Metallica: Through the Never – review

Even singer James Hetfield's blackheads are furious in this 3D concert movie within a movie that also stars actor Dane DeHaan

Some say that rock'n'roll will never die, others think it already expired. For a reminder of the vitality of the form however, one could do much worse than head to the cinema. Ostensibly a concert movie compiled from live shows by heavy metal titans Metallica last summer, this is a study in intensity. Shot in 3D for Imax screens, you get to inspect every inch of the band's performance in detail and even singer James Hetfield's blackheads are furious. The cameras soar across the stadium as classical statues are built and destroyed and machinegun fire tears up the stage. At its side thousands of fans go wild, their 3D devils horns likely to poke you in the eye. In between songs there's a movie within a movie as Dane DeHaan silently takes on the forces of anarchy on behalf of the band. Awesome.


Paul MacInnes

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