Although heavy metal isn’t my cup of tea in terms of music, this movie proved to be entertaining in it’s puns and gags. I was definitely not aware that heavy metal had a cult-like following in Scandinavian countries. The movie appeals to me because these four friends who have musical talent decide to pursue their journey after 12 long years of waiting for the right moment. The film’s characters had a different ray of personalities each with their own unique image are the most metal group of guys in their small village. It’s evident in the way they carry themselves that they idolise the icon rockband “KISS” as they even have the full face paint extravaganza going on.
The film strangely enough for me kind of reminded me of a film that came out early in the year, “Bohemian Rhapsody”. Because of the plot’s mix of comedy and serious plot lines. The difference being the true story factor of course as Bohemian Rhapsody was based on the true story of Queen. This film seemed like a spoof version of Bohemian Rhapsody with a twist of heavy metal instead of Queen’s pop/rock genre. The shift in seriousness of the film kind of catches you off-guard as the first half of the film is mostly where all the gags and comedic content is and then it shifts to a sort of serious drama. The directors really do a good job of attracting metal type music dorks to the film. Personally I could not fully appreciate the comedy as it does not completely relate to me but I’m sure a lot of musical fanatics thoroughly appreciated the film’s comedy.