This film should be experienced in the theater because of the MUSIC and also because of the amazing finale with the Live Aid performance.
This is, frankly, what (in addition to mediocre reviews/score on Rotten Tomatoes) has me hesitant about going to see the film: wouldn’t I rather just watch the original Live Aid performance by the actual band? Same for other live performances, which have been pretty well documented in video releases over the years. Why watch actors pretend to be Queen when I could watch, you know, Queen??The Live Aid music definitely was. You can tell they put a lot of effort into recreating that performance, as the original footage is readily available.
This is somewhat persuasive. No matter how good my home theater system, it ain’t as good as the sound system they have at the local cinema! But the original Live Aid broadcast sound quality was iffy at best— have they made it sound better?This film should be experienced in the theater because of the MUSIC and also because of the amazing finale with the Live Aid performance.