Air Guitar Nation
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OVER 60 Minutes of Bonuses Including: Behind-the-Scenes Footage; Additional Air Guitar Performances; Where Are They Now Updates; Deleted Scenes; Theatrical Trailer; 5.1 Surround Sound; And More!
- Behind-the-scenes footage
- Additional air guitar performances
- "Where are they now?" updates
- Deleted scenes
- Theatrical trailer
Top Customer Reviews
The hyperbole of the other reviews here is extreme; comparing this to Spinal Tap is way off base. It's nowhere near as funny, fresh, or ingenious. Yeah, it's good, but it ain't one of the great documentaries of all time.
This is indeed a fun film, full of good vibes and nice guys. But damn, it's just slooow at points! The filmmakers keep it basic, and I think they lost a lot of potential humor doing that.
I may be biased in that I saw The King of Kong a couple of months ago, and that to me was the truly classic movie others found this to be. Side by side, Air Guitar comes off as a student film, not technically, but in that while Kong often surprises and plays with your expectations, this film merely shows what happened, and somewhat blandly at times. AGN is just straight narrative, and while all the characters are pleasant, the only real pay-off is when C. Diddy gets the approval of his parents at the end, and his Mom does the metal sign. That was touching, but the rest of this movie was merely a fair doc on a funny subject, and nothing that really involved me. I just think it could have been cut and paced in a more rock and roll way, in light of its subject.
Hey, I love air guitar and real guitar, but I've seen way better air guitarists than this many times in many places. As far as humor goes, I laughed out loud during King of Kong nine times (I started counting after four; it's rare to get that many big laughs out of my jaded humor center); I didn't really have one gut laugh during this film. Just a lot of smiles. I'm all for smiles, but they ain't belly laughs.
I liked AGN, but it's far from a masterpiece. No offense to those who love it---each of us must march to his own (air) drummer.Read more ›
Viewers meet many great characters. David "C Diddy" Jung is one of the favorites for the title - much to the consternation of his Korean-American parents who wanted him to become a doctor or a lawyer. C Diddy uses a "Hello Kitty" backpack as a breastplate during his performances. One of C Diddy's main rivals is Dan "Bjorn Turoque" Crane, who often comments on the deeper meaning behind air guitar.
Viewers have to see some of the other contestants to believe them. One man performs in the nude while another plays air guitar to Christian rock from his wheelchair. All hope to impress the judges by demonstrating an ill-defined quality called "airness."
It's hard to say what makes Air Guitar Nation a winner. There are great tunes, interesting characters, and lots of humor. My wife and I watched with our ten-month-old daughter and she happily bounced along to the songs. In the end, the film is goofy, good fun that gives the viewer a different slice of life.
The 2003 East Coast regional takes place above a strip club in New York City's Pussycat Lounge. Thanks to some last-minute promotion by Howard Stern, hundreds have to be turned away after the place fills up. Those lucky enough to make it in should all have T-shirts saying "I was there when C-Diddy first took the stage.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Jesus humans need to die off... This shows everything that is wrong with the species... Get darkon on here now!Published on October 20, 2013 by Lastcall
Competitive air guitar will be your new hobby after watching this film! It's absurd and silly yet the competitors actually end up feeling like real rock heroes, even if for only a... Read morePublished on August 10, 2013 by Amazon Customer
The movie begins, and you're chuckling. Half-way through, you're in disbelief. By the end, you're standing in your living room cheering for C Diddy. Loved it. Read morePublished on May 2, 2013 by Katherine Wellert
Solid movie all the way though. A bit awkward at times but what else would you expect from a movie about air guitars? Very cool and well done.Published on February 26, 2013 by jbalge
This movie is fantastic. In some ways the directors are really lucky in that you wouldn't believe the story unless you saw it yourself. Read morePublished on April 8, 2012 by R. Hirson
I just watched this movie the other day, and let me just say that it was amazing and funny. everyone should check it outPublished on December 4, 2011 by Sophie
I thought this "rockumentary" was great. It was a great look at a unique culture, and had a feel good ending.Published on July 1, 2011 by Steven R.