Loads of people praised both it and lead Rami Malek – I mean, he did win an Oscar – but I also saw plenty of criticisms about its editing and how it handled some of Freddie’s personal issues and the band’s rise to fame.
I have seen a small snippet of the editing, though, and I have to say it’s horrendous.
Look at this scene – there’s about a billion cuts in two minutes. My eyes can’t focus.
How did it win Best Editing for that? Seriously?
Still, in the entertainment world, films and TV shows are here today and gone tomorrow.
So with that in mind, let me introduce you to The Dirt, Netflix’s rock biopic offering that people are actually saying is better than Bohemian Rhapsody.
The Dirt covers the glam metal band the Mötley Crüe and is based off the book titled The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band.
The book was written by band member Nikki Sixx, along with his bandmates and Neil Strauss, and focuses on Sixx’s history with the band and how he links up with all sorts of other famous musicians.
There’s a scene with Ozzy Osbourne in particular that people seem to be loving – I won’t spoil it for you. (Let’s just say it involves a line of ants that may or may not go up his snozzer.)
Anyway, after watching it, loads of people have flocked to social media to say how good it is, better than BR even:
There is quite a lot of people saying it to be fair.
Upon the release of The Dirt, band-member Sixx said:
“In the film we show painful examples of domestic violence, DUI, manslaughter, drug overdose and the loss of a child. We couldn’t possibly have crammed everything from a 430-page book into an hour-and-50-minute movie, but we felt we achieved our objective of showing the downside of sex, drugs and rock and roll.”
If you’re into these rock biopics you definitely should check this out.
Hook writer Alfie Powell said he watched Rock Of Ages the other night while pre-drinking. Let’s just say his review of Tom Cruise’s performance was… strong.
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Charismatic, witty, charming, engaging - four things Joshua Rogers will never be. Thankfully, he’s a semi-competent editor, who, after graduating university with two mostly pointless degrees, joined The Hook two years ago. He subsequently honed his writing skills over several features and investigative pieces, arguably letting The Hook audience in on way too much of his personal life.