Posted 10/21/2009 by cal
I've read at least one mediocre review of this documentary that downplayed the musical excitement generated by its three stars (Jimmy Page, The Edge, and Jack White) jamming together. But I knew going in that there was no way I wasn't going to enjoy the film, and afterwards, I thought to myself, 'what is the point of trying to critically review this movie?' Um, so here's my review:
Do you like the sound of the electric guitar? Do you think Jimmy Page, The Edge, and Jack White are fucking awesome at playing it? Do you want to hear them talk about their philosophies on music and dole out interesting anecdotes from their lives? Do you think it would be cool as shit to watch them all jam on "In My Time Of Dying" and "I Will Follow" and "Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground" even if it's just for a minute, even if it isn't all that great musically? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you should see this film. If you didn't answer "yes" to any of them, you should probably stop listening to rock and roll.
(I loved it.)