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Gorillaz: Reject False Icons

Gorillaz: Reject False Icons is a movie starring Seye Adelekan, Damon Albarn, and George Benson. Focused on the life of the band and their collaborators over the 3 vital years in which they developed critically acclaimed albums,...

Running Time
1 hours 35 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary, Music
Director
Denholm Hewlett
Actors
Seye Adelekan, George Benson, Jehnny Beth, Damon Albarn
Country
UK
Year
2019
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Focused on the life of the band and their collaborators over the 3 vital years in which they developed critically acclaimed albums, 'Humanz' and 'The Now Now', and undertook their most ambitious world tour to date.

Comments about documentary «Gorillaz: Reject False Icons» (12)

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Peter Ferguson

This is a very informative look at the making of the Gorillaz film. The documentary features some interviews with the main cast, some behind the scenes footage, and of course, a massive amount of re-enactments. This is probably the most in-depth look at the film I've ever seen. The story is pretty simple, you see the production of the film, and hear them talk about their films and how they came to be. There is a lot of knowledge and anecdotes that you don't see in other documentaries, and you will find this one especially interesting. The only thing I found a little too cheesy was the clip from the film where Damon explains how he thinks the famous song The Man In Black will be played at the Oscars. It kind of makes you wonder how the producers of that film got involved with the soundtrack, and how Damon would have changed the music if they were the ones who had to make that change. The Gorillaz have been doing these live performances at various festivals and festivals, so there will be plenty of footage of them being fun to watch. There are also many interviews with Damon himself, with his producer, director and producer. Damon also talks about his inspiration and influences, and how he uses the songs as the basis for his films. The DVD also features an alternate music video, and a bunch of unreleased music videos. Definitely check this out!

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Zachary Snyder

I'm not a fan of most rap albums, but I have to admit I am a fan of Jodie Foster. The way she portrays her character of Rachel is one of the most important things that she did on this album. She really changed her personality into a completely different person, her body and voice were not only beautiful, but she also showed how to express herself in an open manner, it was not so sad when she's sad. Her attitude, her look and her voice was totally different, it was such a nice touch. I wish she had done a lot more on this album. Her performance is something I should have seen a lot more of. I really like the way she showed the music, especially the first song "Run", the way she used her voice. The way she started the album is really strong, and the way she stopped it is also really strong. It's really great. "Lucifer's Love" is also a good song, it's really powerful. I think she is one of the best singers out there. I am a big fan of Jodie Foster, and I'm not disappointed when I see her on the album. Overall, I'm really surprised. I was disappointed, because I wasn't really expecting that much, but the way she was on the album, it was really great. The second half of the album is also really good. I hope she does more albums like this, she is so talented.

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Alan Stone

Gorillaz: Reject False Icons is a great documentary that comes as a welcome surprise to those who have already been familiar with the band. This is a documentary about a bunch of hip hop artists, from Damon Albarn to Jamie Hewlett. However, the greatest impact this documentary will have is that it gives people the opportunity to view some of the coolest music ever to be heard. The film follows a young rapper named Iggy Azalea, and explains why she is one of the best artists of our time. The film includes footage from the band's performances, the Iggy Azalea concert tour, the album Gorillaz: (which I strongly recommend, it's a perfect companion piece to the documentary). There is also plenty of footage from Iggy's fight with Twitter. The best part about this documentary is that the people interviewed are all young and in their early twenties, which makes them sound like they are speaking to their parents, which isn't the case for a lot of people. The guys who interviewed were all very bright, and the interviews were very interesting and fun to listen to. All in all, I recommend this documentary to anyone who wants to see the coolest music ever to be heard, or who wants to know more about the band. But it is not a film that is going to be for everyone. This film has its flaws, but it is the type of documentary that you can watch at any time and be able to relate to it. You might want to watch this before seeing the band's latest album, which is a great achievement for a band that was so new to the world.

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Matthew Wilson

One of the first concerts with the band and the audience. I don't know what it's about, but it's a pretty good documentary. I also liked the interview with Damon Albarn. If you're into hip-hop, you should probably also check this out. I think it's the first proper interview from the band, so that's definitely something to look forward to.

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Janice B.

Although I was pretty bored the first time I saw this, it was still pretty good. If you're into some of the music, then you'll like this. I think this is a bit overrated. For a student film, it was better than I thought it would be. Although it is supposed to be about the students of the Academy, it was really more about the music, which is something that was pretty obvious to me. It is almost completely about music and a lot of it was fairly good. I do think it could have been a little more focused on the students, but other than that it was pretty good. The people were cool, I like the actors, and the music was pretty cool. The thing that I didn't like was that it was focused on a bunch of white rappers. It felt like they were just there to show off the music, which I understand, but they didn't do much else. They all just kinda looked bored, and they weren't even good at anything. It felt like they were more there to be there. Maybe if they had more rappers, it would have been more interesting. I'm not sure why it's overrated, but if you're into music, it's worth checking out. I think it's one of the best student film's I've seen.

