So this review is obviously biased because I’m a massive Coldplay fanatic. Regardless, this film does a great job focusing in on the band’s early history. My main criticism is that it skips over the Mylo Xyloto era (though I know that’s because there’s already a film about that). It still would’ve been nice to get some more information on it. Finally, though this film’s structure is very predictable and sometimes cliche, the band’s chemistry cancels it all out and makes this a fun watch. Very uplifting and inspiring!
1. The time jump scene when Chris predicts Coldplay will be “absolutely massive” in four years’ time. That was WILD.
2. Chris drawing up the fake set list for the AHFOD tour.
3. “Name a song that you think is fun / He’ll say: ‘I don’t really like that one!’”
4. “This is the nerve-central of Coldplay, where everything gets done. Let’s head inside and see who’s doing what.”