It’s definitely an experience that no Metallica fan should ever miss. I’m glad to have grabbed this sole opportunity in winning free tickets for the premiere and I absolutely rocked the movie at its finest. It never fails to give that heavy metal concert ambiance, although it would have been more felt when watched live. It is creative of their part to have a particular story line, wherein the young roadie/concert-goer called Trip faced a surreal adventure after being sent on a mission during the band’s show.
It is not worth paying too much attention on Trip scenes to fully enjoy the film. There are some instances when Trip’s scenes seem out of place, looking unrelated to the played songs as they do not illustrate the song themes. There are also instances when the audience does not understand Trip’s role in the entire film. It is expected that it would just be a mere live concert turned into a movie, yet the producers have thought of creating a story line out of the movie concert. The concreteness of the story line is sure to be improved.
I’d recommend this movie concert to Metallica fans as well as other rock/metal fanatics, especially Metallica aficionados. It is still worth-watching despite the vague yet to be improved story line.
Release Date: October 4, 2013
Directed By: Nimrod Antal
Starring Dane DeHaan, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo
Length 93 min long
A young roadie called Trip is sent on a mission during the band’s concert, further leading him to a surreal adventure.
Overall Rating: 4/5 stars (8/10)