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Saw it tonight, LOVED IT!

I was bobbing my head and tapping my foot the entire movie, such a great story and music.

4 stars in my book.

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I thought the portrayal of Mecury's homosexuality and gays in general was done really well and most importantly it was appropriate to the era when it took place instead of having today's standards applied to it like we see all to often now in movies that are set in the past. It was treated as something more underground and hidden, not mainstream or normal and it even seemed like they were trying to show that Mercury struggled with it morally at times.

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I also thought it was really clever in how they replaced the orchestral fanfare of the 20th Century Fox opening sequence with one that Queen might have played:



 
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Went and saw it again last night!

It should pick up some Oscars if these angry reviewers don’t sabotage it, apparently many don’t think it was “gay” enough but if you read my previous post I think that was handled perfectly.

Moviegoers love it so far, just not the critics. Screw ‘em!


 
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... I thought the portrayal of Mecury's homosexuality and gays in general was done really well and most importantly it was appropriate to the era when it took place instead of having today's standards applied to it like we see all to often now in movies that are set in the past. It was treated as something more underground and hidden, not mainstream or normal and it even seemed like they were trying to show that Mercury struggled with it morally at times.
That's a good observation. It seemed his biggest struggle with being gay was that he truly loved Mary.
 
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... I thought the portrayal of Mecury's homosexuality and gays in general was done really well and most importantly it was appropriate to the era when it took place instead of having today's standards applied to it like we see all to often now in movies that are set in the past. It was treated as something more underground and hidden, not mainstream or normal and it even seemed like they were trying to show that Mercury struggled with it morally at times.
That's a good observation. It seemed his biggest struggle with being gay was that he truly loved Mary.


Right to the bitter end. He basically left everything to her.


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The most frustrating thing about this movie is that I saw it while in Vegas this week amd left right before the Live Aid scene. I had to catch a plane. If it wasn’t for the dumb coming attractions I probably would have caught it all.


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Just saw it with my wife. She liked it, I really liked it. Very entertaining.
 
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We saw it tonight. A great film. The performances were all very good.

The dark center of the film dealing with Freddie’s struggles was compelling.
 
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Rami was absolutely outstanding!! Mike Myers part was a great Easter egg! The first time I heard Bohemian Rhapsody was watching Wayne’s World! I now have teenage boys who have been cranking Queen all week!! They really wanted to see the movie. They were amazed at all the awesome songs.
 
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I went and watched the real Queen Live Aid set and it was amazing how they got every detail just right in the movie, from the Pepsi cups on the piano, to the crowd's participation in Radio Ga Ga to John Deacon's hair and outfit. Almost eerie.

I'm not 100% certain but I could have SWORN I saw a glimpse of the real Brian May in the background as a stagehand/roadie. Anyone else see that?


 
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Just got home from seeing it.

I enjoyed it, just wish the music would have been louder.

7/10 from me.





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Just got home from seeing it.

I enjoyed it, just wish the music would have been louder.

7/10 from me.


I think it depends on the theater.

The first time I saw it was at a Movie Tavern and it ROCKED and sounded great. The second was in a regular AMC theater and the sound wasn't as great.


 
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You may be right. The sound quality was good, just not the volume.





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