#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – An authorized documentary on the late musician Kurt Cobain, from his early days in Aberdeen, Washington to his success and downfall with the grunge band Nirvana.
Plot: Hailed as one of the most innovative and intimate documentaries of all time experience Kurt Cobain like never before in the only ever fully authorized portrait of the famed music icon. Academy Award nominated filmmaker Brett Morgen expertly blends Cobain’s personal archive of art, music, never seen before movies, animation and revelatory interviews from his family and closest friends.
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Wasted potential due to Director’s ego
I was hoping for this film to be great. As a Nirvana fan (most people who claim to like Nirvana have no idea what ‘Incesticide’ or even ‘Bleach’ is), I was looking forward to a thorough insight into this beloved figure who is still shrouded in a fog of misrepresentation and false hero worship. Unfortunately the film did not live up to expectations as it seemed the Director, “Brett Morgan” was more concerned in making the film aesthetically pleasing than emotionally interesting.
First off, a few positives about the film. 1. The way it portrays Courtney Love: She is despised by most music fans who believe she ruined Nirvana, but it’s pretty clear that Kurt’s self destruction was mostly his doing and his natural tendencies which add an appropriate sense of melancholy to the movie. 2. Some of the montages were nice when not excruciatingly overdone. 3. The music of course was good, it had a wide range from their b-sides (Dive), their first album (Mr. Moustache) and their popular stuff (Territorial Pissings) Including some fascinating covers of the Velvet Underground and the Beatles. 4. The story about Kurt and the “Retarded Girl” was absolutely fascinating.
However, the pacing of the film is truly awful. The first hour trudges along after a promising start and becomes bogged down in the Director’s own agenda to show off his style. By far the best scenes in the film is just raw footage of Kurt and Courtney living alone in their dingy apartments and hotel rooms.
The film is appropriately titled, as the film is almost solely montages that don’t progress the story and just serve again to stroke the Director’s ego. Another example is the overuse of EXTREMELY LOUD to absolute silence.
Also, the ending of the film is not only unsatisfying, but extremely clichéd. There are countless films that have the same end title card and it felt awfully lazy. This is also disappointing because we experience none of the emotional damage that Cobains death has, which would have been far more interesting than 5 minutes of repetitive montages.
What’s sad is that this film claimed to be the definitive Cobain Doco, but it’s so obvious that there is plenty more interesting video and audio recordings made by Cobain HIMSELF that were left out in order to make way for dead end animation montages and hyper editing. The film could have been just as emotionally effective with 20 minutes cut from it.
However, I am still at least glad I saw the film, all the less wanky stuff was honestly well directed and Cobain’s home video footage is nothing short of riveting and sometimes becomes really funny and beautiful.
So I give this film a 6. At the end of the day, I feel it would have been far more interesting just to sort through 3 hours of Cobain’s home recordings than to watch a Director trying to steal the limelight from his charismatic subjects.
Not what I expected
My problem with this movie is that I simply had the wrong expectations. I thought it would be the most comprehensive portrait of Cobain ever made. But no. It’s named after Cobain’s 1988 mix tape of the same name, and that’s exactly what this movie is – a montage.
You get to see some very interesting interviews with Cobain’s parents, his sister, ex-girlfriend Tracy and Krist Novoselic. These interviews are great, but they’re all very short and make up a small part of the entire movie. Which is a shame.
Apart from the interviews you get to see a lot home video footage, both from Cobain’s childhood and from his last years. Some of it is interesting, other parts (like all the shots of Courtney Love’s tits) are just ridiculous. I wanted to get a glimpse of Kurt Cobain’s life and personality, not Love’s tits.
Then you get to see animation, a visualization of Cobain talking to himself on the Montage of Heck tape (I think). They also made animations of drawings that Cobain did in his journals. To accompany these, they included shortened versions of different Nirvana songs. They also scanned text from his journal. Which does not work in a movie. I could barely manage reading the first sentence before it cut to another page.
There’s also concert footage – from Reading, Live and Loud, Unplugged and other shows that every Nirvana fan has seen before – no doubt, nothing new there.
Also, before the movie starts, text on screen is telling viewers to stay in their seats through the credits for en exclusive interview with Brett Morgen. First, I’m thinking – why make us wait through the credits? Why not before? Secondly, the interview is around 15 minutes of Morgen talking about HOW INCREDIBLY GOOD the movie is.
Also – why isn’t Dave Grohl there?
To sum it all up – yeah I had the wrong expectations – but still, the interviews are great, the rest isn’t.
A. J. Schnack’s About a Son is much better in my opinion.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 25 min (145 min)
Genre Documentary, Animation, Biography, Music
Director Brett Morgen
Writer Brett Morgen
Actors Aaron Burckhard, Chad Channing, Don Cobain, Jenny Cobain
Awards Nominated for 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations.
Production Company End of Music, HBO Documentary Films, Public Road Prods., Universal Pictures Intl. Entertainment
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Company 3 (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Super 8mm
Cinematographic Process HDTV
Printed Film Format N/A