Movies of the week
Unlike Jonathan Demme’s special features on the musical magnet unleashed in the past, ‘Neil Young Journeys’ is an average affair. The reasons for the slight debacle can be many including the present Neil Young being an ageing figure with reduced charisma.
Moreover, Neil’s concert in Toronto has nothing extra in store, other than an entertainment extravaganza staged in a place, which carries the artist’s childhood memories. As to the entertainment quotient, critics have expressed mixed opinions. While one rates the movie as a drab affair that he could bear because it hasn’t been made in 3D, another lavishes it with praise, mouthing that the soul of a concert movie is the concert and Neil Young Journeys churns out superlative amusement in that regard.
With all said and done, it has to be admitted that when a film has an artist of grand repute at its forefront, it is destined to gather mixed responses, as fans expect that much more from a man, whose posters cover their bedroom walls.
Neil Young Journeys might not satiate all, but it will surely catch the fancy of those who want to recapture the spell Neil Young weaves, every time, he steps onto the stage.