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It should come as little surprise that Bohemian Rhapsody won our film of the year accolade. A picture focused around one of the greatest frontmen in music should win on a music platform with you, the biggest fans of music.
But that’s not the only reason Freddy Mercury’s biopic was so well received, not only by music fans, but by the cinematic world. The performance from Malek transforms this film into an experience that you have a front row seat for.
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Freddie Mercury was one in a million, truly larger than life, so I can only imagine the pressure must have been crippling for Malek to fill these shoes. He admirably rises to the challenge and suddenly it seems absurd to think that he wasn’t actually the first choice to play this role. Initially, comedy star Sacha Baron Cohen was said to be the man for the job and granted he does bear a remarkable resemblance to Freddie, but that’s where the buck stops. In terms of actually delivering a solid performance, I’m not convinced his portrayal of Freddie would have been anywhere near as good and I know a lot of people have said the same.
Bohemian Rhapsody is definitely worth you checking out. It is partly a deep and heartfelt biopic of Freddie’s life, but it’s also a journey through Queen’s discography, charting how some of their most popular tracks came to be. The final scene depicts Queen’s legendary appearance at Live Aid back in 1985 and every major hit that hasn’t already been featured in the film beforehand.
1st. Bohemian Rhapsody
2nd. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
5th. First Man
ICM AWARDS 2018
As 2018 draws to a close, IndieCentralMusic looks back at the greatest new guitar bands, right through some of the best live performances and even the most jaw-dropping films! With an array of categories, we want to hear from you. What has stood out to you this year? Cast your votes throughout this week for all of our awards; Greatest Discovery, Best International Act, ICM Film of the Year, Best Live Performance, Album of the Year, and the highly-anticipated, Track of the Year.