movie review

Review: HEAVY TRIP (2018)

HEAVY TRIP (aka Hevi Reissu) (2018)

Directors: Juuso LaatioJukka Vidgren

Starring: Johannes Holopainen, Samuli Jaskio, Antti Heikkinen. Max Ovaska, Minka Kuustonen

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This is a silly comedy that my friend Bill Florio was raving to me about a few months back. It finally came up on Prime so I ditched trying to make it through Adios Texas to watch Heavy Trip.  Its sort of trying to be a modern (This is) Spinal Tap that is set in Finland.  The story is that of a Heavy metal vocalist who lives in a quiet little town in Finland.  He works as an orderly or something at a mental hospital… but when he’s not cleaning up shit he is rocking out in the barn with his fellow dorky band mates in a group called Impaled Rektum.  The dudes have been practicing for twelve years, but have never played a live gig or written an original song.  After they mistakenly write an original, they some how end up getting a invitation to play Norway’s largest Metal festival.  Lots of bad slap stick comedy occurs throughout the flick.  Most the time it can be painful to endure, but the brutal music and story keep me watching.  Also love spotting obscure metal t shirts, patches etc.  I wouldn’t watch this again, but It was okay.  (NW)

NW: Nate Wilson    DC: Devon Cahill   MA: Matt Average

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