This movie had me at cat lover (HaHa!) ....but seriously, I could not have picked a better way to have seen this movie for the first time. I'm sure I would probably be just about the last person to finally view this movie; but under the stars on an outside pool deck of a cruise ship traveling South through the Caribbean islands was the BEST!
Bohemian Rhapsody shed so much light, at least for me, on the life of the flamboyant and hugely talented Freddie Mercury. He seemed to be in the right place at the right time and his voice solidified his place in this band, his family, as they liked to call each other, which was eventually named Queen.
As a lover of music and live concerts, I have to say this is a moving flick that lets the viewer in on some of the events in Freddie's life that made him who he was. From the actor portrayal, we see into the tenderness of his heart that was there for the 'love of his life'; he seemed to want to be the center of attention yet so lonely at the same time. Often he was looking for 'real' friends in his life, and, yes, he was a huge cat lover.
As one of the first 'superstars' to contract and publicly announce he was inflicted with AIDS, it was a shocking eye opener at the time. I actually remember this announcement vividly, and days later we lost him.
The genius that was Queen, came from every member of the band. As they go on without him these recent years, I'm sure that continues to be the case.
There will never be another Freddie Mercury...those teeth (allowing for such range), those outfits, the stage moves....and that VOICE! This movie is a definite classic and one that I will personally watch again and again.
Thank you to the Carnival Breeze for the show!