"Oh my mom, my mom, my mom, let me go."
Early reviews reveal that critics are not asking for a repeat exactly after seeing Queen's highly anticipated biographical biography, Bohemian Rhapsody.
While the extended musical sequences dazzled the critics, the consensus is that it lacks the bite of its original material, which makes sense considering its history of rock production.
The original star of the film, Sacha Baron Cohen, resigned after reporting creative differences with the Bohemian Rhapsody The equipment and the controversy around the director Bryan Singer disturbed to a great extent the filming, which took to its replacement in the last stage.
In general, it seems that the tribute to the Queen will do everything possible to shake you, but it is more likely to result in another box-office hit in the fall that bites the dust.
Take a look at the critics' shots Bohemian Rhapsody down.
Freddie Mercury by Rami Malek is sensational
Mara Reinstein, We weekly:
The notion of an actor who captures his presence on stage, not to mention his fiery character, in a movie has seemed like a daunting task like playing the piano solo of "Bohemian Rhapsody" blindfolded. Enter Rami Malek.
It's not just fantasy. With enthusiasm and soul, the actor offers one of the most outstanding performances of the year. And he just turns the biopic formula Bohemian Rhapsody in a piece of fascinating character. This goes well beyond an imitation, although if you placed parallel photos of Mercury and Malek in the white tank top and the jeans set of the 1985 Live Aid presentation, you would be shocked at the physical similarities. Mr. Robot The star embodies the very spirit of an extravagant musical saint, often tortured. Forgive me for using the obvious wordplay, but it is aligned so perfectly: He will shake you.
Tim Grierson, Daily screen:
The queen would not have been anything without the attractive and striking presence of Mercury, so it is too. Bohemian Rhapsody dominated by the magnetic, playful and unexpectedly moving performance of Rami Malek as the late main singer.
Bohemian Rhapsody it's not real or rock-n-roll
David Ehrlich, IndieWire:
"Bohemian Rhapsody" aims to take us behind the music, but the film is very clean, so eager to share credit and so shy of blaming guilt, that it often feels like a television version of a story that tries to celebrate . people for refusing to sand their edges … Very little of "Bohemian Rhapsody" is interested in humans and how they work. Most of the time, the movie makes you feel like you're watching a group of talented actors play Queen's Wikipedia page, all of them hiding the facts when they get too close to making these rock legends look like real people. Or, worse, falsify the facts to make these rock legends look like real people.
Owen Gleiberman, Variety:
So, with a performance as dominant as Rami Malek at its center, why is not "Bohemian Rhapsody" a better movie? … The film, despite its electrifying theme, is a biographical film of the old conventional school, intermediate, cut and dried, safe for the game, quite fuddy-duddy, a movie that explores events. Instead of sinking into them. And it's about Freddie's personal life (his romantic-sexual identity, his loneliness, his reckless adventures in gay leather clubs) with the reluctance of children's gloves, so that even if the movie does not tell big lies, you do not feel & # 39; completely touching the real story again either. Freddie Mercury was a blatantly sexual person who felt compelled to keep his sexuality hidden, but that's no excuse for a movie about him to be so painfully polite.
But it does nail the concert of sound and show.
Matt Singer, ScreenCrush:
Bohemian RhapsodyThe recreation of Queen's Live Aid set is the highlight of the movie; If there's something director Bryan Singer is right about, it's the magical energy of a great rock concert. Throughout the film, the mix of booming sounds shakes your seat and resonates through your body in a way that I have felt in many rock shows, but never before in a movie theater. While you're never fooled into thinking you're back at Wembley Stadium in 1985 (the timing of Rami Malek's lips with Freddie Mercury's voice is sometimes overdone), your ears may be legitimate.
Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter:
Bo Rhap The movie is in its safest position in the music sequences. The experiments in the studio are joyful, the sound concerts, and the John Ottman edition connects them fluently, as when a doodle of bass lines continues without a moment of breathing from the studio to Madison Square Garden.
Call it complacent or loving, but Queen built at least one song, "We Will Rock You", around the idea of audience participation, and the movie is, more memorably, a celebration of what is shared, whether the band is trembling over Beelzebub and the inscrutable "Galileo figaro magnifico", or thousands of ticket holders are singing the chorus of a one-syllable hymn. The celebration reaches an exciting crescendo in the final sequence, a powerful interpretation of Live Aid's electroplating and money collection ensemble, which has been considered the best live rock performance of all time.
In general, Queen Biopic is a catchy fun.–non-legendary cinema
Alonso Duralde, The envelope:
An example of how a movie can be entertaining and even stimulating without being particularly good, "Bohemian Rhapsody" has the driving power of a stadium anthem and the lack of effervescent sense of a chewing gum pop song.
Clarisse Loughrey, The independentst:
There are two types of queen. The version is immortalized in his 1985 Live Aid presentation, when the striking "ayo" of leader Freddie Mercury managed to sound like a proclamation of Mount Olympus. This queen showed that all musical barriers could be broken, from the stadium hymns to the disco, as long as the audience was entertained.
Then there is the queen who crawls on karaoke nights: loving and enthusiastic, but superficial in her sincerity. The new biographical film that traces the history of the band, despite using the 1985 presentation as its closest triumph, is firmly a karaoke-style song.