Written October 19, 2012
First,I was completely lead to believe this concert was filmed and presented in IMAX with RPX concert quality sound by the Fathom Events CEO and by the labeling on the tickets. However,once we were already inside theater,we were confronted by the manager of the Edwards Irvine IMAX Theater and he explains that,1st,"there was a problem during the production of this concert that caused static and that the sound does drop out all together,but it only happens a few times during the very beginning.and 2nd that,"no,it was NOT being presented in neither IMAX nor RPX sound". Once the show started there was noticeable deficiency in the sound quality.Then suddenly the sound drops out along with pixelated and distorted video.This lasted for the first 3 songs.Then, much to our dismay, the sound completely drops out so we are now watching a concert with zero sound whatsoever...this lasts for an entire 10 minutes before they figured it out. the poor quality sound lasted the entire show.RIPPED&PISTOFF
Written July 28, 2014
THE BEST thing about this movie 'experience,' besides THE ABSOLUTE POWER, MAJESTY, and GLORY of LED ZEPPELIN again presented on celluloid ...all the parents who are bringing their 6-15 year old children to see Messrs, Page, Plant, Jones and Bonham (Jason,) in ALL their SPLENDOR!!!!
AMEN I say to you all for doing so!!
LONG LIVE LED ZEPPELIN!!!!
Written October 18, 2012
I went to this expecting that I would be disappointed because I couldn't actually see the band live. However, after going to the theater and seeing this concert on the big screen...I am getting over that..still wish I could see them live but...I'll take this a a worthy substitute. Plants voice is still amazing. Page's work is remarkable and the viewer has an upfront and personal relationship with his fretwork as it is shown in detail. John Paul Jones as always plays the quiet virtuoso and we get to see him upclose on the Bass and Keyboards. I save Jason Bonham for last as it is his work that left me slackjawed..not just his ability to reproduce his dads work but for the sheer force and energy he brings. People went beserk in the theater I was in as Jason closed the show with a thundering rendition fo Black Dog.
one thing for Fathom to consider..please instruct theaters to Crank this sucker up. We had to prompt them at the beginning and when they did..well
Written October 19, 2012
it makes you wish they toured. I had my doubts but, they rocked it like nobody else could. Sound was awesome at aliso, they raised the volume after the 1st song or two and I had a little ring in my ear afterwards. As close to a zep show as I will ever get. The way they mixed in the crowd audio was very cool as well.
Written October 20, 2012
This is an amazing experience for any Zeppelin fan. The magic of this band/material is alive and well. The footage puts you right next to the players throughout the entire show. Even many the few audience shots are from the stage. The joy, power, sensitivity and passion these guys create with is nothing short of inspired. The whole movie going audience felt it and responded as if the band could hear us cheering. Jason Bonham shows why he's the only drummer who could possibly fill in for his dad in this band. He captures John's feel beautifully. Many drummers mistake Bonham's powerfor volume. Jason knows better and plays with restraint, sensitivity and re-creates the deep pockets that propel Pages riffs, chord work and solos.
Pages playing is all you'd hope it to be as is John Paul Jones'. These cats still bring it!!!
Plant's voice is better than ever. You can hear him pacing his performance throughout the show. Choosing his moments to unleash his Comanche wails and howls better.