Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (Berlinger & Sinofsky) -- B+

When I was a kid, Metallica scared the shit out of me. Especially the lead singer James Hetfield. That monstrous white dude looked like he would hang my yellow ass upside down on a poplar tree and smash beer cans on my head for fun. He was a white devil. Then I saw Metallica in concert and Hetfield remained a frightful figure, stomping around shirtless and cussing out the crowd.

In this behind-the-music type of documentary, you find out that James Hetfield is in reality a pussy. You also find out that Lars Ulrich is an even bigger pussy, and David Mustaine of Megadeth may be the biggest pussy of them all. That makes this documentary pretty awesome.