September 10, 2013
From So What! Editor Steffan Chirazi...
The morning after the night before...the baby has been born and seen by the first few hundred members of the public, with last night's Toronto International Film Festival screening of Metallica Through The Never having not just happened but happened to some pretty thunderous responses. It did, as you'd expect of a premiere, host Messers Lars, James, Kirk and Rob along with director Nimród Antal, producer Charlotte Huggins and Dane DeHaan. And the overriding feeling, it's fair to say, is probably one of relief, simply because now it's 'out' and rolling rolling rolling.
The audience loved it. Before the movie started, a lady called Eve sat next to me and declared that she had 'no idea' what to expect, that she would treat the experience like 'going into a Haunted House' in terms of not knowing what to expect. Afterwards, she was delighted, blown-away and 'loved it'...people stood up and rocked out sometimes, people cheered, people gasped at some of the more gruesome narrative, and after the standing ovation, some of the questions were really funny. Such as 'what's in the bag, a new Metallica album?' and the audience suggestion that the guys should consider touring the 'Full Arsenal' show around the place once the movie has settled.