham King decided not to include David Bowie in Bohemian Rhapsody's narrative, as well as why working with Mike Myers was a treat for all involved. Last, and certainly not least, if you're one of the folks that really wanted to see Sacha Baron Cohen playing Freddie Mercury, as previously cast, you can find out from Queen's drummer Roger Taylor why that eventually fell apart.
That's a wrap on our Rate and Discuss feature on Bohemian Rhapsody, so happy viewing, no matter what you're heading out to the theaters to see.