Metallica - Some Kind Of Monster details
|Directors:||Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky|
|Studio:||PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
Metallica - Some Kind Of Monster
|Run time:||2 hours 20 minutes|
|Rental release:||31 Jan 2005|
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St Anger ManagementBy chrisfromturnpikelane (8 reviews) from turnpike lane, London , 14 Mar 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Poor Lars Ulrich. His Metallica bandmate, singer and guitarist James, is in rehab and there is uncertainty over when he will return. The bassist quit over creative tensions and has a new band on the rise. Those left behind can only agree when a psychologist earning $40,000 a month is present to hold their hands. And fans hate poor multi-multi-millionaire drummer Lars after he takes on free downloading. If it couldn't get any worse, his own dad thinks the band's new material just doesn't 'cut it'. Welcome to the unintentionally hilarious fly on the wall account of two years in the life of the most successful heavy rock band on earth. Fast forward through the music and enjoy the drama. A drum solo of honour goes to Metallica for having the guts to allow this real life Spinal Tap film's release but the laughs are largely on them as their professional lives threaten to explode. Not just for fans.
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some Kind of MonsterBy rocker2009 (19 reviews) from Cardiff , 23 May 2009Hi this is Peter Eames here I am not here to criticize but this DvD is god Awful it shows Metallica in a bad light there is plenty of swearing they are one of the biggest Rock bands in the world and the album St anger is what this film is all about but fail;ed to make an inpact on the Charts Its follow up is much Better as its back to some good old thrash metal Death magnetic is the Best Metallica album for years i think if James Hatfield had gone into Rehab early then He might had come back a beter person
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Metallica.By Karlos44 (45 reviews) from Doncaster , 11 May 2009The title is apt, for some mega groups do become monsters. Metallica steered by the abrasive pigeon english speaking Lars Ulrich, scrap there way through an album that in the end typifies the on th edge life that is rock stardom. a licence to print money it seems, but at what cost? To me a high one that can push people over the edge. These guys somehow just keep their feet on the ground, but only just. Unmissable viewing for any rock fan.
Is this for real?By Smartartz (45 reviews) from Stockport , 20 Feb 2009
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideFound myself completely gripped by this documentary... fighting off the sneaking suspicion that it was at least, in part, staged. If not, then their collective self indulgence was staggering. My favourite bit was when they told the therapist they didn't need him any more. He looked incredibly put out and was quick to assert that he had 'lots of plans for them individually'. When we discovered how much they were paying him it was no wonder he was determined to hang on, but I for one, cheered at the look of barely concealed dismay on his face!
Some Kind of EGOBy a customer from Ruislip, Middlesex , 14 Jan 2009I remember first hearing Metallica and it was unlike anything i had ever heard. Metal could sometimes explode into a mess of power chords. And even when James Hetfield blew his voice out recording the black album i was worried that with the vocal training he would loose that rock edge to his voice.
But fast forward 15 years and this band have turned into a bunch of out of touch ego maniacal precious little girls who are so far up each others backsides that they have no concept of what a fan really wants from them or how their music isn't really speaking to the fans anymore.
I mean they cant even pick a replacement bass player after Jason Newsted left.....
You find yourself wondering what on earth were they thinking when they let this be released and then you realise that they think that people will sympathise with them. AT least Spinal Tap were joking around, Metallica are being serious.
It just seems that their egos are writing cheques that their music just isn't cashing anymore.
To spend $40k a month on a therapist is just rediculous and shows how out of touch they are. At least when Aerosmith went for couples counselling it worked in their favour and they came back and wrote some good material. Just listening to what Hetfield is trying to write shows that he should stop considering quitting the business and become a family man away from the temptations of the road.
And for those watching check out Lars eyes whenever he says anything slightly uncomfortable he can't make eye contact showing what a cretin and a coward he is.
But will this stop me listening to Ride the Lightening or the Black album? No but it will stop me buying music from a group of musicians who have lost touch with themselves let alone their fans.
Metallica - Some Kind of MonsterBy a customer from London , 05 Dec 2008
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideYou do not have to like Metallica to enjoy this movie - I'm not particularly partial to them. I have full respect for them to be laying themselves so naked and open to hostility with this movie. This just shows where too much money and not enough creativity will get you - one scene with their therapist (yes you read that correctly) left me open-mouthed!
Apparently St Anger (the album that resulted from these sessions) was widely bought but also excessively panned by the fans - this in some ways shows why.
Lars Ulrich does try to generate some cohesion with the band, but James Hatfield appears to be floundering somewhat. Hugely entertaining, and funnier than Spinal Tap - because it's real!!!!!