Shine a LightMikey 3 comments
For fans of the Stones, Shine a Light will be one heck of a ride. For non-fans, it's still a good watch. Make no mistake though, despite what you have read or heard elsewhere this is more than just a concert documentary, but only marginally.
The opening sees director Martin Scorsese doing his best to produce a concert outside his comfort zone with no script, no story board and no screen play. But this chaos just adds to the rock'n'roll atmosphere.
In between performances we are treated with flashbacks of the band from their early beginnings which is where the more interesting and humorous parts are, the best that comes to mind right now shows a very young Mick Jagger 2 years into the Stones career stating he reckons the band has at least a year left in them.
As for the bands performance, it's great stuff and it's obvious they love what they do, and made even more impressive by the fact nearly all of them have the physical stature of a walking corpse.
If you like the Rolling Stones then you will enjoy this no doubt, but as far as documentaries go this is more concert than anything. All up, it's highly enjoyable.
Slightly off topic here, but I couldn't help but notice a very young Charlie Watts (the band's drummer) had a striking resemblance to a recent hitman character from a certain great movie this year. See if you can guess who.