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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.

Director:

Nimród Antal

Writers:

Nimród Antal (screenplay by), James Hetfield (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dane DeHaan ... Trip
James Hetfield ... Himself
Lars Ulrich ... Himself
Kirk Hammett ... Himself
Robert Trujillo ... Himself
Kyle Thomson Kyle Thomson ... The Rider
Toby Hargrave ... Big Man
Mackenzie Gray ... Tall Man
Peter Bryant ... Car Crash man
Hrothgar Mathews ... Truck Driver
Jeremy Raymond ... Waving Man
Fraser Aitcheson ... Police
Ed Anders ... Police
Brett Armstrong ... Police
Charlie Attrill Charlie Attrill ... Police
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Storyline

A young Metallica roadie named Trip (Dane DeHaan) embarks on an apocalyptic journey through a decimated urban landscape as the band plays to a sold-out arena crowd in this high-concept concert film from director Nimrod Antal (Predators). As the band takes the stage before thousands of screaming fans, Trip is informed that a driver tasked with delivering a crucial item has gotten stranded on the other side of the city. It's his job to recover it, but getting there won't be easy because as the elaborate concert gets underway, rioters and police begin clashing in the streets. The city is burning, and a mysterious, masked figure on horseback is thriving on the chaos. When Trip incurs the wrath of the ruthless, hammer-wielding psycho and his marauding gang, he realizes that he may not live long enough to complete his mission. Meanwhile, the show must go on, and Metallica thrills the crowd with a thunderous collection of classics that include "Creeping Death", "Ride the Lightning", "Master ...

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Experience Metallica like never before

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Music

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Metallica: Through the Never See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$3,419,967, 27 October 2013
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Dolby Atmos

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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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 »

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Essentially (and essential!) for Metallica Fans!
8 February 2014 | by mario_cSee all my reviews

As a Metallica fan for more than twenty years (since I was a young teenager back in 1991) I didn't know what to expect from this METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER. I heard a few little things about it but nothing too specific because I wanted to go see it with a fresh mind, without any previous ideas. That said and by what I've seen I think it's mainly a concert with a parallel plot that it is in fact a bit confusing and unclear. I don't know if it was just a hallucination (since he took some pills in the beginning, before he went to his mission) or not but the guy dies and rises again like an immortal! In fact it really seems to be just an amount of stuck scenes to illustrate the songs which were being played in the concert, more than a solid and coherent plot. But if it was the case I think better "scenes" should have been chosen to "illustrate" the songs, exception made just for two or three, like "Fuel" or "Ride the lightning". Nice FX were used though and technically the scenes are well done, I just feel that if we separate the "concert" and the "movie" this last one would be very short, incoherent and almost with no sense…

So I think this feature is essentially (and essential!) for Metallica fans as it is mainly a concert, and as a live performance I think it was great! I also did appreciate the final credits when the play "Orion" all dressed in black. I quickly understood it was some kind of memorial, but unlike I initially thought it wasn't dedicated to Cliff Burton but to Mark Fisher instead (famous stage architect who died last year). As a "concert" I would score it straightest to the top but as a "movie" I don't score it more than 7/10.


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