Queen – We Will Rock You
Directed by Richard E. Brooks
Two or three-time in a generation a musical group or an artist comes along who leaves their mark on the world instantly. In the past we’ve seen The Beatles, Elvis, and Bob Dylan do exactly that. In 1971 Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon formed Queen and changed the way people heard rock and roll. This band was formed in the UK but by the time A Night at the Opera was released they were international stars.
We Will Rock You was filmed during an amazing performance in Montreal, Canada in 1981. The playlist is amazing including favorites like Bohemian Rhapsody, Killer Queen, and I’m In Love With My Car. Also featured are some lesser known gems like Love Of My Life and a cover of Jailhouse Rock. With digital sound and a high-definition picture this is an experience worth having. I wasn’t lucky enough to see these guys live so this is my consolation.
I would recommend this film for any music lover out there. Queen was a band that had a shorter run than seems fair. With the death of their charismatic lead singer Freddie Mercury the band has faded from view. Others have come along to sing for the remaining members but the magic isn’t there.
The camera work is amazing and travels well throughout the songs and interludes. The sound quality is also amazing given that this was recorded in a stadium. I give this film a 4 out of 5 stars.
Rating: Not Rated (There isn’t anything bad.)
Running Time: 96 minutes