This movie studio went so far as to throw around some “junkets” to a couple of their favorite trades to see if they could come out of the gate with stellar reviews about this new biopic being released.
Not even with that money being thrown around could they get anything close to a positive review for the new movie about a singer.
Bohemian Rhapsody Review: This Musical Biopic is No Killer Queen
Bohemian Rhapsody, the long-awaited musical biopic about British rock band Queen and particularly their lead singer Freddie Mercury, traveled a rocky road during its journey to the big screen. The movie went through multiple changes in personnel (lead actor in particular) before Rami Malek was cast as Mercury and Bryan Singer signed on to direct. Bohemian Rhapsody’s woes didn’t end there either, as Singer was fired in the midst of production for his unexplained absence from the film’s set, after clashing with the cast/crew. Unfortunately, the final movie result doesn’t really justify all the fuss it took to get made, either. Despite a strong performance by Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody plays out as an excessively sanitized version of Queen’s story, rather than a labor of love.- Source