Freddie Mercury was one of the most amazingly talented musicians of the late 20th century. His voice and showmanship were unparalleled.
While I generally don’t love biopics, I was eagerly anticipating this one due to the subject and also the actor chosen to portray Freddie: Rami Malek.
I was less than pleased when it felt like the beginning was extremely forced in order to get the band together as quickly as possible.
As things progressed, the harsh reality set in as turmoil erupted within the band. Freddie also was dealing with the realization that his fate was sealed when he was diagnosed with AIDS in the late 80s.
There were some emotionally charged moments and wonderful acting. The final Live Aid performance was spectacularly done. I sincerely hope Rami Malek receives the Oscar for his performance.