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Rami Malek is a ‘Killer Queen’ in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

When watching “Bohemian Rhapsody,”it was as if Freddie Mercury himself possessed Malek for this movie. Image courtesy of Smoothradio.com

When watching “Bohemian Rhapsody,”it was as if Freddie Mercury himself possessed Malek for this movie. Image courtesy of Smoothradio.com


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By Harley Fonseca
Rating: 4.7/5

Let’s get something straight here: Rami Malek has always been such an amazing actor since his start in a little role in “Gilmore Girls,” later cast in his first film as Ahkmenrah, the pharaoh from “Night at the Museum.” Soon enough, in 2015 “Mr. Robot” premiered and I have been obsessed since. Malek has since won an Emmy for his role in “Mr. Robot,” but I smell an Oscar on its way for this actor!

When Malek was announced as playing the iconic Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody,” I screamed with excitement. Queen has always been one of my go-to bands growing up. My mom always had “Killer Queen” on repeat and my dad an undying obsession with the solos in “Bohemian Rhapsody.” It was so nerve-racking going to see the film since it seems almost impossible to play such a strong role.

Rami Malek absolutely proved me wrong and shut me up. This movie has been, without a doubt, one of my favorite films of all time, and that’s saying a lot. I’ve seen so many movies, including a ton of biopics, but this is one of the top biopics I’ve ever seen, along with “The Doors” and “Goodfellas.” Malek’s mannerisms are exact to Mercury’s, matching the way he would strut on stage, the way he would interact with crowds and of course his sassy comebacks.

To some, the film may seem fast paced, but just exactly how can you condense an entire band’s career into two hours? It’s extremely hard to do, but director Bryan Singer (known for multiple “X-Men” films and “Trick ‘r Treat”) knew exactly what to include in the film. It shows a bunch of events and things about Freddie Mercury that not a lot of people knew, like his past relationships, and dives into his personal, life such as dealing with people accepting his sexuality and the early rise of AIDS in the 80’s, which was the unfortunate end to the legendary singer.

“Bohemian Rhapsody” is at the top of my Christmas wish list this year. All I can do is sit here and wait for the Oscars to come around, that way I can watch Rami Malek win the award he truly deserves for this role.

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