Reviews and Problems with Anvil: The Story of Anvil
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"Anvil! The Story Of Anvil" by yojimbo
2 March 2012
Excerpt: A documentary following the metal band Anvil who fell by the wayside when so many of their contemporaries made it big, it would have been easy to make this film from a sneering, derogatory standpoint; let's face it, men in their 50s in perms and spandex are an easy target.
Summary: Anvil is the real Spinal Tap--a struggling metal band persevering through ever-worsening gigs, and their story has quite a few laughs at their expense. But, because it's a documentary and not a mockumentary, it's got a nice bittersweet element.
Summary: Thoroughly likeable 'rockumentary' on Canadian metallers Anvil, the nearly-men of 80's rock. Spinal Tap comparisons are obvious but this is more a story of friendship and perseverance than spoof. Recommended if a touch overrated.
Summary: What a great documentary. By turns hilarious, heartbreaking, warm, touching, head- scratching, and full of more edge of your seat suspense than any 10 Hollywood thrillers. It's been called the "real life Spinal Tap," and these metalheads surely do walk the fine line between genius and stupid, but...
Summary: Anvil is a story not everyone can relate to, it takes balls to do what Anvil has done over this last 30 years, and that is never to give up. When I first saw the trailer in the apple site I was really intrigued about the fact that Lars Ulrich, Scott Ian, Lemmy, Slash and all these guys that I...
Summary: This was probably the funniest movie I've seen all year and also one of the most poignant. The director could have really taken the pi&$# out of these guys and made us laugh at them, and I thought that that's what the movie was going to be about, but it wasn't.
Summary: I did not expect to enjoy this film as much as I did. 'Anvil' are an ageing Canadian metal band who had 5 minutes of fame before falling short of the big-time. Now they are family men, living humble lives but never forgetting their ultimate dream and passion, so here we follow their last endeavour...
Summary: Anvil: The Story of Anvil has got those absurd moments ala Spinal Tap, to be sure. Indeed at one point when the camera follows the band walking down a hallway about to go on stage I put a hand over my eyes thinking they were about to get lost.