I really, really like Queen. And so I couldn’t help but enjoy watching this movie. Do I wish it was better? Absolutely. Does it deserve any accolades? Absolutely not. None. But I’m glad Rami Malek was lip syncing. I’d much rather listen to Freddie Mercury’s voice. Because I really, really like Queen.
I’m always looking forward to the next Lars von Trier joint, so I’m admittedly biased, but this was a wonderful blend of macabre and comedy riding on a winning performance from the ever charming Matt Dillon (yes, biased again... but he’s playing a serial killer, so he oughta be charming). This wasn’t my favorite Lars von Trier film, but it was as satisfying a watch as any of them... if you’re into that sorta thing.