Friday, May 8, 2015

Cobain - Montage of Heck : Movie Review

Let me start by saying I was well and truly alive and kicking when Nirvana swept the world by storm in the early nineties and grieved when Kurt checked out of this world in 94'. I've seen a heap of material on video compilations, books, as well as YouTube. So last night when I attended one of the Australian cinema screenings of 'Cobain - Montage of Heck' my expectations for seeing anything fresh were minimal.

I have to commend the film maker Brett Morgen for doing a great job at showing us a more well rounded picture of who Kurt Cobain was. From adorable footage of Kurt as a young toddler, blowing kisses to his mother to the in-denial heroin addicted rock star at home with his muse (Courtney) and cherished baby girl Frances Bean.

With audio of Kurt during the film accompanied by visions of his own art work seemingly coming to life as well as beautiful cartoon animation by Hisko Hulsing. This film delivered for me in many aspects, and I appreciated the fact that Morgen didn't over indulge in Cobains' death which is so often the start and finishing point of many Cobain conversations over the past 20 years.

The only thing missing from this movie was former Nirvana Drummer and Foo Fighters Front man Dave Grohl. It was explained that he wanted to be part of the project but had scheduling difficulties. But I find that a bit hard to swallow.

If you are a Nirvana fan who lived through the early 90's like me, or a young fan who fell in love with the music after Kurt passed. This is a doco-movie worth seeing.

Unfortunately, for now you will have to wait for the Australian DVD release of 4th June. Go grab a copy!

#MontageOfHeck #DoFunky

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