Foo Fighters Fall Flat in Dopey ‘Studio 666’

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The Foo Fighters in a horror comedy? Echoes of KISS meets Scooby Doo rush to thoughts.

It’s not a flattering comparability regardless of that extremely low bar.

“Studio 666” is just too lengthy, too by-product and might’t even ship music worthy of the band’s greatest melodies.

Nobody is taking themselves significantly, thank goodness, and this band of non-actors acquit themselves properly sufficient. In any other case, that is for Foo Fighter purists solely. Even they may cry foul earlier than all is alleged and completed.

The band members play themselves, burned-out rockers searching for a spot to file their tenth album. Their supervisor (Jeff Garlin) steers them to a sprawling Encino house that provides simply the proper, eclectic vibe. The prologue exhibits how the exact same home, although, as soon as hosted a rising band’s remaining days on earth.

May one thing related occur once more? In fact, and there’s nothing flawed with that premise.

What we hope to see is a few inside rock nuggets (we get however a couple of), Dave Grohl poking enjoyable at his rock god picture (certain, nevertheless it’s not often humorous) and band mates who’re sport for almost the whole lot.

That’s an enormous, fats verify on the latter field. However since solely die-hard followers know the band members by title, it hardly registers.

This isn’t John, Paul, George and Ringo. In truth, solely Rami Jaffee will get a particular persona, and it’s by behaving like a second-rate Joaquin Phoenix.

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“Studio 666” presents a couple of delirious kills and extra blood than your common “Scream” sequel. Horror followers will relish each parts, however the story itself is a slog and the film runs a great quarter-hour too lengthy.

The screenplay makes use of the “F-bomb” so typically it turns into numbing, and solely 13 year-old-boys hopped up on vitality drinks will discover the jokes humorous.

Grohl is entrance and middle right here, and he’s clearly essentially the most pure actor of the bunch. Nonetheless, he isn’t fascinating sufficient to anchor the story, nor does co-star Whitney Cummings add something past a recognizable face. Much better is Lionel Richie’s cameo which is brief and candy.

Grohl just lately stated he recorded an whole heavy metallic album to debut at or close to the movie’s launch date. A few of these thunderous riffs made the completed lower. They sound completely in sync with the film itself, forgettable and by-product.

It’s all the time dangerous for an artist to strive different media on for measurement. Simply ask Bruce Willis and Don Johnson, who steered their careers into music a long time in the past and retreated to their consolation zones regardless of some industrial success.

Good.

It’s clear the Foo Fighters had a blast making “Studio 666.” Sadly, the sensation is way from mutual.

HIT or Miss: The Foo Fighters don’t embarrass themselves starring of their first movement image. The story round them, sadly, is one other story.

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