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THROUGH THE NEVER

Metallica

 

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2.85 | 14 ratings

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rdtprog
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Prog Metal / Heavy Prog Team
3 stars This is a movie in a concert or the opposite could be right also. It's not the first time that we see some music artist brings some fictional story in their music, just think of Led Zeppelin "The Songs Remains the Same". The story of the movie that starts in the arena where the band plays, have been conceived by the band's members with the director Nimrod Antal. So it would be natural to see a story that reflects the philosophy of the band related to their music. The actor Dane Dehaan play the role of a roadie that has a mission to find a mysterious suitcase and like it's often the case in a movie, things don't get as planned and the movie looks like a nightmare with some bizarre characters getting in the way of our roadie. The special effects of the movie; explosions, fire, lightening, demolition etc, are about the same special effects we see in the concert itself, so the concert and the movies are intertwined. The songs of the band continue to play even if the movie goes back to the fictional story.

The director has edited the show to 90 minutes, which mean that he had to cut off 4 songs of the set list of the band. The greatest hits are there, a music that has influenced a lot of metal bands in the world and it's always impressive to see Metallica in this huge stage, a bit like U2's stage. All the special effects are there including some Tesla coils that symbolize the lightening. The movie ends with the band playing during the closing credits their beautiful instrumental piece "Orion" from Masters of Puppets.

How can I rate this movie on a music site, I know that many movie critics have done their reviews of that movie, but it's still a music concert, so I should also give some stars to the music and the performance. Again should I evaluate on the basis of a prog rock listener or a metal listener? Let's say that this movie is not going to be appreciated completely by those who don't like the music of Metallica, in my case, I like the music just enough to enjoy the movie. I give 3 stars and ½.

rdtprog | 3/5 |

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