It was definitely mentioned here on this forum by other Canadians. Americans always like taking credit like "Saving Private Ryan" and "Objective Burma" just to name a few movies.Accuracy has never been a strong point with movies. My wife and I really enjoyed the movie “Argo” a few years ago, for instance, even though as Canadians we could probably been really offended, because the removal of the hostages was a Canadian operation, with only partial involvement of the US — a fact barely mentioned in the screen play.
I’m not saying they’re ok by any means. They just bother some more than others.When we get to the point where criticizing a movie because it invents radically fictional aspects of a "true story" makes you a "bitcher", I think there's something wrong.
Sorry, you can't shame me into saying that the huge lies in the movie are okay...
Because I don’t care, I wanted to be entertained first and foremost which this movie did for me. Your problem with accuracy is your issue.
It keeps getting said that "other biopics do it too", which in my mind is a false equivalency. While that might be the case with The Glenn Miller Story (I haven't seen it), there's no biopic that I'm aware of in the last couple of decades that comes anywhere close to the amount of crap that's made up in this film.
Damaging? What the worst that can be learned? That events happened out of turn? That the band really didn’t break up? Damaging to who? Plus I think that most that saw and loved the film know it’s not very accurate as it’s all over social media.When a movie craps out fiction like "BR" does, it's damaging, as now millions of people will believe the lies...
Exactly. I accept that liberties need to be taken. You only have so much time to tell the story, so you can’t include everthing, you have to think about pacing so you have balls juggling over when certain songs are depicted as having being written vs other events etc, but as I earlier pointed out there were ways to more adhere to the facts. For example, I suspected Freddie’s relationship with his parents was contrived for narrative cliche (Freddie’s mother letting him come and go as he pleases in the desparate hope he’ll finally bring home a girl as an obvious hint to his sexuality and the strained relationship with his father to foster the inevitable climatic reconciliation). I might have lost all those scenes entirely to give more screentime to other events.
I feel like the movie was more fiction than fact. All I really believe from this movie was that there were four guys who formed a band and wrote some hit songs, which one of them was a someone daring piece that met with resistance. Freddie once had a girlfriend who remained in his life, Freddie contracted AIDS, and they band had a “finest hour” moment at Live Aid.
It's the truth! You ask if there is going to be a second movie? I said no. You think there might be, I'm fine with that, but I don't think so. That's just my opinion, I could be wrong or right, only time will tell! As to the lack of accuracy regarding Bohemian Rhapsody, it is an issue for some of you. I'm fine with that. However, the majority of us don't have any major issues with it, are you guys fine with us? It doesn't appear so.
Accuracy has never been a strong point with movies. My wife and I really enjoyed the movie “Argo” a few years ago, for instance, even though as Canadians we could probably been really offended, because the removal of the hostages was a Canadian operation, with only partial involvement of the US — a fact barely mentioned in the screen play.
I’m not saying they’re ok by any means. They just bother some more than others.
To me, the film was so entertaining that I was able to forgive the filmmakers for those errors and fabrications. Again, it’s not a documentary so it was easy.
Damaging? What the worst that can be learned? That events happened out of turn? That the band really didn’t break up? Damaging to who? Plus I think that most that saw and loved the film know it’s not very accurate as it’s all over social media.
I think you’re overestimating it’s “damage”.
What makes you think millions believe everything they saw and accepting everything as truth?The "damage" is that millions of people now believe the movie's lies. They'll think that Queen broke up, etc., whereas these events never happened.
No, it's not "damaging" in the way lies from the White House are damaging, but I think it's a bad thing when fiction becomes commonly accepted as fact, and that's going to happen here.
Does it affect the functioning of the world that millions of people now think Queen broke up in 1982 - or whenever - and reunited for Live Aid? Obviously not, but I still view it as a negative whenever ANY lies get accepted as truth...
So what?Claiming the band wrote "We Are the Champions" in 1980 and not 1977? Annoying, but not a dealbreaker.
Claiming the band broke up for years and reunited for Live Aid? BZZZZZ!
Using Freddie's not-yet-diagnosed AIDS as audience manipulation? BZZZZ!
It only gets ugly, if you let it get that way. I really liked this film and enjoyed it immensely. Therefore, I really have nothing else to say about the contrary views regarding it. The film has done very well at the box office and will do the same on home video. I spoke my piece.What makes you think millions believe everything they saw and accepting everything as truth?
Again you’re overestimating the films impact on audiences. I think we’re smarter than that.
Jeez this thread is turning ugly.
What makes you think millions believe everything they saw and accepting everything as truth?
Can’t you just accept that those issues do not bother most people? Yes most. I believe most don’t care and accept them as dramatic license.
If it bothers you and others that fine. Just don’t make out those that aren’t bothered as not caring or crazy somehow for enjoying the film despite these issues.
Yeah, people aren't that smart. These days, the facts and truth are whatever you want them to be if you can get enough people to believe you or buy tickets. No one wants to put in the effort to look up the actual facts/events.Millions of people saw "JFK" - one of the most ludicrous collections of lies ever put on screen - as fact.
Why wouldn't most people accept "BR" as accurate? Do you think the millions who saw it went home to research the facts/fiction?