Metallica: Through The Never 2013 R CC

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A young Metallica roadie is sent on an urgent mission that turns into an adventure, while the band performs its most iconic songs during a sold-out arena show.

Starring:
Dane DeHaan, James Hetfield
Runtime:
1 hour, 33 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Music
Director Nimród Antal
Starring Dane DeHaan, James Hetfield
Supporting actors Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo, Kyle Thomson, Toby Hargrave, Mackenzie Gray, Peter Bryant, Hrothgar Mathews, Jeremy Raymond, Fraser Aitcheson, Ed Anders, Brett Armstrong, Charlie Attrill, Loyd Bateman, Richard Bradshaw, Mike Carpenter, Dar Hicks, Paul Lazenby
Studio IFC Films
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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56 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Tracy Paseman on January 10, 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I've had the pleasure of enjoying Metallica live in concert 21 times, and many of those shows I was literally at their feet, on the rail.
This incredible concert film took me up ON the stage, and right NEXT to them, as they played. This is the closest thing next to seeing a live Metallica show, the sound is epic and the visuals are breathtaking.

This is a 92 minute music video with an interesting apocalyptic sci-fi/ horror fantasy weaving in and out of the live concert performances. Actor Dane Dehaan, who was hand-picked by drummer Lars Ulrich for the role, turns in an excellent, deep and gritty performance as Trip, a roadie on an errand. What Trip encounters during his journey, and the metaphors involved in the story, were intentionally left open to interpretation by the band, for the viewers.

Besides the incredible 3D visuals and epic concert sound, what impressed me the most about the film was the editing....
the way the scenes segue into the concert performances, and how they accent Metallica's incredible , powerful music ,
I believe the editing deserves an Oscar nod. The music and visuals during " Battery", for example, had me headbanging and thrashing around in my seat like a Neanderthal....and I'm a feminine 50 year-old chick !

I viewed this movie in IMAX 3D FIVE times in the movie theater, I just couldn't get enough of it.
The 3rd time, I took my kid brother with me, who has never seen Metallica live, but he is fairly familiar with their catalogue.
He gave it a 10 out of 10, saying " They couldn't have made it any better ! "

If you enjoy having your mind blown by incredible metal musicianship, showmanship , stamina and execution,
this film is for you. And the band seated on stools in the empty arena performing " Orion " during the closing credits , is a moving tribute to Cliff Burton and a highlight for many fans. 5 Stars.
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59 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Alambrix on December 8, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
I'm not a Metallica fan, but when I watched this move in the theater it blew my mind! The mini-story telling meanwhile the concert is happening: is amazing.

You MUST watch this movie with a home theater or a pretty good sound system. Otherwise: You will not feel the Metallica experience.

If a non-metallica fan loved the movie, then a metallica fan WILL freakin' love it to the bones!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By J. R. Cagle on January 29, 2014
Format: Blu-ray
If you are a fan even just a casual one you need to see this! I will definately be adding this to my Metallica collection.. The sound and visuals are just superb... The band pull out all the stops on this one and the story blends in well with the bands spirted performance... This flat out rocks! GET IT!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Stacey on January 31, 2014
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The plot was unique, but the live show was the hit for me and my husband who is a huge fan. My husband is on the tail end of recovering from back surgery and when I put this on, it got his heart beating a little more. Having the up close experience for a Metallica show was awesome.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Haskell420 on April 11, 2014
Format: Blu-ray
1st and foremost. While I am a die-hard Metallica fan, Fan Club member etc., when they made the trailers for this movie/concert, they TOTALLY screwed that up BIG TIME.. It had some of the worst advertising I have ever seen for any movie or concert film. The message the advertising agency conveyed was moronic.."DONT DIE THIS WEEKEND W/O SEEING METALLICA". Um...what? Really? ARE U FLIPPING KIDDING ME? ..The movie poster should have read, For the 1st time ever, be on stage WITH Metallica..or..See thew movie that changes the future of concert films...A NEW Standard has been set.....(THAT'S WHAT IT SHOULDA BEEN, because if you saw it in IMAX...wow.)
YES, The narrative portion is...different.. Its the story of a Roadie having too got find one of the Band's broken down van that has, "something" in the back that the Band really needs, so he's gotta find it and bring it back before the show ends. (ok..not too hard to understand. Now right before he goes to find this van, he takes some "pill", and leaves.
Now as "TRIPP", the Roadie, on this journey, Metallica is putting on of the their greatest shows as usual, and the songs they play is is coinciding with the total break down in society that is happening around Tripp. I wont give any more details on the plot etc....but I will say this.....
PLEASE KEEP THIS IN MIND! The movie was shot in FULL HD 3D IMAX, with thee most elaborate stage-set up in history. The MOP Crosses rising up from the stage....the RTL Electric Chair w/ huge Tesla coils attached w/ electricity flowing, Doris..aka Lady Justice Statue, Death Magnetic Coffins, A Metal Up Your Ass"" giant toilet w/ Knife blade coming out of the bow and Cunning Stunts!
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18 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Lutfi R. Dawwas on December 16, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Long time Metallica fan , went to see the movie at iMax and it blew me away.
Each song played has a meaning , that meaning is represented in the story that is happening.
Epic is not enough to describe it.

I you enjoy music and you're looking for a surreal experience ; then this is for you.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By The Philosopher on February 10, 2014
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I have been listening to Metallica since 1984. So yes, I am kind of old.
I tried to go see Through the Never in theaters but it left before I ever got a chance.
I waited anxiously for the DVD release and was excited when my Blu-ray preorder arrived from Amazon..
To summarize, my jaw dropped after I finished the movie. Not because it was wonderful, but because it was so horrible.
Metallica spent over 20 Million to make the movie and it grossed 3.2 Million at the theater.
I wonder if the boys held on to their receipt so they can return "Through the Never" and get their money back.
As pointed out by others, nobody knew the lead actor (Dane Dehaan) and no one really knew the director (Nimrod -really?- Antal), unless you knew him from "Predators" which was somewhere between decent to good in my book.
So those factors didn't help draw casual Metallica fans to the movie.
None of that really mattered to me when I heard about the movie, but then again if has "Metallica" in the title, I'm all in.
Now for lifelong Metallifans, the bar was set pretty high.
We wanted the loudest, most headbanging Metallica performance ever. >>Sidenote<< That may be unfair since they are in their 50's now and they're not going to just destroy it like they did on the Damaged Justice Tour in the 80's.
Since this "Hollywood" production required the directors/producers to jump through the same organized labor hoops that other Hollywood productions have to, it really affected the mood and feel of the film IMO.
I hope all of those people in the audience were not unionized extras who weren't real Metallica fans.
But in some of the concert scenes they sure looked like they were.
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