Oh Freddie, you had me at “Roger, there’s only room in this band for one hysterical queen.”
Uncanny impersonation/performance by Rami Malek and the ensemble (Ben Hardy is drummer Roger Taylor, Gwilym Lee is guitar virtuoso Brian May, Joseph Mazzello is bassist John Deacon). delightful recreations of how they cooked up the musical effects in their masterpiece, climaxing with Live Aid, the greatest live show any rock band ever put on.
The trailers to “Bohemian Rhapsody” are raising expectations. They simply cannot release a movie that is anything less than joyous, a celebration.
November 2, we’ll know if we have something to celebrate.