DH and I missed seeing this film at the cinema and then we bought the DVD and have not got around to watching it (!) but it is now on our TV Channel so, whilst I have been in the kitchen this afternoon, I have watched it. Brilliant!
We are both huge Queen fans and “our record” is “It’s a Kind of Magic” by Queen which was released in 1986 when we started dating. I was actually a huge fan of Queen from their first records in the 1970’s, all my friends were more into The Osmands or a Scottish Group called The Bay City Rollers, but I was definitely into Rock and in fact the first single I bought (showing my age now!!!!) was “We are The Champions”!!!!
Sadly we never got to see Queen live but in 2008 we did get to see Brian May, Roger Taylor and Paul Rodgers as Queen live in Nottingham and they were great and they had also included Freddie via hologram and it was a stunning set. However I really do wish we had seen them live in the 1980’s.
Rami Malek who plays Freddie in the film is fantastic and deserved to win the Oscar for Best Actor but the other actors, Gwilym Lee (Brian May), Ben Hardy (Roger Taylor) and Joe Mazzello (John Deacon) were also inspired casting and Queen came to life in the film. I think it also helps that it was produced by Brian May and Roger Taylor as well so is accurate.
Of course the story is about the Band but it is the music which is really the whole thing of the film and to be honest is still as good today as it was when it was originally released.
This has set me up very well for the Retro 80’s Event tomorrow evening! Hopefully I will get some good pictures for Monday. Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Susie xx