When Titanic first premiered in 1997 no one went to the theaters without knowing what was waiting for them at the end of the movie. In each Lord of the Rings screen adaptation, most of the moviegoers knew the plot step by step thanks to the books. When a superhero movie presents itself as the first of a trilogy, no one doubts that the main character will most likely survive whatever foe stands in his or her way. There are not many surprises in these situations, but that doesn't mean people still go to the movies to watch and be a part of these stories. Because the joy is in the journey, not in the destination.
This movie is no different. No one will attend the theaters to watch Bohemian Rhapsody to discover what Queen or who Freddie Mercury were. The reason why people will go to watch this movie may vary. Maybe they haven't listened to their classic hits for a while, lost in the modern-era music; or maybe they are die-hard fans of the band and can't wait to learn more about them. But something is certain, they'll all be experiencing the story of one of the most iconic bands of all time, perfectly brought to life by Rami Malik as Freddie and portrayed by Gwilym Lee as Brian May, Joseph Mazzello as John Deacon and Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor.
Bohemian Rhapsody will take us to the very beginning of the band, when Freddie was just a fan of a small act called Smile, whose lead singer decided to part, and opened the gates for destiny to do it's thing. The way their music evolved, their fights with record executives, the search for the soul of their music, their innovation, creativity and their journey to self-discovery are among all the things we will be feasting our eyes and ears upon. And even though the movie includes every Queen member, it's very difficult not to make Freddie the main protagonist of the story. After all, the same happened on stage, where even Brian May's virtuosity on the guitar was often shadowed by Mercury's showmanship.
Our theaters are waiting for you to watch Queen take their rightful place in the rock and entertainment history throne.