The movie, named after Queen’s (arguably) most popular song Bohemian Rhapsody pays homage to the band, and also to Freddie Mercury.
Mercury died in 1991, far too soon for his time, but now fans can get a glimpse behind the curtain at a slightly fictionalised version of Mercury’s life.
Does the Queen movie have a new trailer?
Yes, and the new trailer brings fans to the very beginning.
The trailer’s soundtrack is an expertly crafted mashup of Queen’s greatest hits, without feeling like a recycling of Queen’s greatest hits.
Most of the trailer takes place long before Bohemian Rhapsody was released, and shows the band figuring the song out.
From the multitude of Gallileos to cardboard tubes as microphones, the ensemble performance both as actors and musicians is enough to make you forget you’re watching actors altogether.
The trailer only hints at Freddie’s eventual and untimely death, with Malek saying somberly “What if I don’t have time?”
The rest of the Bohemian Rhapsody trailer is a raucous, emotional, and uplifting snippet of what will be an even bigger and better full-length film.
Bohemian Rhapsody’s trailer also gives us a sneak peek into how another of Queen’s most famous songs was made.
“I want to give the audiences a song that they can perform,” Brian May (played by Gwylim Lee) says, before stomping out the universally recognised opening beats to We Will Rock You.
Watching the trailer, it’s hard to recognise Malek as the delusional hero of the Netflix hit TV series Mr Robot.
“We’re all legends,” Freddie says as the trailer comes to its close, and the audience can tell from the few minutes in this trailer, the movie will pay homage not only to Mercury’s genius but to Queen as a whole.
One gets the impression that being a Queen fan is not a prerequisite to seeing Bohemian Rhapsody.
The story is about a man, a band, and a thirst to make music — an undertaking full of strife, love, and joy.
For those who doubt the movie’s authenticity, Brian May and Roger Taylor, Mercury’s bandmates, were two of its producers.
Bohemian Rhapsody is in cinemas Wednesday, October 24, 2018.