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    Quote Originally Posted by groupie2686 View Post
    I haven't seen Bohemian Rhapsody yet and I'm not sure I'm going to; I've been a Queen fan since the age of 5 and it just doesn't feel right to have someone playing Freddie, he was one of a kind. For the same reasons, I wouldn't want to see a biopic of the Eagles, with actors playing them, it never comes close to the original. I'd rather watch HOTE.
    I would not recommend watching it!

    I'm not a big Queen fan, other than a few songs. I went more as a classic rock fan, and hoped it would be pretty good. I don't know a lot of Queen history, and even I noticed inaccuracies so a diehard Queen fan would pick up a lot more than I did. I think if I was a Freddie/Queen fan, I would not want to go, but that's just me after watching it in theaters. I really felt like it was more of a "proof of concept" than an accurate, well thought out movie. More of a way for Hollywood to say "Yep, we can do this!". It's a good idea, but it deserves to be executed better next time. That's my take.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pippinwhite View Post
    It helps knowing going into it that it's not an exact historical reproduction.
    That's where my problem lies. It's hard for me to appreciate it for what it is as a classic rock historian of sorts and as a lover of music. I'd care even more deeply if it was about my favorite band (Eagles). I'd be watching it with folded arms and analyzing every last second, I can't help it - lol.
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    All good points.

    I would prefer a separate storyline using their music than a biopic for sure. That avoids the landmines of realism, casting the right people, and all the drama when people argue things weren't presented quite fairly.

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    Yeah - since I am such a stickler for reality, I don't usually enjoy these types of biopics. I'm afraid that HOTE is the closest we may get to the true story of the band, so I am definitely not interested in a revisionist history type of film. That being said, if someone could manage to create a high-quality, true-to-life film that pays proper tribute to the band, I would be all over that.

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    Put me in the doubters column. I particularly do not like biopics that take liberties with the truth. If they want to create their own scenarios, they should write fiction. I have never understood why you would do a drama on real persons and not be 100% accurate. The truth is always more compelling. No one could have dreamed up the complicated story that was the Eagles.

    I know personally I would not be happy with anyone they would cast. Just like I am not fond of tribute bands, no matter how accurate or well-intended. They just leave me longing for the real thing.

    The only "film" I would like to see would be told chronologically, with clips of interviews and home movies of the guys from each period and occasional text . The majority would be the unseen concert footage we know they have, from the beginning to HOTE. I know...dream on!
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