The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years

January 12, 2010 at 11:53 pm Leave a comment

MOVIE: The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years

NUTSHELL: The Los Angeles Heavy Metal scene circa 1987. On the humanity!

GOOD THINGS: Aerosmith, Ozzy, Lemmy, Megadeth, Poison (oh come on – they’re hilarious goddammit!), Faster Pussycat, Heavy Metal trailer trash beauty queens dancing in stilettos and ankle socks (remember stilettos and ankle socks?)

BAD THINGS: I don’t care if you own a heavy metal club, you’re still a dirty old man. Some seriously pathetic characters in this and more from KISS than anyone ever needs to hear.

FEATURES: More jewelry, hair and scarves than you can stand. Seriously, you thought Steel Magnolias was coiffure-centric? Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Poison!

UNCOMFORTABLE MOMENTS: Feeling sorry for the yummy Chris “W.A.S.P.” Holmes’s mom sitting by while he self-destructs in the swimming pool.

NOTABLE: You know a movie is in trouble when it has to throw in Megadeth in order to end on a positive note.

BEST PART: The post Sabbath/pre-incoherence Ozzy making breakfast and being funny. Aaaawww….

BEST LINE: Oh my God! Not more fog!

CROWNS: 3 out of 5

Entry filed under: Documentary, Firebaton review, Musical.

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