The Dirt: Confissões do Mötley Crüe
Acompanhe a ascensão meteórica e os tombos homéricos do Mötley Crüe nessa biografia dos quatro desajustados de Los Angeles que conquistaram o topo do heavy metal.
The film directed by Jeff Tremaine , the same guy responsible for taking the crazy ” Jackass ” to the big screens, aims to tell the story of the band in just over an hour and a half, starting back when bassist Nikki Sixx he was still a child named Frank Feranna Jr. , with his troubled family relationship and where he takes on the new nickname and goes after the dream of being a rockstar .
The cast consists of Douglas Booth , who plays Sixx himself , who has already given life to Boy George , in his also biopic “ Boy George: Life is My Stage – (2010) “, Machine Gun Kelly ( from another great production by Netflix , the movie “ Bird Box – (2018)” , in the shoes of drummer Tommy Lee, Iwan Rheon, best known for his role in “Game of Thrones”, in the shoes of the villain Ramsay and here plays the strange guitarist Mick Mars, and we still have Daniel Webber who gives life to vocalist Vince Neil. So we have formed the Crüe of the film, which I confess in certain moments more like a bunch of teenagers in a kind of cover band than a cast of films, they do not look at all like the original members, even covered in makeup and a lot of in progressive hair Booth (his characterization is between something like the very Sixx , time and Synyster Gates of A7x and even a hint of Sa William national band Rose of Sharon ). When the four get together and christen the band, from then on we have the unfolding of what was the story already told in a book of young boys wanting to be famous and all their insanity as their fame was increasing.
We have a film with a lighter tone at the beginning, a kind of indirect comedy, showing the first mishaps of the band, their trajectory to make themselves crazy and call attention at all costs, in addition to the heavy music that was annoying due to its content, including bothering the Christian community by a few letters. And this is where the feature brings us fun moments, such as relationships with drummer Lee’s girlfriends , a somewhat unusual encounter with Ozyy Osbourne (played by Tony Cavalero, in a characterization that I immediately thought was Ozzy himself ), drunk with drugs and no less unusual drinks. So the first part unfolds and it flows very well.
The boys manage to catch the drills of their respective characters and do it very well when it is time to embody Motlëy in action on stage, especially when it comes to Tommy Lee and the bassist himself. The recreations of the clips are well done, in fact reminiscent of the original recordings. The problem is in the out of stage .
However, it is in the second half that things go somewhat wrong. Here we have the fall of the boys, Sixx with its serious problems of addictions, internal fights between the members, delays with launches, the departure of Neilof the band and a great drama in his private life involving his daughter. This moment in the film should in fact be places to develop the dramatic part, but due to the caricature given so far, I couldn’t really feel involved in any of those moments, passing over without major expressions, something that seems to be missing in the cast, where the supporting roles seem to have more variations than the main cast, which often sound somewhat automatic looking like stick figures, especially the vocalist, that even in a moment as key as the daughter’s he can’t pass anything beyond the kitten’s eye of Shrek and a half – closed mouth.
The direction is the right time, the lost time. As already said it has a good start in its first half, but when it is time to really get into the story, things start to sound dragged looking like a way to buy time, so that in the end everything sounds run over and ends up as cute as ever is predicted. Perhaps it is due to the director’s lack of experience in dealing with such material, as it comes from a series of films without much content.
” The Dirt ” had a good repercussion among the fans of the band, which in fact is the main point in a film like this, but if evaluated as a feature film, it ends up not being as attractive as in other cases that have already happened. Far from being bad, but if evaluated with a little more care, we see that it ended up falling into a somewhat novelistic caricature. It entertains, but it does not fill your eyes, it is really a biography film and it does not go beyond that nor much beyond its target audience.