As a lover of Queen’s music, Freddie Mercury’s voice, and movies in general, I was excited to see their story told and music performed on the big screen. I was not disappointed. “Bohemian Rhapsody” combined Queen’s memorable music with the amazing and heartbreaking story of Freddie Mercury’s life.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” follows the formation of the band and how they came to success, starting from their humble beginnings performing at bars and ending at their revolutionary performance for Live Aid.
Since the movie covers a period of 14 years, the pacing can be rushed, and it glosses over multiple important moments. I appreciate that they showed both the good and bad of Freddie’s actions while still emphasizing his accomplishments and talent.
My favorite part of the movie was the the acting. Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury and the actors for the rest of the band did a phenomenal job of bringing these legends to life. Another aspect that I enjoyed was the use of music to convey the events on screen. Hearing my favorite Queen songs and seeing how they were recorded made the movie so much more exciting.
Of course the movie wasn’t completely accurate to real life events, but Brian May and Roger Taylor helped write and produce the movie, which gives me faith that they were true to Freddie and Queen’s story. Even if some events were left out or changed, I think this movie did a great job of honoring one of the most influential and talented rock bands of all time. Overall, I would give “Bohemian Rhapsody” a seven out of ten, because even with some major flaws, it gave me a new appreciation for Queen and was a fun musical experience.
Kate Whyte, Copy Editor
Taylor Swift wows the crowd with a rumble on the stage
Taylor Swift played in Arlington and Houston, Texas and wowed the crowd. She was stunning, beautiful, and just brilliant with how she put on a performance.
Ever since I was seven years old I wished to see my role model in a live concert and it finally happened, twice within a week!
During both performances she sang beautifully, and knew how to work the stage. She had a main stage and two smaller stages. She took a lift to one and walked to the other.
She went from singing her newest albums to bringing it back to her older albums. She was so sweet to the audience and gave everyone a bracelet that lit up to her songs that sang and corresponded with it all.
When she was done singing a song or talking to the audience, everyone cheered. She would give a big smile, and you could tell she just loved what she did, seeing the people that love her, wish they could meet her, and wish to be her.
At least that’s me.
During one of her songs she brought out a big inflatable snake that just blew the crowd away. It was center stage and looked as if it were real, but that would be absurd.
My favorite song that she had sang was “Shake it Off” because she had so much energy with the song and knew how to put the groove in the tune.
She definitely had everyone on their toes and had their voices echoing the stadiums. All I can say is she is incredibly remarkable and I hope to see her again.