Thursday November 23rd 2017

Hesher and Metallica

Metallica rarely lends its music to Hollywood. Obviously their tunes were in their own film, Some Kind of Monster. The first time Metallica allowed their music to be used in a movie was with 1996′s Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (it’s not a coincidence that both movies are directed by the same men).

As of last week, there’s another movie to add to Metallica’s credentials: Hesher. It was released on Friday the 13th, and from what I can tell, looks absolutely spectacular.

Metallica doesn’t just lend its tunes to the movie, but the band is promoting it on their website as well (an official endorsement?). In addition to the music, the logo for the movie is awfully close…er, screw that, it’s identical to the Metallica logo that we all know and love.

From Metallica.com:

Recognize this logo? We thought you might! You may have seen the Hesher version around as the film opens this Friday, May 13 in North America. The movie stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Hesher, a drifter who crashes uninvited in the garage of a father and son in suburbia. Rainn Wilson, Devin Brochu, Piper Laurie, and Natalie Portman round out the cast and the film includes no less than five Metallica songs… The Shortest Straw, Fight Fire With Fire, Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth), Battery, and Motorbreath all can be heard at some point during the action.

Have you seen the film yet? What do you think? Rotten Tomatoes has it rated with a 53%, giving it a “rotten” rating; however, users rated it at a “fresh” 74%.  I’ll be checking it out this weekend. To say I’m excitedly and anxiously looking forward to the film is a bit of an understatement.

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