Bohemian Rhapsody wasn’t a terrible movie. It was fine and Rami Malek‘s performance as Freddie Mercury was one worthy of recognition. Having said that, the movie also had some issues. First and foremost, it didn’t offer much of anything new to the biopic formula. A lot of biopics fall victim to telling essentially the same story. The subject strives to achieve success in their chosen field, the subject achieves success, the subject falls victim to the pitfalls that come with success, which can include, but are not limited to, sex, drugs, and an ego the size of a skyscraper, From there, the subject hits rock bottom and then comes out the other side having learned a lesson. The subject achieves success again, but appreciates it more now.