One of music’s biggest names is finally getting a spotlight biopic on the big screen come November 2nd. 20th Century Fox and Regency Entertainment released the first major promotional trailer for the upcoming film, Bohemian Rhapsody, and it’s a masterful display of pitch-perfect editing set to the unforgettably iconic tunes to one of the most transcendent rock bands of the 20th century.
The trailer is only a minute and a half long, but it manages to convey just about everything it would need to in order to get the point across that this is a film about the music group Queen, covering the early goings of Freddie Mercury’s life before he hit it big, as well as the meteoric rise that the British group managed to achieve with smash hits like “Bohemian Rhapsody”.
The film apparently doesn’t take any shortcuts to their success, though, covering some of the ups and downs that they encountered while trying to get some of their unconventional songs produced and out to the general public. The trailer is just shy of being considered a masterpiece; it’s expertly put together.
And yeah I know that it’s not an action or sci-fi flick, but sometimes Hollywood stops diddling kids, tingling male taints, and putting aside their penchant for planting Quaaludes in some starlet cuties to actually make some worthwhile movies, and I suspect Bohemian Rhapsody might be one of them.
Rami Malek seems to be operating on a whole other plane here, and I hope that the larger than life presence he depicts when on stage as Mercury also manages to filter through his performance as Mercury during the moments when he isn’t on stage.
Unlike Fox’s gosh-awful trailer for The Predator, the fans, the community and the general YouTube audience seem to adore the first trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody. In fact, there are very few cavil comments pitched beneath the trailer. I’m sure a bunch of suits in the marketing department are stroking off their egos and taking their hands out of their unzipped pants of self-glorification long enough to give each other a sticky-fingered back-pat for getting a successful trailer up and out for what could be one of Fox’s only decent films of the year.
Anyway, trailers aren’t the whole film. And in this case while the trailer sets a good tone for covering a wide sweeping era of Queen’s rise to success, it still remains to be seen if the entire film will be as captivating as the carnival of musically enthused imagery depicted in the trailer. I suppose we’ll find out on November 2nd, eh?
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