I have been a fan of The Doors for as long as I can remember. I've starved in order to get a rare item from them. I've listened to them for hours trying to get inside Jim's head. I've always been partial to songs that had Jim's lyrics in them, because I found them to be much more poetical than those written by Robbie. While most people were going nuts over Light My Fire, I listened to "The End" over and over again, trying to see where Jim's mind was at the time, and why.
I tell you this because, if you feel identified with what I stated above, you will HATE this "documentary". I remember when Oliver Stone's movie came out, the living members said that it was a pretty picture painted of Jim, and that it was very inaccurate (specially in magazines... such as Guitar Legends, and others). Well, I guess they felt they needed to set the record straight.
In this "documentary", we see Jim portrayed as a person with mild talent that was given much more attention than he deserved because of his looks and his on-stage performance, rather than his poetic capabilities or his singing abilities, which, throughout the movie, are being put down.
The only thing that I liked about this "documentary" is that you see that no matter what Jim did, or how supposedly irresponsible and volatile he was, the other members never kicked him out. Why, you might ask yourself, at the end of the film, did they not just kick him out, if he was so unreliable and untalented?
The simple answer: Jim FED them. It was Jim's talent that kept The Doors alive, his charisma, his poetry. And it is still feeding them. How many of the people who bought this film, would have bought it if this wasn't about The Doors, but about Ray, Robbie or John?
Save yourself the heartache of seeing Jim portrayed as a Clown, and remember him for who he really was.