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Is Bohemian Rhapsody really an award-worthy film? Have your say

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Is Bohemian Rhapsody really an award-worthy film? Have your say

by Hajra Rahim & Telegraph Readers

 

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"Rami Malek absolutely breathed the part," says reader Pacelli Trevor of Rami Malek's portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the film Bohemian Rhapsody CREDIT: ALEX BAILEY

 

The Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody received a less than friendly reception from the majority of critics on its release, but lukewarm reviews have done little to hinder the film's commercial success.

 

It has so far raked in a hefty $820 million worldwide – nor its reception on the red carpet, picking up numerous awards including Best Picture and Best Actor at the Golden Globes and Best Actor at the Baftas last night for lead actor Rami Malek.

 

But the debate between critics and audiences rages on.

 

Among the most common complaints are that the film doesn't sufficiently reflect Freddie Mercury's sexuality, that it fails to cover the suffering he endured at the end of his life – and that it rewrote history by claiming he learnt he had Aids before the band's famous Live Aid performance (in reality, the singer was diagnosed two years later).

 

Full Story: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/2019/02/11/bohemian-rhapsody-really-award-worthy-film-have-say/

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Enjoy the music but don’t forget its a movie not letting truth get in the way of a good story.

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well why does it need special attention? the 80's were the bomb... they are flooding the scene today in other movies and tv shows because they got stable from the 60's and 70's... i don't really ever remember them being as popular as some of the others, Van Halen, Alice Cooper, Ozzie, Madonna, Duran Duran.. to name a few... so "no" not worthy. But this is our opinions.. everyone has good points on yes or no's. 

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I'm glad I downloaded the movie so I could fast forward through it. It reminded me of a 35 mm soap opera. Just Youtube "Queen Live Performances," MUCH more satisfying.

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the only critic needing to be listened to, would be a Dentist...

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Haven't seen it, but wouldn't be surprised. Many unworthy movies won an Oscar for best film. Did these movies deserve it?

 

Shakespear in Love.

Crash.

Rocky.

Gravity.

The English Patient.

Argo.

LaLa Land.

 

I'm sure you can add more.

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Haven't seen it, but wouldn't be surprised. Many unworthy movies won an Oscar for best film. Did these movies deserve it?
 
Shakespear in Love.
Crash.
Rocky.
Gravity.
The English Patient.
Argo.
LaLa Land.
 
I'm sure you can add more.
La La Land is fantastic! But it didn't win the Oscar for Best Picture.

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Just now, brewsterbudgen said:

La La Land is fantastic! But it didn't win the Oscar for Best Picture.

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You're right. It was nominated, but, didn't win. Didn't rate it myself.

How could Shakespeare in Love win over Saving Private Ryan? One of the reasons that the Oscars have a continually shrinking audience and is fast becoming irrelevant.

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Great band, with a midas touch.  Incidentally, they never received much critical acclaim,

 

The biggest draw is hearing Mercury's voice in a concert type setting. So for that alone it ticks the boxes.  I first saw Queen in 1975- simply fantastic.

 

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You're right. It was nominated, but, didn't win. Didn't rate it myself.
How could Shakespeare in Love win over Saving Private Ryan? One of the reasons that the Oscars have a continually shrinking audience and is fast becoming irrelevant.
And you could add Driving Miss Daisy to the list!!

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9 minutes ago, HAKAPALITA said:

Does anyone believe in any awards these days since that disgraceful lout Geldof was made a Sir.

Also, Elton John. A Sir? Should have been made a Dame.

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1 hour ago, HAKAPALITA said:

Cant say that,  it upset the Community here.

Well, if they can't take a joke.......

Quentin Crisp (look him up) called himself "one of the stately homos of England" (word play on stately homes).

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