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Bohemian Rhapsody-- yes or no?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by alaskaleftybass, Oct 25, 2018.


  1. Yes, Freddy rules!

    49.8%
  2. Meh, I might see it when it rolls out digital

    22.4%
  3. Didn't much care for Queen or Freddy

    13.4%
  4. Other (please elaborate below)

    6.0%
  5. Carrots. Are you bored today?

    8.5%
  1. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    As a musician's forum, how does everyone feel about the new Freddy Mercury movie? I haven't heard much about it, never read reviews, or plan to see it as I have a ton of Queen material left to me by my brother. They were never one of my favorite bands but I see the value in their contribution, and there are still fans to this day.

    What say ye, TB'ers? Yay or nay?
     
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  2. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I'll see it because I see everything but Freddy Mercury didn't lead a pg13 life so to make a pg13 movie about him seems wrong. And it should've been Sasha Baron Cohen. I'm not expecting much.
     
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  3. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    As a big Queen fan, I'll see it one way or another. In fact, my 15-year-old son is interested as well.
     
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  4. Mushroo

    Mushroo Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2007
    Massachusetts, USA
    Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, James Brown, and Jerry Lee Lewis didn't lead "PG-13 lives" and yet Ray, Walk the Line, Get on Up, and Great Balls of Fire are all PG-13 movies.

    I have zero interest in seeing Rami Malek's wiener.
     
  5. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    It's not about seeing wieners. It's about the tone of the movie. Those other movies were good. I'm ready to have my expectations subverted.
     
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  6. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    I probably won't see it, because I don't go to movies or even rent them. But, maybe someday I'll just load up on all of 'em, including this one.
     
  7. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    Same here.
     
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  8. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    There are some good movies to be seen. You guys are missing out.
     
  9. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    I'll pass.
    I'm not much of a movie theater guy, and I never really cared for the band Queen.

    -Mike
     
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  10. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    Lots of movies I'm missing out on. Oh, well. I don't watch TV, either. My discretionary blow of time is spent on TB and the occasional bout of sportsball spectating.
     
  11. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    One issue for me is the financial investment to find out. If the movies had a money back guarantee, I may be more inclined to give it a try.
    As it stands, I have to cough up $30-40 for a couple tickets and snacks and hope what I'm about to watch is to my liking. If it's not, too bad.
    Don't even get me started on sitting in a dark room with a bunch of strangers in seats who knows what was going on in them before I got there, with floors my feet will stick to if I leave them still too long, while the people around me are eating popcorn like it's the first meal they've had in three weeks. When they aren't stuffing their face with popcorn, they're burping, talking, whispering annoyingly loud, or playing on their phones.
    So yeah, spending my free time surfing TBOT and eating Cheez-Its is more appealing in my world.

    -Mike
     
  12. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    I think it's worth it to wait for it for $1.50 in the Video Express vending machine at the market......
     
  13. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    AMC stubs a list. $20 a month for three movies a week. I don't buy food from them. I refuse. It's ridiculous. Exponential markups on popcorn and a five dollar thing of sour patch kids? No. I'll agree other people in theaters are savages.
     
  14. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    I've tried to go to the movies and not buy snacks. I fail every time.
    Sporting events, it's no problem to avoid it.

    -Mike
     
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  15. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    Doesn't bother me in the least, if they're great I'll most likely see them eventually for free. Not really a big fan of music vids either. Yel_wink.
     
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  16. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    I'll see it on my next trans-Atlantic flight, probably.

    * Flights aside, I haven't paid to watch a movie (in a theatre) since "A Fish Called Wanda" was first released... :)
     
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  17. Fxpmusic

    Fxpmusic

    Jul 5, 2013
    That’s the main reason I wanted to see this movie...

    Joke aside, I’m carefully optimistic about it. Then again, I’m always weary of biopics of my artistic idols. Haven’t seen Get On Up yet actually.
     
  18. bobba66

    bobba66

    May 18, 2006
    Arlington, Texas
    Maybe I'll get really baked and go see it at the midnite movies.:woot:
     
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  19. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    Thanks everyone. Many points of view.
     
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