Written September 28, 2016
I'm a HUGE led zeppelin fan and seeing this movie made me so happy! it was like I was really there watching this concert happen! it was the coolest thing! I've seen "the song remains the same" about a million times and I know how each one of the band members moved and the little things they'd do while playing and it was so cool seeing them, even in their age, do everything they always did. They just looked so happy to be on stage and to be playing with John Bonham's son. who also was amazing and made the same faces as his father did while playing the drums! I loved this movie and it was so great to see them "live" again. I REALLY REALLY hope that they go on tour one last time! '
only when pigs fly I guess!
Written July 01, 2016
Consummate professionals and clearly NOT past their prime, Led Zeppelin stalwarts Jimmy, Robert, John Paul and the quite competent fill in for the irreplaceable John Bonham...son Jason, tore through the 10 album hit makers like Grant took Richmond in their 2007 tribute reunion to Ahmet Ertugun.
Clearly, tight spacing of the guys rather than the more traditional use of real estate at O2 was a clear advantage for them and particularly for the audience, creating the chemistry on display that was palpable and memorable for it's fun quotient and shear joy amongst the musicians.
Musically, the renditions were tight and inclusive of memories past and still allowed for a few of the riff deviations so well ensconced in Jimmy Page's historic live concert repertoire. The video editing vacillated between transfixed poses, artistic licensed themes and flat out thrill ride frenzy. The audio level was initially low and despite later being turned up was highly compressed.
Written August 29, 2016
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 May 03, 2016
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 June 28, 2016
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.