Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Some Kind Of Monster
I finally finished watching the Metallica documentary Some Kind of Monster tonight, including most of the extra scenes and goodies on the second DVD. I knew that the reviews had been good, I had watched the trailer and lots of segments on YouTube, and even got heavy-duty recommendations from Bill and other friends...but I wasn't prepared to be so fascinated. I think what hooked me most was the humanizing effect -- to see these metal gods struggling to balance their work with family lives was simultaneously painful and refreshing. It had everything: overanalysis, creative process in the studio, concert footage, historical clips, day-in-the-life stuff...I don't know what a non-fan might think, but I loved it.