Yeah, I have read a few reviews where that seems to be a common thread in terms of criticism regarding the film not delving too deeply into Freddie's hedonistic lifestyle/HIV diagnosis etc. It wasn't completely ignored but the focus was certainly more about celebrating the music. I didn't have the highest of expectations going in to watch as I wasn't sure what direction May and Taylor would take the film. In the end though, I thought it was bloody brilliant.From what i have read,SBC wanted to movie to delve deeper into the 'darker' side of Freddies life. May said no, so SBC walked.
Personally i would have liked the movie to carry on a little further past the Live Aid period.
Queen still had plenty of life in them after 1985.
I think the Live Aid performance was kind of a pinnacle moment for the band though so in that respect, it was certainly ending the movie on a high note - pardon the pun :)