During the 15 years of its existence, the French black metal band “Grave” (so, at least, written on their shirts), absolutely nothing achieved. Now the only vocalist Alex ( Julien Doré ) is eager to continue to serve. The three other members of the group is full of cases not related to music, and the guys are preparing to announce Alex announced his retirement from “uzhos” when suddenly learn that the group was invited to Hellfest, one of the biggest festivals of extreme music in Europe. Deciding to finally shake Khairy, musicians are loaded into the van and go to the festival, but the coincidence makes them stay in a small town, where a festival of strawberries and where they play pop music that Alex hates more than life itself.
Julien Doré – a distant cousin of artist Gustave Dore and the famous French singer, generally performing pop music
Those who read the forums fans of extreme metal, and the army did not laugh. Metalworkers do not need to parody – they simply quote to dial jokes for five seasons and a feature film. That’s right, by the way, arranged the famous cartoon “Metallopokalipsis” about a fictional, but produces a very real album, the band Dethklok. Therefore, it would seem, on the shiftless “black metal” can not be removed unfunny film. But the French debutant Martin le Galya succeeded. And we adore him antitalantom!
Hellfest – real French music festival which is held every year in the town of Clisson. Some scenes of the movie were filmed during the festival, and participated in them his usual visitors
As Le Gall makes the impossible? First of all, he decided not to trust his own material. Extreme metallers especially funny when they are sincere in their love for metal, blood and Satan, but in the “Pop Redemption” sincere only Alex. Three other members of the “Pop Redemption” has long tired of the metal, and therefore instead of Metalworkers of fun on the screen nudyaschie on children, wives and credits papashki whose dull monotony instantly bored. However, in the beginning of the film Le Gall still squeezes a bit of humor from the contrast between the ordinary lives of heroes and their style of music and clothes, but these jokes are quickly running out. And since Alex is one to three, it is not enough for a long time, and it is also quite quickly ceases to amuse, finally giving up after him something terrible happens.
Finding it is likely that black metal in France is not so known to build an entire movie around his followers, Le Gall in the second third of the tape begins to switch genres, “chernushny” inadvertent comedy about murder and hapless police, provincial satire about a town fixated on strawberries, music humor, family humor, touching movie about broken dreams … In theory, it should have done a variety of tape, but in fact, this move has made the film in an emotional scene and mess in which any of those not given enough time and where the director often satisfied unreasoned gags.
Take, for example, a musical episode in which “Uzhos” dresses up in costumes a la Beatles and shows a pop group, singing about “strawberry love.” It would be funny if the participants “uzhos” were severe metalworkers, who saw in the coffin love strawberries and pop chords. But as to this point in the story they are completely disillusioned with the metal, they just sit back and enjoy the fact that they are listening to an enthusiastic crowd of spectators. And what’s so funny? Or interesting? Pop as pop. With the same success this song could fulfill the group in which the heroes stolen car and costumes.
And so on and so forth. Whenever Le Gall nabredaet on the plot idea that could be developed into a series of hilarious scenes, he manages to spoil it because it does not go to the end and smooths the fact that it was necessary to sharpen. As a result, the tape is good-natured and sometimes spiritual, but chaotic and only occasionally funny farce, morality is that it does not matter what kind of music you play – it is important how many people listen to you. Right, a man with such a view of life should stay away from extreme metal that has always lived in exactly the opposite rules.