A concert film which captures Bono and the U2 boys live in Boston June 6, 2001. The film is an interactive experience which lets the viewer dictate different perspectives and angles of ... See full summary »
In the terrain of rock bands, implosion or explosion is seemingly inevitable. U2 has defied the gravitational pull towards destruction; this band has endured and thrived. This documentary asks the question why.
My idea to read all my books about U2 and watch along their concerts wasn't maybe such a good idea because actually i have an overload, overdose of U2 and the band doesn't make sense to me anymore.
Between what they want to communicate on their albums, on their shows, what the critics says about their music, their shows, and what i understand of all this, well, it's the biggest confusion possible.
I felt the crack happening while reading the BP Fallon book for the Zoo tour: great photographer, unintelligible author, passionate musician but totally superficial and spoiled! For a band who wanted to change the world or propose something different, touring in the most expensive suites of hotels and hanging with models and "people" is at best very unfortunate.
I love "Zooropa" album for its fresh, happy, light atmosphere and "Achtung baby" for its industrial guitar sound. We got them on this show but the DVD failed to elevate their music as "Rattle and Hum" achieved. Maybe it's because that their director isn't a movie director but in the end, goose bumps were scarce here: "The Fly", "Mysterious Ways", "Daddy gonna pay" and "Lemon" were the only songs that really touched me!
Nb: for the eggs on DVD2, just play the title 4, 8 and 9: you will see a great documentary about the "old" U2 when they were young and innocent!
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