An intriguing look at the artistic process and a novel approach to the rock documentary, crafted with just the right amount of style by director Davis Guggenheim, all leading up to a very satisfying climactic jam session. A tremendously enjoyable documentary.
It's a very enlighting documentary with a lot of interesting sequences from pop history. It shows how musical influences work, how stilistic details are developed and how specific sound elements evolve. Also it gives insight into the different means of expression on the electric guitar e.g. by the way of using playing techniques or technology.
TheAuteurs user "NU" nailed it when he said "It might get boring" as a title for his review. Easily one of the more aimless and pointless documentaries I've ever seen. Every time White or "The Edge" were on camera, I pleaded with Page to strangle them both, And will someone please tell White to stop dressing like a sepia photograph, please
I took four things from this film: Jack White is even cooler than I thought. Jimmy Page is less cool than I thought. The Edge is just as uncool as I thought. Cheap animation accenting the points of your voice over makes your film look lame.
No matter what it is, passion always speaks to me. This documentary then, is teeming with it which makes it really enjoyable to watch. Let alone the fact that these three gentlemen are musical geniuses, and the modest but enchanting aesthetic choices.
As a guitar player, it's cool hearing people who play guitar talk about playing guitar. I don't particularly love any of the subjects though, and Jack White is a genuinely awful person. Self-indulgent, but still watchable.
Jack White is one of the great eccentrics of our age. Page and the Edge are both brilliant in their own respect. Very interesting to see the incredibly different approaches that the three of them have on their instrument, but yet simultaneously sharing a mutual, universal love of music.