Rami Malek is Freddie Mercury in "Bohemian Rhapsody" first look

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by AKA, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. Szeppelin75

    Szeppelin75 Forum Resident

    Looks entertaining. I'll watch it.
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  2. ejluther

    ejluther Forum Resident

    Carmel, NY
    Well, please tell Brian and Roger they've brought a lot of musical joy into my life and I thank them! :righton:
  3. Michael Rose

    Michael Rose Forum Resident

    The Roger character's appearance (horrible wig) is the weakest link. Raimi's eyes are very big but, he has done well with Freddie's physical stage movements.
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  4. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

    He has; and really it comes down to the script and director.
  5. Michael Rose

    Michael Rose Forum Resident

    Agreed. :sweating::-popcorn:
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  6. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Forum Resident


    I still haven't seen Walk the Line. I mean to.
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  7. vamborules

    vamborules Forum Resident

    It kind of looks like Rock Star to me...something in that vein. Which obviously isn't good but I could be wrong. We'll see.
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  8. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Forum Resident


    Yeah! Yeah! "Ray" was excellent.
  9. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    hard to pull off mercury, he was an unusual looking fellow, but it will all come down to script and acting. a good script will keep you interested and a good actor will make the physical flaws disappear
  10. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Forum Resident

    "Rock Star" the worst movie ever. And I actually decided at some point that I wanted to read a Jackie Collins book, so I grabbed "Rock Star" on a whim. She's practically unreadable!
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  11. Orthogonian Blues

    Orthogonian Blues Forum Resident

    London, UK
    'Bohemian Rhapsody' will probably have all the fanboys (including me) tutting endlessly about each and every innacuracy in the story.

    That won't stop me from going to see it on day one.

    I wish they'd have called this film 'The March of the Fairy Fellas'.
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  12. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

    I’ve seen worse but that was definitely a turd
  13. andrewskyDE

    andrewskyDE Island Owner

    Zack Island
    Hope they will fix that 1974 setlist in the film. 'Fat Bottomed Girls' definitely did not exist at that time.
  14. Michael Rose

    Michael Rose Forum Resident

    I've said before in another thread but, I love that movie. It is cheese but the gouda kind. The original music by "Steel Dragon" was 80's hair metal bliss. It's just a fun popcorn movie. But I understand the hate. It just came at me at the right time.
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  15. A well respected man

    A well respected man Some Mother's Son

    Madrid, Spain
    I don't think the actors have to look exactly like the real people they play. There should be some resemblance, of course, but I think it's more important that they can play the part. And what I've seen in the trailer seems promising. Visually very good too. But of course, everything is in the story and narrative. We'll have to wait and see.
  16. NightGoatToCairo

    NightGoatToCairo Forum Resident

    Hampshire, UK
    Another film with period set-pieces and actors that look like they've fallen into a fancy dress box. It doesn't look at all authentic. The wigs on some of the extras are ridiculous. Even the poor make-up and fake hair from Jersey Boys and J Edgar [sorry Clint] weren't as jarring.
    When Coppola filmed those Godfather II scenes and Leone with Once Upon A Time In America; you were transported back in time.
    This looks like a crap TV movie.
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  17. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    Lot's of negativity from that weird miserable lot!
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  18. keefer1970

    keefer1970 Metal, Movies, Beer!

    New Jersey
    This movie spent so much time trapped in Development Hell that it's almost hard to believe that it's finally coming out....
  19. dannydieerr

    dannydieerr Forum Resident

    I drove to work a few times past Sandown Park Esher when they were filming and you could see the great big Live Aid stage they constructed, they have certainly "gone for it" hope it isn't another "The Doors"
  20. cungar

    cungar Forum Resident

    Torrance, CA
    This will be like most rock biopics. A bunch of people will say they're excited to see it. It will get lukewarm reviews and open in 5th place in box office and be gone from theaters in two weeks. Eventually it will wind up on Amazon Prime next to Jimi All is By my Side and Greetings from Tim Buckley
  21. Sondek

    Sondek Forum Resident

    It's already got one thing going for it; the popularity of group the movie is about. That's not enough on its own if the film isn't any good though. However, if the movie has a decent script - and I'd say the odds are in its favour that it has, given the writer - I think it'll do very well indeed. Time will tell.
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  22. ampmods

    ampmods Forum Resident

    Boston, MA, USA
    I can't tell too much from the trailer but it looks better than I expected.

    I tend to like most rock bio pics I see though. I would hope this one would be as close to accurate as possible considering the direct involvement of the band. But I'm sure some things will be white-washed or 'compressed.' That just goes with the territory.
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  23. Now that is a great movie-trailer. They've got my $10 come November...
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  24. pokemaniacjunk

    pokemaniacjunk Forum Resident

    south paris maine
    well one of them did notice that in one of the stills had fat bottomed girls in a Queen II setlist
  25. Flappo

    Flappo Active Member

    Excellent jaw structure , great actor , wonderful physique, can sing ?? ... shame the eyes let him down

    Freddie had lovely eyes , this guy's are just plain odd

    Sascha would have been perfect - in fact he is perfect , missed opportunity imo

    'if it's not in the eyes it shows' : C. Lee

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