IMAX Get Back rooftop review
Okay, this is not so much a review as a complaint about a totally missed opportunity and Disney’s lack of market research.
I watched the rooftop concert in an IMAX theatre here in Oslo, Norway last night and I have to confess, I was not impressed by the film. Straight off the final chapter of the TV series, just on a bigger screen and Giles Martin and Sam Okell have mixed it for IMAX by adding fake echo when we saw shots taken from the rooftop across the street and the music played second fiddle when the police or street audience was in focus. That’s very close to sacrilege, it’s THE BEATLES we are talking about! And their MUSIC – which should have taken priority over everything else.
It should have been a concert film, but it’s not.
But now that the full or close to full audio is out there, no doubt video bootleggers will match that soundtrack with footage from the rooftop and no street scenes or police interference. A missed opportunity for The Beatles/Apple/Disney.
Unless of course, this will become an option on a future release of Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s original “Let It Be” film.
Oh, by the way: they didn’t show Peter Jackson’s Q&A session from January 30th, but a YouTube uploader has part of it here.