Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 345
Results 41 to 45 of 45

Thread: Black Metal book Lords Of Chaos basis for new thriller

  1. #41
    Senior Member Mark Tolch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Canadia
    Posts
    8,281
    I had no idea that there was so much....well, not controversy, but views that oppose the subject matter of the book and the film. I love this place for that.

  2. #42
    Senior Member The Silly Swede's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Swedonia
    Posts
    3,399
    I felt this film was all right. It had a funny almost ironic tone which I liked. I do not think it corresponds at all to what really happened in real life, but that is not something I bother with, as the film was entertaining in its own right.

    If I want "the truth" I will read up on the subject and not watch a film on it.
    "No presh from the Dresh!"

  3. #43
    Administrator Ian Jane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Queens, NYC
    Posts
    54,574
    Watched this the other night and, taking 'the facts' out of the equation, I thought it was really good. I went into this expecting a movie, not a documentary, and knowing full well that it was promoted as being based on truth and lies, so the creative liberties taken with different aspects of the story didn't bother me. I dug the little bit with Atilla and the little nods to Dark Throne and Emperor even if the focus was, understandably, on Euronymous and Varg - which I get, as that's where most of the craziness comes from. It had a good mix of style and substance, it was humorous at times but it didn't seem to me like it was looking down on the music, even if it was maybe shining a light on how ridiculous some of this stuff really was.

    Anyway, yeah, approach this as entertainment - no more, no less - and it's pretty solid. Rory Culkin has appeared in some pretty interesting stuff these last couple of years and he's kind of growing on me as an actor. He's very good here.
    Rock! Shock! Pop!

  4. #44
    Quote Originally Posted by David H View Post
    Agree with this 100%.
    From the video interviews I've seen Varg is about as menacing as any self-important nerd.

  5. #45
    Member Curwen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    AZ, USA
    Posts
    68
    Quote Originally Posted by Randy G View Post
    From the video interviews I've seen Varg is about as menacing as any self-important nerd.


    What Vrg is, IMO, is a media-savvy psychopath who knows how to charm people. (By psychopath I mean "conscienceless manipulator." Murderousness and psychopathy aren't mutually exclusive.)

    I remember seeing the documentary UNTIL THE LIGHT TAKES US when it played at the local arthouse during its ltd US theatrical run. If you recall, this documentary doesn't reveal his murderous deeds or NS ideals until the end. There were some young folks in the crowd who weren't familiar with black metal history & were watching it as an arthouse documentary. They thought Varg was one charming anti-establishment anarchist. (Even got a cheer early on from a punk-looking young lady when he talked about vandalizing the McDonald's being built where he grew up.)

    Let's just say the audience vibe totally changed changed after he starts talking about his blunt knife going through Euronymous' skull. When he reveals himself to be Conscienceless Unreliable Narrator.

    By the end, Fenriz was pretty much the only one who maintained his goodwill from my filmgoing audience.

Similar Threads

  1. Black Metal Veins
    By enandalusiskhund in forum Exploitation And Smut
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 08-10-2016, 09:53 AM
  2. Replies: 21
    Last Post: 12-30-2014, 02:56 PM
  3. Kat Candler's Black Metal
    By Ian Jane in forum Horror!
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-03-2013, 03:37 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •