Anvil was one of many heavy metal bands that popped up during the eighties, and one of the unlucky few that (despite great musical talent) didn't really make it big. This is their story.
As with most band documentaries the movie is a mash-up of real show footage, interviews, and just random film from their daily lives, detailing a journey from a pinnacle of fame, back to a more depressing and not-so-glorious now, and then back into the future again, ending with one big attempt at getting back into the music business - a show of hope.
The whole movie is one big promo for the band, but that's OK, it was interesting to watch, and considering I'd never really heard of Anvil before I watched this... it must be working! Looks like they did attain some renewed fame after this movie was released too. I'm glad. They seem like a creative bunch of people, they make good music, they deserve another shot. Rock on!
rated 3/5: not bad