MOVIE RATING: 4 stars (B+)
I fell in love with this movie in the first minute.
I fell in love with this movie simply from the title…it MIGHT get loud.
I fell in love with this movie because in my mind music is what’s there when there are no words.
What I love about this movie is its simplicity. It’s a love affair with music…specifically the electric guitar…and three of its hereos: Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin, The Edge from U2 and Jack White from The White Stripes & The Raconteurs. These three musical artists are unbelievable! I was already enamoured with Jimmy Page and The Edge, but the surprise of this film for me was how much I fell in love with Jack White and his story. I’ve heard White’s music but it never seemed to connect very strongly with me until today while watching this movie. I think it was the stripping of him down to his musical core that got me. Like so many things, I fall in love with the story of a person. I fall in love with the dramatization of that story as well. I’m simply a sucker for a great story…that’s where my art starts.
Because this movie is very experiential like a concert, you can’t capture it in static words like on this blog. So just watch the movie and turn the volume up! I will say that the title sequence on this movie is one of my favorites ever. It is just so clean and powerful seeing close-up details of these incredible guitars with “rock-n-roll” fonts “etched” in the visuals. Very cool stuff!