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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Stupid people, brilliant music.By a customer from Peterborough , 20 Nov 2008FUn documentarary, but goes to proove two things, Metallica are an amazing metal band and all the members are idiots.
DBVest bit for me by far was the auditions for the new bass player, also this goes a long way to proove that Lars Ulrich is a rubbish drummer.
Some Kind Of Monster - My ReviewBy a customer from Ulan Bator , 06 Nov 2008Being a metal kid in my youth I felt compelled to watch this, especially after a friend recommended it. If you are a fan or are even familiar with Metallica, this will make fascinating viewing. It's just so much reality TV if you dont know them though.
You don't have to like Metallica to enjoy this film.By EndadiStori (4 reviews) from London , 08 Oct 2008This is a superbly entertaining film about the dynamics of being in a band. Anybody who's been in a band or just hung around with musicians will see plenty of situations they recognise all too well. There are plenty of laugh out loud moments and some more poignant ones. Worth watching just for the wisdom of Lars Ulrich's dad.
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008If you're a fan, or even if you aren't, this is an in-depth look at a bunch of bored fortunate men stuck in a rut. Very funny in places, very poignant in others. Loved it!
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008Although by no means a comedy, there's a fair amount of wry humour here, at one point the guitarist, suggesting ideas for a lyric comes up with, "my lifestyle determines my deathstyle", the rest of the band groan at the laboured nature of the words but over the following 2 hours the lines echo back at us, ever more embarrassingly.
Some Kind Of Monster is a series of snapshots of a disintegrating rock band, desperate to avoid divorce, yet exchanging personal insults and backhanded digs at each other in painfully obvious ways, subltety not being a big Metallica thing at the best of times.
Parallels with Spinal Tap are mostly exaggerated, although the subplot to 'find a new bass player', is topped with the line "have you got any 5 string basses?", recalling the amp that went up to 11. As it spans about 2 years the everchanging facial hair growth and styling is reminicent of a Nick Parks animation, fast and wild!
Get plenty of supplies in for this though, it's long haul through to the bitter end. It's the best warts n' all film about the downside of being in a successful band after ABBA the Movie.
Oh, and did I mention the groups' pyschiatrist? Oh yes, you have to see it to believe it.