The soundtrack is great, the laughs are plentiful, and the storyline is simple, entertaining, yet complex. Now that I have watched it I can't really say that these hopes weren't satisfied but I think I expected more. But in another, it really segregates the audience, and makes for anyone not feeling the jokes to feel completely awkward while everyone else laughs. The movie still is guarantied laughs even if you have not heard their music but the songs are so great you can't pass them up. The by Andrew Gross, John King and Trainwreck, More Rocktastic Music from the Film, was released in limited quantities to stores. He did the same thing in Anchorman, so I really am beginning to be a little curious as to his random presence, especially so fresh off of his Oscar win.
All of them play ridiculously over-the-top one-dimensional characters, but there is something to be said for how frequently they pop up and how funny their small amounts of time are on screen. Simply put, this film rocks harder than anything I've seen and is funnier and more majestic than anything Peter Jackson, Pixar, and Will Ferrell together could produce. Another crucial component of the band's charm, the music, also sadly falls short of the duo's previous material. From this they travel to Sacramento, where they meet Tim Robbins' brilliant Tramp character, as perfectly done as anything, complete hilarity. Going in, a had seen a few snippets of their act at Alamo Drafthouse, and thought the trailer was amusing but I wasn't expecting such an epic theme music and the use of tarot cards is genius in the title sequence. He had wanted to become part of a group, and is instantly attracted to Gass as a fellow band mate. The film also had plenty of cameos by the likes of Ben Stiller, Tim Robbins, and Meatloaf, but most of them didn't add much to the movie.
This film will be mostly appreciated by fans of Tenacious D, but if you are not a fan of The D, I still think you will enjoy the movie. The film loses focus at times and shifts to silly subplots here and there. This movie is absolutely hilarious for any fan of half-baked comedy, rock and roll, and particularly, the Greatest Fans, but will be lost on most of the populace. Jack Black and Kyle Gass most definitely brought the thunder in this epic tale of friendship, hard rocking and destiny. While the film may not win Tenacious D many new fans, for those who previously enjoyed their work it is still easily worth a watch.
I don't like the way the movie ends. I will most definitely buy their album when it is released on the 14th and will see this movie again. He threatens to make Tenacious D his first victim. Eventually Black finds out the truth, but decides against making his new friend hit the road. The car chase was by far my favorite scene. But things go rapidly downhill ever since Kyle Gass appears on screen.
All that door to door rocking paid off. Overall I think it is a good movie to watch! It starts off with a metal song and a young Tenacious D running off to Hollywood to become a rock star, promising an entertaining film at the least. When I saw it there wasn't too many laughs from the audience but the reason is not a lack of humour or intelligent jokes. It's not laugh-a-minute but that's not what the D intended it to be. The audience is left in a stupor that such beautiful harmonies and amazing riffs can be created in conjunction with such ridiculous and hilarious lyrics. Jack Black is an amazingly talented comedian and actor and assuming he really wrote and performed the songs in this film he is also a talented musician.
And while none of the background players have very much to do whatsoever, it's in the wonderfully in-jokey cameos that the film really excels. This movie seems to have been released on to an unsuspecting public that haven't familiarised themselves with the musical duo. I absolutely loved every minute of this film. It tells the story of the D before we came to know them, setting up intriguing histories of Kage and Jables' upbringings, their comings together, and how they were inspired to write songs about such things as Lee, Sasquatch, and Dio. After a pep-talk from the bar's owner, they decide they are good enough to go onto the contest without the pick, not knowing that the owner is Satan in human form, looking for his missing tooth piece. Having had to re film it as test audiences didn't recognize the Blues Brothers parody, yet Clockwork Orange was noticed? Just be sure it's your style. To make that dream come true, the righteous duo embark on a quest to find a legendary guitar pick that possesses supernatural powers.
I would say it has the best first 5 minutes of any movie and the best last 5 minutes of any movie. One more thing, they even mention Rocket Sauce, that's how special it is. Finding a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or view the Liam Lynch-directed movie via subscription can be a huge pain, so we here at Moviefone want to do the work for you. That said, there were times it felt a bit long; it's only 100 minutes, but it still felt like it should have been a bit shorter. The score was orchestrated by Richard Bronskill and , and recorded with a large orchestra and choir at the Sony Scoring Stage, in Culver City, Ca. The film stays on course for the most part with a healthy dose of humour and musical interludes. It'll give you a good laugh! If the set was pre-ordered from the Tenacious D website, it also included a T-shirt.
Fans of the duo's rock-comedy album and cult classic television show, or the incessantly energetic Jack Black will have jumped at the prospect of an hour and a half of unfiltered Tenacious D madness, and those who generally would not gravitate towards such forms of entertainment will have already uttered a groan, and discounted any possibility of seeing the film. It starts off like Episode 1: The Search For Inspirado, but teeters onto crazy classic ness when they spot that every great rock band had the same Pick, forged from the tooth of the Devil in the Middle Ages, as we are told by Executive Producer Ben Stiller's Guitar Store Dude, and that the Pick is in the Rock and Roll museum in Sacramento. Fortunately, those people probably won't be watching it, and so the rest of us debauched fools can enjoy to our hearts' content. And really, what is Robbins doing here? The plot wasn't as good as i had hoped but the comedy makes up for that. The soundtrack is phenomenal and each song blows you away.
They have made an original soundtrack from the movie also. The soundtrack is definitely worth checking out. And while the film will prove highly entertaining for those who would normally take to this sort of thing, it falls short of being strong enough to win any fans outside of its existing demographic - those who were fans of Tenacious D already will be satisfied, but those previously unimpressed are unlikely to change their opinions very drastically after experiencing the film equivalent. I gave it a chance not expecting much. Since I knew the new album already, I knew 40 minutes of the movie because it is a musical comedy. This same style is used during the credit sequence to great effect, and it looks pretty good during the film too. Which is fine, except it means that many of the jokes are very hit or miss.