Through the Never
As far as concert films go, if it isn’t the most beautifully shot one of all time, it’s close. You actually do feel like you’re onstage with the band. But – ostensibly – this isn’t supposed to be just a Metallica concert film. There’s a narrative.
Why launch their 3D movie at Comic-Con? Lars Ulrich tells us: “It’s not like a bunch of 60-year-old music critics smoking cigarettes without filters.”
Dehaan, a mystery band, turned out to be Orion curators Metallica, who played a surprise set on one of the festival’s smaller stages, performing their debut album, Kill ‘Em All, in its entirety.
The ambitious new movie blends concert footage of the heavy metal heroes with a narrative story starring actor Dane DeHaan as a Metallica roadie on a mission.