Focused on the life of the band and their collaborators over the 3 vital years in which they developed critically acclaimed albums, 'Humanz' and 'The Now Now', and undertook their most ambitious world tour to date.


Denholm Hewlett





Credited cast:
Seye Adelekan Seye Adelekan ... Self
Damon Albarn ... Self
George Benson ... Self
Jehnny Beth Jehnny Beth ... Self
Yasiin Bey ... Self
Danny Brown Danny Brown ... Self
Graham Coxon ... Self
De La Soul ... Themselves
Peven Everett Peven Everett ... Self
Noel Gallagher ... Self
Jesse Hackett Jesse Hackett ... Self
Jamie Hewlett Jamie Hewlett ... Self
Jean-Michel Jarre ... Self
Remi Kabaka Remi Kabaka ... Self
Zebra Katz Zebra Katz ... Self


Focused on the life of the band and their collaborators over the 3 vital years in which they developed critically acclaimed albums, 'Humanz' and 'The Now Now', and undertook their most ambitious world tour to date.

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You could say, this is a vacation video.
17 December 2019 | by tooeasycakeSee all my reviews

Reject False Icons is a film which is a real treat for fans of Gorillaz. In short, the film covers the making of "Humanz" and "The Now Now" while their Humanz Tour took place during 2017 and 2018. The entire film is shot in black/white, with some exceptions here and there. It gives a nice touch.

The film itself does not have any commentary or offers any, and as such, the movie goes on in showing highlights of their tour and composing of the albums. It's really interesting to see how Damon and Jamie have worked a lot the past 20 years on Gorillaz, and if I am honest, the movie sparkled the light and made me remember why I love Gorillaz in the first place.

The band has become from a 3 man team to a full-fledged 100+ family. Gorillaz has become such a diverse band and has a criminal record of collaborations around the world. During the clips you saw while the album Humanz was made, you could see and feel the excitement of the entire team during production. They were on fire, had passion, and made the thing as good as it can be. It's a bunch of people working on new projects, while the hyperrealistic nature of the 4 characters is always put first. The band is one of the best that are out there and just started after 2 people sat on a couch and said "Let's make a band", intending to criticise the music industry with each of the characters resembling an oversaturation of a tribe.

The film included a lot of live performances from various albums and paid tribute to Ibrahim Ferrer (Latin Simone, also known for Buena Vista Social Club in Kuba) & Bobby Womack (Stylo) which was one of the best moments in the film. It showed respects to so many talented people, everyone was treated equally and shown in the film at least thrice. There were a lot of unique artists being on stage and behind the scenes. The film had some honourable mentions, including:

  • Damon sneezing on-stage, never happened to him once.
  • Him visiting a musical group which made their instruments out of reusable material, and got handed a custom made violin
  • Him screaming into the camera like a madman and playing a banana like a saxophone afterwards
  • The Now Now took only 5 weeks and was recorded during the break of the Humanz tour

As of their tour, they have performed 96 times over 2 years and played music as high as over a week worth.

Reject False Icons is a documentary which shows character, charm, and love for the band we know.

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