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Old 06-06-2018, 07:58 AM   #21
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I wish it was a two part movie so we could get the whole story. Maybe they will if this one does really well.

If they tried to do it all in one, people would complain they glossed over too many important aspects of his life. If they put it all in the movie would be too long. You're not going to please everyone. I'm just happy we're getting a movie about part of his life so more people can see how awesome he was.
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Old 06-06-2018, 12:44 PM   #22
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Don't really have a strong opinion on a trailer, but if they end the story at Live Aid that really is shameful in my opinion.
i was thinking that ending the movie as the band is about to take the stage would really leave you wanting a part two to the movie
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Old 06-06-2018, 12:55 PM   #23
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i was thinking that ending the movie as the band is about to take the stage would really leave you wanting a part two to the movie
Depends...if the movie is about Queen and the influence of Mercury on the group/music then that is a great place to end the movie. They were very much on the down swing before that live aid performance. That performance put them back, well maybe not on the map, but put them back up on the pedestal of one the greatest bands. It was one of the more stunning performances in rock history and one that at the time wasn't really expected.

It was also perhaps THE performance that showed everyone in the world how powerful a performer Mercury was. It is the highlight of their careers. They stole show on a day that included strong performances by Dire Straits, U2, Sting, Elton John, The Who and Bowie.

If it's a Mercury biography then I'd agree but I believe it's more the former (despite the marketing).

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Queen was always huge in Europe and around the world. The last American tour with Freddie was in 1982, and it was like Queen and the US forgot about each other.
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Queen was always huge in Europe and around the world. The last American tour with Freddie was in 1982, and it was like Queen and the US forgot about each other.
Yes they were big in Europe and they had one final tour after Live aid.

Live aid is considered their greatest ever performance (thanks mostly to Freddie). If it's a film about Queen then it makes sense that is where the movie ends. At the pinnacle of their career. I don't particulary want to see Brian May painful divorce and Freddie Mercury's death post Live-aid played out on a movie looking at the formation and rise of the band.

Again a personal biography would be different. Then I want to see Freddie in his last moments played out on screen and how he continued to impact music until that time and, well, continuing into today.

We'll have to see how the movie plays to decide if they did the first one and accomplished what they wanted, or if they did the latter (or got caught in the middle) and dropped the ball.

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Old 06-06-2018, 07:45 PM   #26
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If you're in here you're probably a fan and have seen the Live Aid concert. If not, here's a good version of it to give you an idea of what everyone is talking about. The crowd they were playing to and the performance they gave. I still get chills watching it. He had the audience eating out of his hand.


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Queen was always huge in Europe and around the world. The last American tour with Freddie was in 1982, and it was like Queen and the US forgot about each other.
combination of things I think.
to me Hot Space is a steaming pile of crap. that killed them.
plus I think the states didn't like the gay/bisexual Freddie, and the I want to Break Free video put the final nail in the coffin.
probably didn't help for that video that the states likely never got the sense of humor of the band and didn't know what coronation street was.
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I remember a Brian May interview where he mentioned how the Wayne's World scene got them America back and how happy that would have made Freddy (he died the year prior to WW release).
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trailer #2 would seem to suggest that they will delve into freddie's personal life

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Sweet. I would go to a theater to watch that.
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