Friday 6th December 2019 7.30pm
You don’t have to love Queen to really enjoy this film, though it might help.
The movie had a slightly troubled path to completion, with Sacha Baron Cohen being the original Freddie Mercury and Stephen Fears or David Fincher being the director.
Sacha Baron Cohen wanted a fairly outrageous version of Freddie Mercury’s life, a lot like it had been in real life. But the remaining members of the band had a different view and so a different actor and director were found.
And so some people felt that the end result was a slightly safer version of Freddie’s life.
However, the film is still a great movie, with an outstanding and Oscar-winning performance by Rami Malek as Freddie.
And, of course the music is great and there’s lots of it in the film. So Queen fans should be delighted.