Since 1986, not a single movie that the Golden Globe award for best film won such bad reviews as ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, the film about Qa-singer Freddie Mercury. The biopic won Monday in addition, the Globe for best actor in the person of Remi Malek, the man who is the legendary muziekicoon incarnated. Queen guitarist Brian May called after the end of the Globe-ceremony all the criticism on the film as “unjustified”.
On the well-known filmratingssite Rotten Tomatoes got “Bohemian Rhapsody”, a score of less than 62 percent. Of the Globe-winners did over the past 33 years, only the romantic drama ‘Out of Africa’ (starring Meryl Streep) in 1986, even worse, with a rating of 60 percent. Of all the Globe-winners since the creation in 1944 of the prizes awarded by the foreign filmpers in Hollywood, the Queen-film at number 128 of the 149. The worst Globe winner of all time, the Bible story of ‘The Robe’ with Richard Burton as the Roman who ordered Jesus of Nazareth to be crucified. The film got a rating of 33 percent, perhaps coincidentally, the age at which Jesus (as) died.
The criticism of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, among other things, the omission in the print of Mercury’s homosexuality.
In the newspaper Chicago Tribune bend filmrecensente Nina Metz, as a result of the prices for the autobiography and the “on true fact-based” musical-comedywinnaar ‘Green Book’ are detailed on the key question: how many “true facts” should be a movie that pretends on true events or real people based? She admits that it is not the accuracy required is that, for example, documentaries have to apply, nor that every detail undisputed “where”. Assessing bothers they are in that “gray zone” between fiction and non-fiction so typical for the “based on a true story”movies.
In particular, the moment in the film when Mercury gets to hear that he is hiv-positive, is a “poetic freedom”, intended to tension much better, and can be for the journalist, not by the bracket. Facts to change the audience’s emotion to manipulate, according to Metz, not in movies who pretend their topic is serious to tackle.
The problem is that very few moviegoers the movie afterwards on his travels are going to examine and that many people really believe that the movie, especially if it is a “biography”, a perfect representation of the real life of the subject.