Queen proves that their legendary status is beyond years as their film is now regarded as the second-highest grossing music biopic of all time. Although they received some backlash when they released their very first trailer, one thing is for sure, when it comes to Queen, they are untouchable.

The mystique of Queen

There’s a reason why they are considered one of the greatest bands of all time. Queen is on the same plateau as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin. So what makes Queen special? Apart from their God-given talents, they are arguably the most flamboyant of bands with an uncanny theatrics in their musical style.

Also, they had the greatest showman in rock band history, Freddie Mercury. Having a four-octave vocal range, Mercury didn’t only use his powerful voice to captivate fans, but his artistry was on full display. He was so ahead of his time that some of the producers thought that he was crazy.

The legend of Freddie Mercury

The biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” might be too controversial to an extent, but it perfectly depicts what the band is all about. Mr Robot actor, Rami Malek was able to portray Freddie Mercury but he did admit that playing the role was very challenging. For those who aren’t familiar, Farrokh Bulsara or most commonly known as Freddie Mercury is the most colourful lead singer in history.

Although he was hesitant at first to reveal his secret, he did finally come out of the closet. This was not really a shocker, especially to close friends and relatives. Prior to the biopic being created, this is one of the biggest fears of the producers.

To this day, same-sex relationship and AIDS are delicate agendas that not everybody has the guts to talk about.

However, Freddie was able to walk that thin line perfectly. During one of his last interview before he died, he was asked if there’s anything he would like to change in his life. Mercury didn’t hesitate to answer the question and stated that he lived a full life and he has no plan in changing anything at all.

History made

Looking back, the only biopic ahead of “Bohemian Rhapsody” in history is ‘“Straight Outta Compton” which was released 2015.

Both are exceptional regarding their storyline and they do deserve all the credit. “Bohemian Rhapsody” was also instrumental in bridging the gap between generations. They might be an old band but they do have timeless songs that will last forever. As of the moment, the biopic is still showing in cinemas all over the world.