Rami Malek in the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Thapsody

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  1. Jack Parkman

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  3. BrickTamland

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    Big Queen fan.

    Fat Bottom Girls is my theme song :taxes:
     
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  4. NilesIrish

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    Oh boy does that look good.
     
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  6. Detlef Schrempf

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    Everytime I saw a side view of Malek I thought, “Oh wow, he really looks like Freddie Mercury,” and then they’d show him looking at the camera and I was immediately reminded, “ oh no that’s The skinny uncle fester looking guy from that TNT show I don’t watch.”
     
  7. Tony Ray Bans

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    Wasn't Sacha Baron Cohen originally supposed to play Freddie? Heard there was some beef over not getting an R rating.

    Still excited tho
     
  8. Bo Pelinis

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    He would have looked a lot more like Freddie.
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  9. Kent Pavelka

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    Yeah I guess Cohen wanted a kind of grittier history and Brian May et al want something a little more feel-good iirc
     
  10. IHHH

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    That is correct, just not sure why it didn’t work out.

    Would’ve been weird but he really looks like Freddie Mercury. If he pulled it off it could’ve been such a great way for him to get recognition.
     
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    Internet has to go and get all sensitive about it using nothing but a 2min trailer. Studio using the term “life-threatening illness” instead of saying AIDS and there being quick clips of “romance with women” and no gay sex :meh:

    Movie looks great
     
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    He said in an interview that May wanted to whitewash a lot of the crazy shit they (Freddy) had done and, for some reason, Freddy's death was the midpoint of the movie and the second half was about their post-Mercury experience. I'm hoping that's been changed because its fucking insane if true.
     
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  13. Kent Pavelka

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    Yeah that’s goddamn ludicrous
     
  14. Biship

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    Cohen would have won an Oscar
     
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    That trailer Looks great. I know what I’m doing on my birthday.
     
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    Saw the movie this afternoon. Feel like it was a bit of a letdown. Malek was great though. Him reenacting the entire Live Aid performance step for step was pretty awesome.
     
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    Did not see but the one critic I heard was that it was rushed and felt like it. They really did not dig into the characters.

    She was disapointed with the movie.
     
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  20. BayouMafia

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    Radio guys I listen to watched it last night and felt exactly the same on all three points.

    You FTW
     
  21. chet fire

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    Happy birthday.
     
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  22. Pelican Grove

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    Yeah feel the same way. Definitely rushed. Instead of trying to throw the origin of each of their hit songs in, they could have focused on just BR, then more into the band breaking up and getting back together — leading into live aid.
     
  23. BayouMafia

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    They never broke up
     
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    Felt like a two and a half hour Queen concert. Which, don’t get me wrong, the music is great, but it just felt a little shallow. I was ready for it to be over by the time the Live Aid show started.
     
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  25. NilesIrish

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    I botched that bad. Thought it came out next weekend. But Thanks.
     
  26. Lyrtch

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    iirc the surviving band members had no interest in a real substantive movie and squashed any attempts to do so
     
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    Correct. They would only approve a romanticized version so that’s what was made.
     
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  30. paulski

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    Heh. All I'll say is that I thoroughly enjoyed the movie that was actually made as opposed to the one that wasn't. And going by ticket sales and audience feedback, apparently millions of people around the world would agree.
     
  31. Clown Baby

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    This is the same attitude that led to two decades of the Big Bang Theory
     
  32. IHHH

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    Heard opinions from both end of the spectrum, did not see it but my gut feeling from hearing what people are saying is that it’s an enjoyable movie but far from a masterpiece and not close enough to reality.
     
  33. IHHH

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    Jesus, what a bunch of cunts

    Why did they hate him so much?
     
  34. hipsterjoe

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    quick name a band member not named Freddy and tell me all about them

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    That’s why
     
  35. Clown Baby

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    Brian may
     
  36. Clown Baby

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    I bet hipsterjoe feels extremely stupid right now
     
  37. hipsterjoe

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    you didn’t tell me all about them as per my request so whoopsadasies somebody really screwed the pooch on that one I won’t say who but it was you
     
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    I get it but not really at the same time, he made them famous and rich. Without him they never make it so big. I guess they don’t see it that way.
     
  39. Clown Baby

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    Because I was so busy hitting respond so that you knew I was quick on the draw
     
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  40. IHHH

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    Brian May is such a back vocal type of name.
     
  41. hipsterjoe

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    not sure what the rush is

    this thread is about as popular as the remaining members of queen
     
  42. Clown Baby

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    For the record, Brian May has had a success perm for 40 years now
     
  43. hipsterjoe

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    he’s also an astrophysicist and one of the best guitar players of all time but is quite the asshole
     
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    I thought Freddie Mercury was an astrophysicist and one of the best guitarist of all time. And quite the asshole too
     
  45. hipsterjoe

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    it’s a common misconception but Freddie liked astroglide and was fond of assholes in the literal sense
     
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    Was definitely rushed but I enjoyed rocking out to Queen and that recreation of the Live Aid show was awesome
     
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  48. MG2

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    I don't know if they really hate Mercury. A lot of it is probably just a function of the living members of the band being around to make sure they look as good as possible while Freddie just isn't here to do the same. That's what tends to happen in these bio pics when the subjects are alive and involved.
     
  49. chet fire

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    Oh yeah? Well how come no one got upset when Bon Scott died halfway through the AC/DC movie?