Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage

I never thought that a documentary about the band RUSH would keep my attention, but this is a surprisingly good rock doc. It's nowhere near as good as last year's ANVIL, but it is a well made film. It never really occurred to me that the band had been around for so long with the original members intact. That's one part of what makes it interesting. The three performers also make for very interesting interviews as well. I really did not know much about the band members so it was certainly informative.

If there's anything wrong with the film, it's the lack of conflict. If this film is indeed accurate, this may be the most boring backstage life ever had by a major rock band. There were no fights and the three Canadians seemed to lead surprisingly straight lives while touring.

Nonetheless it's an interesting film.
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