View Full Version : The Metallica movie.........

01-09-2004, 06:26 PM

Here is some news for the metallica fans on the board. I don't know what to think of this as very few music movies that make it to the big screen do well....the U2 movie comes to mind..hehehehehe anway, there you have it. :D

01-09-2004, 07:12 PM
Um, yeah, I think I'll be passing on this one, not really my cup of tea.

01-09-2004, 10:37 PM
Sounds like it may be worth buying if your a big Metallica fan, and definitely worth renting, but I don't see many people going to the movies to see this.

One thing I would point out is that when U2 put out their movie, they were still climbing to the top of their popularity, what with Joshua Tree and then a new album. They were the biggest thing in rock at the time. Arguably.

But I don't see Mettalica in the same position right now.

James Boba Fettfield
01-10-2004, 04:13 AM
The way the release is supposed to be handle is by releasing the film in the area that Metallica is touring in for their indoor tour this spring. Not sure if that's been changed or not yet.

I can't wait to see that Dave Mustaine scene!

It'll be a good contrast to their last behind the scenes film, A Year and A Half 1&2.

Exhaust Port
01-12-2004, 08:14 PM
I might be willing to see it once it's out on DVD but I'll probably pass on going to the theater to watch it. Other than being released in the theater how will this documentary be any different that the others they've done?

James Boba Fettfield
01-12-2004, 08:30 PM
I might be willing to see it once it's out on DVD but I'll probably pass on going to the theater to watch it. Other than being released in the theater how will this documentary be any different that the others they've done?

The only real documentary I can think of that this might resemble is a Year and Half 1 and 2. Except this movie has more at stake when watching it. From the early views of the film I have read, the film opens with Metallica in turmoil. Jason Newsted has left them, the Napster scandal still exists, and James Hetfield is about to leave the band to recover from his falling back in with alcohol and pain killers. The movie follows this, and the audience gets to see Metallica put itself back together while working in the studio. The fights we remember from a Year and Half are going to be there, but I think this documentary is supposed to be darker. I mean, the Dave Mustaine and Lars scene sounds more intense than the Lars/James fights they had during the black album recordings.

"You want vocals? Go sing."-Hetfield responding to Lars

Anyway, this film follows the rebuilding, and it ends with a scene of Metallica on stage again playing for a large crowd, so that is all is better with the band.

That's what I think the difference is with this documentary. The audience gets to see the dirty and gritty side to their lives, instead of the glamour and touring fun that A Year and a Half gave us.

01-12-2004, 09:15 PM
I wonder if it'll have the footage of Lars Ulrich crying over the fact he has to wait a few extra weeks for his gold plated shark tank due to the people who are still downloading music. :p

(sorry JBFF, i couldn't help it dude)

James Boba Fettfield
01-12-2004, 10:26 PM
Oh, one of the times I wish I could moderate this forum. :p

01-14-2004, 12:15 AM
What would you do? ;)

James Boba Fettfield
01-14-2004, 05:18 AM
I'd stop our fussin' and a feudin' with an edit here, an edit there. Make sure we're all saying the same great things about the subject at hand.

Now to use one of those odd smiles to end this post :dead:

05-29-2004, 10:55 AM
The trailer is up at apple.com


Look to be pretty interesting. I've just only blossomed as a Metallica fan (old stuff, primarily), but this looks to be a pretty engrossing flick. I do hope they have a scene where Lars complains about downloading music because that would be hilarious. enjoy! :D

James Boba Fettfield
05-29-2004, 11:17 AM
That's the second trailer you....you Lars Ulrich hater! ;)

05-29-2004, 12:11 PM
I'm really looking forward to seeing this documentary. I've been a Metallica fan since grade school when Ride the Lightning came out in I think 1984 or 85. Like most people though I like their earlier work more. They're truly one of the best live bands I've ever seen so having the opportunity to peak into what happens behind the scenes is very appealing. :cool:

This will be the first documentary that I've seen theatrically.

Darth Jax
05-31-2004, 10:54 PM
we've been hearing about it for long enough. i'm just waiting for it to finally be shown. i don't miss a live show with them, i'll be just as happy to watch them on the big screen.

06-01-2004, 08:27 AM
Has anyone heard anything about a release date?

Exhaust Port
06-01-2004, 09:19 AM
My cousin got to see this movie at an advanced screening. He said it was enjoyable but you lose all respect for them as Gods of Metal.

James Boba Fettfield
06-01-2004, 10:27 AM
It opens July 9, but in limited release. It's doing film festivals until then.

The word awhile back was that when Metallica comes back stateside after their current European stint, they would release the film in the areas as they are touring there.

Darth Jax
06-02-2004, 12:27 AM
Some Kind of Monster (www.somekindofmonster.com).

gives the limited release locations for CA and NY.

06-02-2004, 12:37 AM
Thanks DJ!

Att he bottom of the page was a link for volunteers to help at the openings in different cities. Doesn't say what it entails, but it could be tons of fun, a chance to meet new people, and possibly get some cool swag!

Darth Jax
08-08-2004, 02:29 AM
after waiting and waiting and wondering if i might have to take a road trip to see it, Some Kind of Monster finally opened in denver. i went to a matinee and was surprised to see that there were other people present.

the film itself was good, if somewhat disjointed as a documentary tends to be. kirk was the highlight of the movie. rarely did he have anything to say, but when he did it was generally funny. the movie protrayed them in a mostly human light, as normal people.

phil towle, their therapist/performance coach, had some of the worst sweaters. initially he was definitely not into the music, but by the end even he couldn't keep from smiling and nodding along to the music during jam sessions.

Exhaust Port
08-08-2004, 08:30 AM
My dad asked me about this movie yesterday and almost sounded like he was interested in going. It opened at theater about 20 minutes away so luckily I don't have to drive that far. I'm really looking forward to this.