The documentary film titled All Together Now is a fantastic trip down memory lane that takes us to the ‘Cirque du Soleil’ that now aims to recreate the magic created by the Beatles in the 60’s. The film features the surviving members of this iconic band, Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. Though, the film may be a tribute to one of the most amazing bands that has graced the music realm, but indeed it was also a promotional stunt for a particular segment in the Cirque du Soleil that featured a fabulous acrobatic performance on Beatles songs – the show is still playing in Las Vegas and continues to win high accolades all over the country.
Watching the film would be refreshing for the new generation, who’d want to step back and appreciate the higher-ups of music, and it will hit others with a heavy dose of nostalgia as they see Starr and McCartney reminisce about the good old days. It further features an intimate dialogue with the Beatles producer, who talks about his interaction with John Lennon long after the disbandment. Even Lennon realized that their songs had indeed transformed the world as they will know and the subject of music is incomplete without the mention of their band.
The reactions of all the members and former producers of the Beatles had largely been positive, but Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono had adopted a much harsher and aggressive behavior; as she deemed that the Cirque du Soleil did not do much justice to this legendary band. However, it is quite remarkable to see McCartney sit through the performance and then reminisce writing those songs and playing them. Many would say that this documentary is nothing but cheap promotion for the show, but it is fascinating to see how Beatles music fits so perfectly in today’s world. It is definitely a must-watch for Beatles fan or anyone, who is in the mood for some breathtaking acrobatics.
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