Well, I certainly enjoyed this film very much since I love the Stones and Scorsese as well, but I find that not many people precisely loved it, and well, I think the weaknesses of the film are that it presents nothing new and that Marty has had far better rock docs, but the concert itslef was quite amazing and I remember most of the people at the movie theatre applauded at the ending; of course, the clapping was for the Stones, but I think the phtography work was pretty cool and the interview sections funny, though I understand the fact that they chare any valuable information but I think that if you see it as what it is: a concert on film, you could recognize it as a great film, not among the greatest or anything, but pretty good, so what I want to ask is Did you like it, yes, no, and why?
the concert itself is quite amazing
and that is all u need in this case.
I love the stones and I think Marty is
the best chronicler of rock and roll
music (the last waltz, no direction home)
I think this is hist most enjoyable film, wish he
would drop the fiction movies (which to my mind havent
been great since Casino) and stick to rock docs
I thought this was a truly appalling film. This was really about Jagger’s ego. The Stones haven’t really done a decent album since Some Girls, and their live act has never been one of the greatest, but this was just about an aging rock star having his ego boosted by a load of affluent sychophants, and boosting the coffers of Rolling Stones PLC.
However good it might look, however rich the cinematography, however slick the editing, you cannot get away from the fact that The Stones are now just a heritage rock band, who are not even very good at playing their own material.
Jagger’s control-freakery was there to see, even on stage, when during one number he made it obvious to the other musicians that they had played for long enough and he wished to move on. I know Jagger has always seen The Stones as a business, and was never really the revolutionary rock star he was portrayed as in the ‘60s, but this was really plumbing the depths of mediocrity just for another quick buck. Scorsese shouldn’t have encouraged him. Saying that, it was really a bit of a love-in between Jagger and Scorsese wasn’t it.
Please stop now Mr Jagger, Please.