Poorly executed movie, let us be honest
This is not a good movie. And in no way "best movie" category material.
Indeed, Queen alone demands attention and warrant interests, and that surely kept me in my seat. But I felt I was just waiting for the final climax at Live Aid throughout the whole experience. I kept thinking this was really poorly executed and told in an unnecessarily bland way. Cliched buildup and inaccuracies in the lore, just to fill the form of how a biopic is usually put together.
Example of a missed opportunity is how amazing it was when people sang along in Rio. This is told through them watching it on TV. Imagine if it was truly conveyed through the story. I felt it was a rescued mess in the editing room, to avoid tanking completely. Not a good movie, by any means. Not bad either, the acting was interesting but really when it comes down to it this is all it was. Remove the eccentricities of Malek, and we have an empty shell.
A typical BBC type TV movie. Nothing more, nothing less.