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Sacha Baron Cohen's Bohemian Rhapsody would have been much more "outrageous"

Sacha Baron Cohen's Bohemian Rhapsody would have been much more

But in reality, Mercury did not even know he had the disease before Live Aid. "They were much more conventional".

The folks over at IndieWire have collected just a few of the responses from critics, including this gem from UPROXX's Mike Ryan: "I've never seen a film distort its facts in such a punitive way". The script uses Mercury's devastating diagnosis to reunite the band and frames Live Aid as their return to the stage. Rami stars as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in the movie and it's generating a ton of Oscar buzz. It's like the movie wants to punish Freddie Mercury.

Prior to Bohemian Rhapsody's release, the biggest ever music biopic movie was F. Gary Gray's Straight Outta Compton, about rap legends NWA, which made $201 million in all, in 2015. However, the movie itself has drawn some very critical reviews.

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As for the second major factual inaccuracy in Bohemian Rhapsody, the film portrays Freddie Mercury as a sort of villain for wanting to cash in and pursue a solo career with an album of his own. As for Mercury, his first solo effort Mr.

It wouldn't be surprising to hear choruses of "We Are the Champions" echoing through the halls of 20th Century Fox thanks to the bodacious box office of "Bohemian Rhapsody", with the Queen biopic skyrocketing beyond expectations for a $50-million opening weekend.

Meanwhile, the true story is quite different: Other members of Queen went solo before Mercury did, the band toured together for the year leading up to Live Aid to support their album The Works, and Mercury's illness is not what brought the band back together.


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