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New Clip of Metallica’s Through the Never Movie Actually Looks Pretty Cool

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My pal Axl has shown plenty of disdain towards the upcoming Metallica movie Through the Never (“Axl, negative? Nooooo way!”) but this new clip from the film gives me hope that it could actually turn it being somewhat cool.

It also seems to answer the question we’ve all been wondering ever since this thing was announced: how, exactly, will the concert portion of the movie tie together with the plotline of a roadie going on some crazy adventure? It seems like the film will essentially be one long feature-length music video: in the same way that the live performance cuts (typically in a warehouse or grassy field!) in any regular music video don’t have much or anything to do with a plotline being performed by the band members as characters (or, in some cases, by other actors), Metallica’s live set in Through the Never won’t either. The plotline is loosely connected in that the main character is a Metallica roadie, but that’s it. I dig the fact that the filmmakers have put a little extra effort into tying the two parts of the film together with visual and audio cues, such as the riot police thumping their nightsticks against their shields in this clip to the drum beat of “Wherever I May Roam.” I don’t think this thing is gonna end up alongside The Wall and The Who’s Tommy in the pantheon of music films/productions, but it could at the very least end up being entertaining. Watch:

Here’s another new clip from the film:

Through the Never will be in theaters on September 27th.

[via The PRP]

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