Directed by Lenny Abrahamson
Michael Fassbender stars as Frank, a genius rock musician who performs wearing a giant fake head that he never removes. Things get rocky between his protective bandmate Clara and newcomer Jon, who is convinced they’re meant for stardom. The band lands their biggest gig, but are they ready? And is the world?
Frank (Michael Fassbender), is a genius rock musician who never removes his giant fake head. Things get rocky between his bandmates Clara and Jon, who is convinced they're meant for stardom. They land their biggest gig, but are they ready?
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Domhnall Gleeson, Scoot McNairy
...camp-funny for about a half hour.....and then disastrous.....
(Cont.) disappointed viewer’s minds: What was the point of making this movie?
Completely throwing out the ole plot triangle, the movie contains no plot, a weak storyline, and a random collection of interior and exterior character arcs as the entirety of the movie maintains flatlined. Throughout every scene left the viewer unsatisfied because little is explained and everything is just plain ole weird. The director might have purposely tried to achieve the themes of ‘nonsense’ and ‘mental illness’ as shown self evident in the movie. However as a tip, a typical viewer cannot sympathize with such unorthodox behaviors; therefore, know your audience. The only noticeable push that keeps one watching is the sheer curiosity of wanting to know who Frank really is. Was he normal or disturbed like the rest of his band? Could the end tie this whole mess into a spectacular, drawn-out movie? As for the musical aspect, the “music” was quite disturbing to say the least and resembles a fraction of a struggling real life band / artist making name for themselves. What is left is a question that renders in the disappointed viewer’s minds: What was the point of making this movie?
Incredible portrait of an artist, and the belief of the tortured artist. Fassbender is immensily talented and the music is wonderfully bizarre. Occasionally a bit too in love with its own concept, but if you're already on board it's easy to love.