Better the second time around. A lot of the problems I had are now just mere nitpicks. I still think the first half has issues but it wasn't as bland as I remember. It may suffer from using too many biopic tropes and clichés but I can look past that because the film has a lot heart, emotion and charm. I continue to be in awe of Rami Malek's fantastic performance and the whole Live Aid sequence has to be one of the most beautiful things I've seen all year!
The first half of Bohemian Rhapsody was really worrying; it's flat, uninspired, boring and it felt like I was watching a made-for-TV movie. But then the rest of the film happened, and I was quite satisfied. Despite it's numerous problems (odd editing choices, the use of too many tropes, uneven pace) I still really enjoyed this film; Rami Malek is very impressive as Freddie Mercury, the music is amazing (obviously) and the final scene is beautiful. It's a definite crowd-pleaser.
"Within cells interlinked"
Yesterday I rewatched Blade Runner 2049 and while I still didn't love it, I liked it slightly more. But after it was over, I couldn't stop thinking about it; moments from the film kept playing in my mind, Han Zimmer's grand score was still ringing in my ears and Roger Deakins' masterful cinematography is now engraved into my eyes. I also kept thinking about the film's themes and symbolism,…