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Metallica Through the Never (2013)

R | | Music | 4 October 2013 (USA)
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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.

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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.

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Experience Metallica like never before

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Rated R for some violent content and language | See all certifications »

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Metallica: Through the Never  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,672,000, 29 September 2013, Limited Release

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$3,419,967, 27 October 2013
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Trivia

There's one part in the song, "Master Of Puppets," When James Hetfield shouts, "Pancakes!" before Kirk Hammett comes in with his solo. The original lyric is supposedly be, "Fix me!" however, "Pancakes" was an inside joke that came from the former bassist, the late Cliff Burton. When Metallica was on tour with Anthrax in 1986, Cliff was asked by Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante, what was James shouting. Cliff casually answered, "Pancakes." See more »

Goofs

When Trip has found the bag, he opens it to find out what is inside. A few moments later, when he tries to run from the angry mob, the bag is still open. In the next shot, running towards the high fence, the bag is closed. It would have been impossible for him to close the bag while running. See more »

Quotes

James Hetfield: [last lines]
James Hetfield: [the band has finished "Hit the Lights"] Alright! That feels alright!
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Crazy Credits

Metallica plays during the entire end credits. Images of Metallica playing in an empty arena alternate with the credits. After a while, Trip enters the arena to watch them play. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Theme for Otis
Written by Eric Lynn
Performed by Eric Lynn, Robin Moxey,
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Worth a watch!
14 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

I have allowed a week to pass before writing this review, mainly so I can be a bit more critical than I would have been otherwise. After some time to absorb this experience, I stand behind most of my initial thoughts.

It rocks. Plain and simple.

Okay, so if you are not a Metallica fan and have nothing better to do than bash this film for being egotistical or lacking in plot or some other such nonsense, please save your breath. This is a movie experience designed for musicians and metal heads. Is it flawless? Absolutely not. Are there scratch-your-head moments? Yep. But is the end result worth it? One hundred percent!

The wraparound storyline seems a tad forced at times, but the imagery and scenery are a welcome break from the flashing lights and grandeur of the concert performance. Metallica prove themselves worthy musicians even after all these years. They also prove that there is a Metallica riff for any type of sequence you will ever encounter in a film. The song choices compliment the action perfectly, building an added layer of depth among a movie that is somewhat lacking in that department. Let's face it, this IS basically just a concert. Like it or not, you are paying to watch a performance first, subplot second.

As a musician, I was hoping for a bit more behind-the-scenes looks than were offered. I know that there must be numerous crew members handling sound mixing, guitar effects, lighting and set changes, all of which would have been an added bonus. (Although perhaps they choose not to give away too many secrets?) A few more camera shots of the fingers, particularly during solos, would also have been great, but I was certainly satisfied with what they offered.

Overall, tremendously mixed, well-imagined experience for anyone with even a remote interest in metal (or just good music). See it in IMAX while you can. It's cheaper than a true concert and you don't have to dodge a moshing mob of sweaty drunks. Well worth the price.

Also they play Orion during the credits. Enough said.


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