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Decent, but too much missing info
on February 29, 2012
I liked the John Lennon parts of this documentary, where he speaks for himself. But I have to drop the rating down two stars not for what's there, but for what's missing:
- Who the heck are some of the people who are speaking so authoritatively about Lennon? While we're given the interviewees names, we're not given their relationship to Lennon or the reason why we should take their information as any more valid than that of, say, any fan.
- Where is Sean? He barely gets a mention.
- No detail at all about what Lennon did in the time from 1975-1980, except fight for his right to stay in the U.S. He had some rough challenges to overcome in that time, but they're not mentioned at all.
For me, this was a decent documentary and worth watching, but not really worth owning. (Oh, and the second "bonus interview" lasts literally three seconds before it cuts out. Maybe I'll just return it as defective.)