• Released
  • September 20, 2012
  • PG , 1 hr 55 min
  • Documentary
    Music/Performing Arts

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Freddie's Light ...

By top1cat1
Written September 28, 2012
...shown so bright we are twenty years on still thrilled by his awesome power, chaisma, and courage. Clarvoyently, Freddie "decended upon our earth from the skies" as advertised. For band fans, it was unique to see a set that included rare "early Queen" songs. From the American perspective, a performance like this had a chance to capture America back, but alas they ran out of time... I brought a friend that missed them live. The guy is a walking encyclopedia of rock and saw most all comers as I did. He was most impressed by Queen and surprised to be so by the end of the movie. The cinima missed much of Master May's homespun guitar genius, which was too bad. The sound needed to be digital, and directors missed building anticipation of the moment prior to opening - a key ingredient of live Queen. Despite all, it was a treat to go that I hope can be repeated. Queen live is a must experience for any rock fan. Budapest is sadly as close as we can likely get.
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Too quiet

By Calvinpeck13
Written September 28, 2012
The 20 min documentary was excellent as a precursor to the 'show'. The concert was great with wonderful sound quality and hi-def picture. The bits of before and after footage interspersed were well done. My complaint is with the volume. It was too low- not even loud enough to cover up my poor singing. I complained to mgt but received no relief. Not sure if it was the movie, equipment or policy problem but it was not addressed. Ask before you go as it was a huge disappointment for me.
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Amazing

By bbshopin
Written September 21, 2012
I took my kids to see it so they could see what real music looked like. Unbelievable. What a shame Freddie wasn't able to get the help in time like Magic Johnson did. Perhaps the medicine and technology wasn't available back then. Either way it is an amazing movie about one of the worlds best bands who are cut from a different cloth from the ones we have today. Queen were not only a bad that could rock, but on a dime they could switch genres and be classical, folk, operatic, contemporary, whatever. There was no limit. Sad sad sad the way this had to end. But like MJ, Elvis and others, Freddie's light glowed brightly for a brief while and was then extinguished far too soon. Amazing movie. See it again and again.
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Great Look Back at a Great Band

By antiguasky
Written September 28, 2012
Any fan of 80's rock music will appreciate this look into a great band and their music.
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