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Jennifer

I don't normally comment on film documentaries, but I really enjoyed this one. This film was well-made and an excellent portrayal of the band. The story is based on the debut album, which went to number one on the Billboard 200, selling over 15 million copies. After that, they went on to tour with Oasis, X-rated bands, and received numerous awards and nominations. The film begins in the early days of the band, as well as the development of the human sound (mainly through the practice and recording of the songs). After an impressive showing at a number of festivals in the mid-90s, they suffered a steep drop in popularity and dropped to the bottom of the list of bands, not making the Top 10 for several years. However, in 1998 they were nominated for Best New Artist at the MTV Movie Awards, and after they won the award, the band appeared on the Late Show With David Letterman and other late night shows, giving them a boost back into the Top 40. The film consists of interviews with all members of the band, showing us the reasons for their emergence, the evolution of the music, and their interactions with various famous people. The film covers many aspects of their career including their famous self-titled debut album, the reunion tour, the success of the "Daydream Believers" album, and the controversy of the "Tinkerbell" video. However, it is very hard to review the movie without saying what the film is about. The movie has an overall negative message about Britpop, and it's associated music. However, the film is mostly entertaining, and I would recommend it to anyone who is not familiar with the band.

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Sandra Thomas

It's not as long as the first Gorillaz album (weighing in at 80 minutes), and doesn't even contain much of the original material (unless you count the 'Popular' track), but in the same way as the first album it gives a concise history of the band, the state of the world, and the evolution of their songwriting. It is a great introduction to the band, and if you've seen the first Gorillaz record, the first half hour is not so different. The band go into 'popular' mode again, and they do it very well. Gorillaz live in a more laid back manner, and they are a more like a traditional rock band. This is a great and complete 'band of the moment', but there are a lot of fans out there who didn't know the music of the band, or even cared to know what the band was doing. My recommendation, watch the first album first, then watch the 'Pump Up the Volume' or 'Feel Good Inc' video. Otherwise, I feel the next 'album' would be a disappointment.

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Jonathan

After seeing many festival interviews on this movie, I was really excited to see it, and I thought it was a really good movie. The story is really good and I really enjoyed the energy they had. All the songs are really good and the visuals were fantastic. The theme of the movie is a metaphor of the illusion of the human condition and what we see is a reflection of what we think. The whole story is really very interesting and I think it is one of the best movies of the year. I really liked it a lot and would recommend it to anyone that likes music and/or cinema. Definitely one of the best movies of the year.

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Dylan P.

I went into this film with low expectations as I am not a big fan of the band and their music. I thought I'd see a video montage that's to do with one song (e.g. "When I say I love you" from "Sonic Highways") and a trailer about their upcoming tour. I was wrong. This is actually a series of performances by the band in support of their new album. I would definitely say this is one of their best records. The movie covers most of their main songs, as well as a lot of their lesser known songs. The first half of the film covers their legendary "2 plus 2" tour, and their last performance before the release of "Fat Bottomed Girls" The second half covers their "Metal Resistance Tour", a few of their lesser known songs, and a few of their other songs. I'd recommend this movie to fans of the band, and anyone who is interested in the music. Recommended for fans of hip hop and music. 7/10

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Christian

Being a big fan of the Band I would have expected them to use their strengths as well as expand their discography. Instead, what we get is a typical video-game-styled video where the music is on a loop while some of the interviews are useless and the stage performances are over-done and less entertaining than I would have liked. Many of the interviews are very insulting, and the interviews with the main three are not very informative. However, the true performers here are the GZA, Big Boi, and J Dilla. The lyrics and music are great, and their appreciation for the art of songwriting and performance is a valuable lesson in the history of music. The only thing I would have changed is to have a little more video of the GZA and Big Boi. Overall, a great video but an odd and not very informative video.

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Lauren Pearson

This movie is about the making of The Fall Of '62, a collaboration between Gorillaz and the Black Keys. This is an entertaining and funny documentary about the origins of The Fall Of '62. I watched this movie once and was a bit disappointed. It was too long and I felt that it focused too much on the band. I was really looking forward to the next part but I didn't see it coming. That's why I was a bit disappointed with the end of this movie. The band is pretty much main focus and they have to play their music in this movie. I have to say that I did enjoy the beginning of the movie. It was pretty interesting. I thought that the Black Keys played some of their music and I was impressed by that. I thought that the documentary was quite interesting. I can't really say that I didn't like the movie. It's pretty entertaining but it's not the best documentary I have seen. I think that it's good for a summer movie or something but I wouldn't pay to see it.

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Bobby

Watching the video in my office and being completely immersed into the music was mesmerizing. I think the audience of "Young Gorillaz" will be the same. Despite the absurdity of the premise, the videos are spot on. From the funny interviews with Damon Albarn and on, the music is a huge draw. I could not even comprehend it after the first hour. However, it gets really hot. The intermission in the first hour is about the least interesting part of the film. A lot of stuff is happening. All that is left to do is to wonder what happened. Why did Damon Albarn's character bring down the band? Who is this woman and why did she start acting strange? What is her connection with this guy? But it's really cool to have a choice in the last hour of the film. It is a pure and uncompromised documentary on this band that never strays from the lyrics and the concept. It's also a new type of documentary. We are not bombarded by visuals and pop songs, but there is a rhythm to the music that is quite boring and usually tries to be cool. But that is not the case here. So if you love music, you will love this movie. If you don't, don't worry, it won't stop you from watching this film.