The music was good. If you're a die hard Beatles fan you probably won't like it as much. My issue with this is that the plot is all over the place, and maybe that's how it is supposed to be, but I think they could have formed a stronger plot with more continuity & flow. More character development would have been nice for a few of the characters, especially since two are supposed to be reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. And I would have liked to see more of Prudence. The music was alright, I wish they would have left some of the songs as their originals, because some of the remakes have too much embellishment and what I love about the Beatles to start with is their simplicity. I've been listening to the Beatles for a couple years now, and it was nice to see a film pay tribute to them. I think it was a smart move, because a lot of teens are interested in them and the free love and etc, so of course it marketed well. I don' t like O M GEE love this movie, but I did enjoy it. The visual aspect and effects were impressive. My favorite voices were Jim Sturgess and TV Carpio, although it feels like some of his notes were out of his range. Evan Rachel Wood has a good voice, but I'm not a big fan of her speaking voice or acting, like her crying/screaming just BAM made me think of Thirteen. The choreography was meh... For example, when the girls were dancing with the basketballs near the beginning, I was like.. "Am I watching High School Musical, where's Zac Efron?" It was too much flip flopping between barely any and full out Broadway cheesiness.
My favorite songs were "I wanna hold your hand" & "Strawberry fields forever." The last scene was my favorite. A few of the songs felt like they were pushed in the movie.
But I DID like this movie. The reason I am picking at it, is because it has been so highly recommended and I had extremely high expectations. If you just sit back and think of it as a creative art piece you will enjoy it more than if you watch it as a movie/musical. I really wish John Lennon were still alive and could have had a hand in this film. As for the soundtrack, just listen to The Beatles.