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Metallica - Through the Never

Metallica - Through the Never
Dane DeHaan and Metallica

Rated: R for some violent content and language.
Reviewed by: Jim  
Release date: September 27, 2013 Released by: PictureHouse Films

An invigorating delirium for headbangers in IMAX 3D to revel in isn't your ordinary concert film.

Metallica: Through The Never features not only the heavy metal group members (who recently honored MLB's New York Yankee future Hall of Famer - relief/closer/ pitcher Mariano Rivera in person with their beloved "Enter The Sandman") lead singer James Hetfield, guitarist Kirk Hammett, bass player Robert Trujillo, and drummer Lars Ulrich, but Dane DeHaan (Chronicle, The Place Beyond The Pines).

Hungarian helmer Nimrod Antal (Vacancy, Predators) provides a hedonistic cinematic portal at Edmonton and Vancouver during their 2012 'World Magnetic Tour' on some massive sets using numerous digital cameras. Anyone new to this darkly magnetic foursome won't get the therapeutic insights of an earlier more persuasive fly on-the-wall performance documentary subtitled Some Kind of Monster.

Yet, through DeHaan's roadie Trip a freakish disequilibrium oddly threads into the on-stage antics. It has Antal tethered to his horror element with Trip pursuing an arcane item to tap into the road picture genre with enough zesty nocturnal diversions and incendiary mayhem that even include the agitated undead. Through The Never is an outrageous, thrashing retro blast speaking to the power of enduring musicians that is more like being on the old "Rotory" ride for those into amusement parks rather than a genuinely revealing motion picture experience.

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