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FLIGHT 666: THE FILM

Iron Maiden

 

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4.30 | 63 ratings

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debrewguy
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4 stars I'll cut to the quick on this one, after the thesis I wrote on their debut.

The movie is a video overview of their world tour. Some concert footage, but mostly the band talking about the touring life, the life outside the concert venue, their experiences over the years.

This no "Some Kind Of Monster" filmed therapy session. Each member talks about each of the other band members. Does it matter that we're not given any inside dirt ? Heck, after all these years since the band's inception, the dirt has never been thick in the band's camp. They do all seem to know what they're in on, and show how much they enjoy the opportunity they have. This is not an ego battle like we have known in other groups ( Yes, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple), nor a one man dictatorship that we see elsewhere (jethro Tull, King Crimson). They are aware of who does what and what the other guy brings to the table. A true team , through and through.

Thus , the movie is an enjoyable daily look at a massive tour.

Now the concert ...as clearly explained by Bruce Dickinson, this is a great big thank you for the new young fans that the group has attracted this past decade - giving these enthusiastic supporters a chance to see the group play a concert set from Iron Maiden's 80s heyday. Not like Kiss having to play music from a 40 year old live album, 'cause no one cares to listen to anything else. Not like the Rolling Stones selling tickets based on whether Keith Richard lives long enough for another tour. No. A set list aimed at a new set of fans, with plans already under way for another tour within a year with a more wide time spanning array of songs.

Both well done and well worth it. Now Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen can finally return to the Rush project that they put on hold for this once in a lifetime opportunity ...

debrewguy | 4/5 |

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