For two weeks in a row Marvelous Geeks episodes feature two lovely former coworkers turned friends, Malia Dickinson and Sarah Parsons to discuss all sorts of topics pertaining to the minds of creative souls and all the social media aficionados, too. We talk all things spreading kindness, business, finances, Disney, the MCU, cons, the films we want to see more, and scream about our love for 2018’s Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
So few films hold up after multiple viewings, Bohemian Rhapsody standing high as one of the rare ones to do so. And here’s the gist of it all, the tea if you will, Bohemian Rhapsody deserves, essentially demands to be watched more than once — we discuss that fervently in the episode because it’s easy to get lost in the film’s magic the first time. It’s easy to miss integral details tucked delicately in the background to celebrate an even greater story, an even greater legacy. It’s incredible the first time, but it’s astonishing afterwards. Quote us on this. We often forget that the stories of legends don’t belong to the fans as much as we believe they, too. The intimacy during the moments most sacred to them. And for so long that was a tremendous argument against the changes in Bohemian Rhapsody’s timeline — changes that still made for a remarkable film, which celebrated a remarkable frontman, and a remarkable band. Freddie Mercury’s story doesn’t belong to you or me, the energy on the stage, the noteworthy voice, and the memorable performances perhaps, belong somewhat to us and moments that we’ve lived through with the songs blaring backstage. The stories we’ve all created with Queen. But that’s just it, a biopic isn’t a documentary, it’s a version of a story, largely focused on the fact that the beating heart of Queen was their unyielding love for one another. A love that could be seen and felt even during the moments where they appeared at odds. It’s a story. It’s a story that prompts more research. And a story that’s more than meets the eye. It’s an experience, and truly, a fantastic one if you allow yourself to dive in to the little moments that make it an absolute masterpiece painting Freddie Mercury and Queen in a stunning, revolutionary light.
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