I was not a huge fan of the Metallica documentary. I personally did not understand what needed to be documented and I think it really put the band in a bad light.
This film solidified my dislike for Lars Ulrich. He whined and whined about his music begin stolen on Napster and then he goes out and sells his paintings for millions of dollars while drinking champagne. I do not advocate music pirating because it is stealing, but they are the biggest “metal” band and are making so much money that they can afford to offer a new bassist a million dollars right from the start.
I also thought that the film was extremely scripted. During the fighting we we would cut to the other guitarist and his lines such as, “Come on guys, lets just go bang it out in the studio” seemed so un realistic and like they chose the lines for him. I also thought that the band as a whole behaved like a bunch of teenagers. They are way too old to be behaving like they do and they should just break up since they clearly don’t like playing with each other.
Does anyone else feel like this?