TL;DR – Today we run through the 2019 Oscars Nominees to predict who we think will win
Today is Oscars day and in a couple of hours,
we will know all the winners in what has been one of the more fraught Oscar
campaigns that I have personally seen. But as we prepare for the night of
glitz, glamour, and maybe not having an
awkward opening monologue that still has to live in Hugh Jackman’s shadow, I
thought I would take a moment to look at the nominees to give our views as to
who we think will win.
TL;DR – At the heart is the powerful story of Freddie Mercury, but you can see the difficulties of adapting a life as grand as his into a standard film runtime.
Score – 3 out of 5 stars
Post-Credit Scene – There footage during the credits that you want to stay back for.
There have been a lot of productions that have been stuck in ‘production hell’
for years before they get made (and some never exit it) and one of the big
casualties of this was the Queen/Freddie Mercury biopic. It had gone through
multiple directors and leading cast before finally going into production, only
to find out that the difficulties were not done there. With clashes on set and
the inevitable replacement of the director befalling production. When this has
happened in the past, it has led to at best an uneven film, but often times the
final product is a complete mess. Thankfully, Bohemian Rhapsody avoids the latter but you can still see the
problems under the hood.