Review: Metal Lords

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Title: Metal Lords
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Peter Sollett
Starring: Jaeden Martell, Adrian Greensmith, Isis Hainsworth
Runtime: 1 hr 37 mins

What It Is: Hunter (Greensmith) loves metal music. He loves it to the extent that he starts up his own band named Skullfucker. When he teams with his classmate (and friend) Kevin. They have a guitarist/singer (himself) and a drummer (in Kevin). Kevin’s metal knowledge isn’t extensive so as he learns he gives the list of songs he’s been told to learn to quiet (sometimes) cellist Emily. But can Hunter get past his preconceived notions on what should and what is metal and instead focus on the rock itself.

What We Think: This is a really fun time. You can see Sollett’s touch all over it. Sollett directed a personal favorite of mine Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. That same style is sort of evident here. Including the use of music from various bands. The way it’s used is great. The three leads have fun chemistry even though they’re rarely all on screen enough. It’s not a particularly well-written film. Nothing awful but just not great. Some of the acting in this is decent. There’s a ton of rock and roll used here. Most of it is “classic rock”. It’s all well used.

Our Grade: C+, This is a really fun, if flawed Netflix jam. Youthful and fun to get through. Sollett continues to make fun projects (even if it’s been a while since he made a feature). Pete, buddy the tv shows are great but I need more fun projects from you in the feature realm man. It at the very least brings something missing from the genres you take on. Guys, if you want a quick, easy, fun and metal af piece…check this out. It’s easy to get to and not overlong.

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