Download Metallica Through the Never (2013)

Download Metallica Through the Never (2013)
Run time: 94 min
Rating: 7.7
Genres: Action | Music
Director: Nimród Antal
Stars: Dane DeHaan, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich
Trip, a young roadie for Metallica, is sent on an urgent mission during the band’s show. But what seems like a simple assignment turns into a surreal adventure.
Plot Keywords: roadie, metallica, written by director, reference to boris karloff, headbanger
Release Date: 4 October 2013 (USA)
Box Office
Opening Weekend: $1,672,000 (USA) (27 September 2013)
Gross: $1,672,000 (USA) (27 September 2013)

4 comments to Download Metallica Through the Never (2013)

  • admin  says:

    Before anyone starts going off-topic in the comments, yes, I'm a fan. I also understand the irony of starting with that statement. My point: this is a review of a cinema experience. An outstanding one. Made more exciting to me because it happens to be by and about my favourite band. This is NOT a discussion of the merits of said band's existence. Although it will strike a mighty blow for Metallica when those arguments do inevitably come up, hopefully elsewhere. Moving swiftly along…

    This is just a truly mind-blowing sensory overload. Never has a band showcased their live performance with such an ambitious, technical, multi-sensory project. I wouldn't have even thought it possible. They don't just use the handy 3D technology to add gimmick to the next in a long line of live video releases. No. Metallica have pushed the boundaries of the technology itself, and added dimensions to what we see as possible within the realm of 3D cinema.

    I had the privilege of chatting with Lars about this when they played some shows here in March, and he described it as their "attempt to truly showcase what they do and who they are." Man, does this emphatically succeed.

    The stage is a kind of mutant super-setup, comprising video screens, pyro, tesla coils and the best parts of everything they've ever done in their live shows. As the audience, you're in/on/under/part-of the stage, alongside the band, in glorious 3D.

    And, it's tasteful. In as much as Metallica at their tightest, hardest, loudest, biggest and fiercest can be "tasteful."

    As for the little story within what is really the best ever technical and technological presentation of a rock concert, it's a lovely compliment to the energy of the performance itself. I don't wanna give-away too much, but as the show begins, a young roadie is sent on an errand. Things go badly (surreally and beautifully) wrong. It's not just exhilarating, but wonderfully interwoven with the songs and the "storylines" within them.

    I'm proud to have seen Metallica live seven times. I count this as the eighth. And it probably ranks fourth amongst those eight live (or, in this case, damn-near live) experiences. Truly, truly mind-blowing.

    Metallica have truly – and astonishingly – documented what they do and why they are the very best there's ever been at doing it.

    Essential for fans, and absolutely worthwhile for all but the most hateful of heavy music in general. Bravo.

  • admin  says:

    I highly suggest this to anyone that is a fan of rock and roll in general. Metallica has provided an unbelievable experience for fans in general of music and it should be noted that you must not be a fan of Metallica to truly appreciate what they've done here and the kind of risk it took. This has never been done before. We are witnessing a band once again trekking onto untracked waters and if anyone can trudge through that and come out successful, well it would be Metallica as they've already proved they can walk through fire and brimstone. Just as they took the giant Napster down, so too they will slay the concert documentary world changing it for the better forever.

  • admin  says:

    Although, a viewer can never fully experience a Metallica concert by simply watching a film, this is as close as you can get. The 3D and IMAX aspect were excellent. The sound was awesome and the picture was extremely clear. The story that goes with the film can be interpreted in different ways, but isn't that the way it is with art? Metallica did a great job on stage by keeping visual effects playing so that the audience doesn't get bored. And just when you think the concert is getting tiresome in content, it changes up again. It seems to me that the band put serious effort into this movie. They play homage to to old school, die hard metal fan, and move forward in keeping up with various trends. Some may feel that they were ripped off in other areas of the film, but if that is the case, they didn't get the just of the film.

  • admin  says:

    Intro: Due to my own 3D TV I have experienced a lot of 3D movies during last year. OK, it was Avatar the one who made me buy it, but it worth it. And it's Metallica that opened my eyes in music. Therefore, I may not be so objective. But… It's the most amazing 3D experience I have ever had. Even if you're not a Metallica fan, but you know their music or you're a metal fan, go and see with your own eyes. Have you ever imagine that you are on the stage with a rock band? If the answer is yes, than this movie exceeds your imagination. Most 3D movies are animations and that's why they look amazing – it's easier to work with computer animated elements. There are just a few made with real people, and maybe just a few with real life footage. What is extraordinary at this movie is that they could not take a double, or two, or so. This is live, this is reality, this really happened. You cannot stop in the middle of a song and say: "Ok, hold on you 15-20000 people, we have to make a little adjustment here and start again from the 3rd line". It's live. And the way I dream to see this guys. Great performance from them and the greatest 3D IMAX experience ever. Thank you Metallica, Nimrod Antal and Charlotte Huggins.

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