If you’re a fan of Motley Crue, then this movie is made for you.
If you’re a fan of rock music biopics in general, then this movie might just be worth checking out.
From the opening scenes of outrageousness and horrible behavior, this movie successfully establishes itself as a biopic that isn’t afraid to show you the sex, drugs, rock n roll.
The accompanying Motley Crue songs is of course one of the best things about this movie.
The whole sequences on how the band got together and started having gigs, are the high points of this movie.
The actors they got to play the role of Sixx, Lee, Neil, and Mars, are fantastic in this! Their portrayal of these rock stars are one of the best things about his movie.
Then the other things people are going to want to watch this movie for, are the recreation of the more outrageous moments as told from the book that this is based on. Like that infamous pool scene.
Besides the outrageous content, this is more or less a by-the-numbers musical biopic that occasionally breaks the 4th wall.
Despite the momentum provided by those outrageous content during the majority of the movie, there’s a mellower, more serious, arguably more boring, 4th act, that the movie just limps towards the end credits.
Speaking of outrageousness, is this movie exploitatively outrageous just for the sake of being outrageous? That’s a question you’ll find yourself asking throughout the movie.
Although there’s an understanding that the band mates are close to each other, there some emotional more dramatic moments during the second half about how much they mean to each other, that didn’t really feel as believable as it probably should have been.
Speaking of understandings, this movie does expect you to have some knowledge of the rock era this movie takes place in, because it doesn’t make too many attempts to explain who or what you are seeing on screen. Some might find the use of rock history short hand inadequate for certain plot details.
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