Written February 14, 2016
This was almost as good as being at the concert.
It was great to see Led Zeppelin and to listen to their timeless music.
The original Led Zeppelin members (Page, Jones and Plant) show a lot of affection for the drummer (who was the son of an original member), who died several years ago.
That was really nice to see.
The Theatre was very comfortable and the movie time was perfect as it gave me a chance to leave work, eat and get to the Theatre on time. The movie staff came out and introduced the movie (which was a very good personal touch).
I have no complaints even though there were some small difficulties with the projector (in the beginning). However, this was quickly rectified.
The picture and sound was very good and I will look back at this as a wonderful experience.
I will plan to do this again (at the same theatre).
Written April 29, 2016
Very disappointed with Film. Left 15 min into the movie. Quality was bad, looked grainy and unclear in shots. More like a bootleg version. Sound system was worse, after all this is Led Zeppelin your going to lose some hearing...but not in this version. It was bad, the theatre turned up the volume but it didn't help. After looking forward to seeing this movie for weeks it was a big let down. Hope the Blue Ray is better! Seeing Plant, Page, Jones and Bonham Jr. after so long, this should have been awesome for the fans. Sadly it was not for this fan.. I even wore my 1977 Led Zeppelin t-shirt for the ocassion. With technology being what it is, what happened here!! This was NO CELEBRATION DAY.
Written February 12, 2016
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 May 24, 2016
In a musical world where our senses are inundated with overly packed stages of dancers, fireworks, explosions; and where pre-recorded tracks are used more frequently than real musicians, Celebration Day reminds us about real music made by real musicians. 4 guys - that's IT; with songs and performances so timeless and breathtakingly influential. This is a concert film - plain and simple. No backstage footage, no filler material - just Led Zeppelin filling that arena with the kind of power that comes from experience, and history, and pure passionate talent. Jawdroppingly excellent in every way!
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.