14 November 2018 | jefflarflar
A beautiful portrait
A head full of dreams is a truely beautiful portrait of a band that to the public eye has never been through any real trying times in terms of potential break ups. The look into those darker times are when this documentary really shines because we simply didn't know the depths of how troubled the band was. Whilst things never truely get too upsetting for the band bar a sad death just as parachutes was releasing and the entire ghost stories album it still feels as if this is a stunning revelation a true testament to the editing. A huge help in this is that it is filled to the brim with footage dating back to Coldplay's origins easily the best footage in the entire film.
The cinematography of the performance pieces is nothing short of mesmerising at times and it all comes together as a burst of colour dripping with the bands philosophy of believing in love.
The final portions are a tiny bit rushed but you get the feeling it was worth it for those more in depth looks at the difficulties the band faced in the early days. All in all I highly recommend even for non Coldplay fans this has the ability to shine a new light on the bands talent.