I’ve never watched so much of a movie clenching every muscle in my body. This was so graphically violent and uncomfortable.
It’s interesting and mysterious. The flow of information is very riveting. It is wonderfully shot as well. However, the story is somewhat bland and continually moving in circles. It feels tedious at the halfway mark and almost a chore towards the end. Still enjoyable just has some problems.
With it’s epic moments and not much else, Bohemian Rhapsody will captivate you as you watch but will leave you with nothing more than Queen songs stuck in your head when it finishes.
The sets, the concerts, and the song writing/recording process is what drive this movie. Characters and story come off second and theme is a far removed third. This feels manipulative and you can sense the movie manipulating you to enjoy it for just the big moments. And…
To land on the moon was a feat. To hold himself together was a miracle.
Damien Chazelle has shown more of Neil Armstrong than any two paragraphs of a school textbook ever has. The life of a man going to the moon turns out to be just as interesting as his historic act.
Chazelle has a plentitude of creativity but knows how to connect to the roots of his passions. He has shown, now, time and again to be proficient…