Written January 31, 2015
Thoroughly enjoyed this film. To be able to experience Led Zeppelin on the big screen was the next best thing to enjoying a live performance. Saw them in '75 in Los Angeles which was an amazing experience, and was really looking forward to this event, which I did. HOWEVER, the experience at Irvine Spectrum minimized the experience I could have had. As other reviewers stated, the audio and video glitches, not to mention having no audio at all for what seemed to be almost two entire songs held your attention as much as the film itself. Half of my row got up and left. Just when you got into a groove, a glitch would occur that would totally kill the mood. Not sure if this was a Fathom Events or a theater issue, but the experience was enough for me to never go to Irvine Spectrum for a Fathom event. The theatre did hand out movie passes as we left last night, but it doesn't rectify the fact that my experience with a limited engagement film was filled with disruption.
Written July 08, 2015
Any Led Zeppelin fan would love this movie - concert. It's the next best thing to being there. After a 27 year vacation the band returns to forum and sounds as good as ever. Jason Bonham fills in for his father and does him proud.
A must see for any Zeppelin fan.
Written May 06, 2015
Insane how good this show was!! 2 hours, 16 songs, Jason Bonham taking the helm at the drums . . . and "Celebration Day" is a must-see on the big screen!! They hit it perfectly! Once I got over how much Robert Plant and Jimmy Page have changed (didn't even recognize John Paul Jones!), I sank into the perfection that IS Led Zeppelin. And they played it true without messing with that perfection. Occasionally, you see a young Robert emerge in his face, stance & mannerism while he navigates his vocals in his current range capabilities perfectly! Jimmy killed it (complete with a double neck guitar on Stairway) and JPJ was amazing on bass and keyboard! Jason served his Father's memory extremely well with talent that is clearly in his blood!
This is a show not to be missed on the big screen, and only one more showing tonight, Oct 18th. Don't think! Just go! (the show was sold out by show time, so buying on Fandango is the way to go)
Written May 06, 2015
The Hammer of the Gods is still swinging - albeit a kindler and gentler one...
Here you have it folks...Led Zeppelin's goodbye letter, caught spectacularly in film, showing that at least as of 2007, no other band can touch the mighty Zep...
It is all on display In Celebration Day, and the celebratory mood seems to be present in everybody in attendance, and onstage as well, with the exception of one Mr. Robert Plant...
Planty certainly gives it his best effort, and can not be accused of "phoning" it in by any means...Unfortunately, the vibe that Robert's head and heart are no longer in the Zeppelin camp, was hard to ignore. While everyone else on stage was smiling at times and engaged, Plant struggled to hit notes he routinely once bashed through, even when the band tuned down a step to accomodate his present vocal abilities. (Which are still prodigious compared to most other rock singers.)
The movie is a must for Zep fans...Go see it!
Written July 03, 2015
The film was great. The footage from the concert was very nice and the sound was very clear. This is a must watch if you're a Led Zeppelin fan.