The 1970s classic rock group Queen, fronted by the flamboyant Freddie Mercury, made music so epic that to this day, people all over the world know the lyrics of their songs off by heart — even if they don't speak English.
As a Christian kid growing up in the country, I wasn't even allowed to watch Power Rangers. But my dad and I still rocked out to Queen's music on the car radio (as long as mom wasn't around...)
So does the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody live up to the expectations of fans of all ages around the globe? As Mercury, actor Rami Malek embodies the charismatic and idiosyncratic singer, which is an incredible accomplishment. But the rest of the movie is just… ok.
And what about the facts? The movie climaxes with a recreation of Queen's unforgettable performance at the 1985 Live Aid concert to help victims of the famine in Ethiopia. Too bad Bohemian Rhapsody leaves out some inconvenient facts about that campaign…