So it’s a Tuesday morning, Boston time, and we’re sitting here trying to not get too excited over the trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody, the long-awaited Queen biopic that dives into the life of frontman Freddie Mercury. We’ll save some criticism and commentary over the film’s approach and ideals for a later time, and simply allow the majesty of one of rock’s finest bands and vocalists to wash all over us.
Because this shit looks fantastic.
Here’s the description, in case you somehow don’t know what this is all about: “Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.”
Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? We’ll soon find out — Bohemian Rhapsody hits theaters on November 2.