Monday, May 02, 2005

DVD Review: Some Kind of Monster

A documentary on the world's biggest heavy metal band, Metallica, ultimately moves at a snails pace and sheds no new light on the band that any fan doesn't already know. It chronicles the recording of their latest effort St. Anger. There are some parts where the tension between bandmates really is uncomfortable, and you really can understand what prompted Jason's departure from James and Lars' egos. Those two dudes are two of the biggest crybabies I've ever seen. They were the world's biggest and most influential band over the last decade and after watching this you have to wonder why and how. Cliff Burton must be rolling in his grave. One thing I took from this movie is that Bob Rock is really the driving force behind this band. He comes up with most of the song ideas, riffs, titles and just about everything else. As great as Paradise Lost 1 and 2 were, this didn't cut it for me. Not as bad as the actual cd they were recording, but not that revealing or entertaining either. It gets a subpar **1/2 out of *****.

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