Pros - Lots and lots of footage of performances, behind the scenes stuff, and personal recollection of what it was like to be in a world dominating rock band. The magic comes across well, and it's easy to see what allowed the Eagles to have an album that outsold even Thriller. It's interesting to see how the various members have worn. Bernie Leadon is virtually unrecognisable, Randy Meisner looks so much older, but Don Felder seems to be fitter than ever and could pass for David Soul's younger brother. Don Henley, looks the dignified elder statesman of rock. But Glen Frey has the aspect of a retired boxer. Through it all the music shines, a magnificent shimmering thing, strongly evoking the endless Californian Summer that we all wish we'd lived.
Cons - Glen Frey. No one ever elected him leader, yet he assumes that position, and is on screen far too much, self aggrandising and basically claiming credit, whether it's due or not. He comes across as bullying and having an ego the size of his bank balance. There's also a distasteful glee concerning how much money was made, and an ironic comment from Frey to the effect that Don Felder - who was fired from the band - should not have been so concerned with how much money Frey was making. Apparently regardless as to whether it was money made from Feldler's contribution. The sense of greed and desire to control all is palpable.
In summary, this is history airbrushed, but still a must for anyone who grew up listening to and loved the music of the Eagles. Most areas of the band's long and at times tortuous story are touched upon, with some being explored in more depth than others. Everyone gets their say, including Bernie Leadon, Randy Meisner and Don Felder, the members who either walked away or were fired.