Upcoming Netflix Documentary on Drummers

MrInsanePolack

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suppose they were going for the widest audience instead of what might interest real drummers.
Isnt this how movies work? Sports movies arent just for athletes to enjoy. Horror movies arent just for serial killers to enjoy. Scientists fiction movies arent just for scientists to enjoy.

Why must we think that as drummers this movie is only for us? Instead of whining about it, we should celebrate that the movie drums are actually getting played. Correctly. By drummers.
 

SomeBadDrummer

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Isnt this how movies work? Sports movies arent just for athletes to enjoy. Horror movies arent just for serial killers to enjoy. Scientists fiction movies arent just for scientists to enjoy.

Why must we think that as drummers this movie is only for us? Instead of whining about it, we should celebrate that the movie drums are actually getting played. Correctly. By drummers.
This might be true except that it was billed as a documentary, which doesn't typically appeal to anyone outside that interest.

Not whining btw, my opinion is worth expressing don't you think?
 

MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
This might be true except that it was billed as a documentary, which doesn't typically appeal to anyone outside that interest.

Not whining btw, my opinion is worth expressing don't you think?
Absolutely. I'm just shocked at how many didnt care for it. I'm gonna watch it regardless when my data renews.

I dont think I've met a drummer movie I havent liked yet. That includes Whiplash and Drumline. Better than watching a godawful romcom.
 

toddmc

Gold Member
Isnt this how movies work? Sports movies arent just for athletes to enjoy. Horror movies arent just for serial killers to enjoy. Scientists fiction movies arent just for scientists to enjoy.

Why must we think that as drummers this movie is only for us? Instead of whining about it, we should celebrate that the movie drums are actually getting played. Correctly. By drummers.
I get what you're saying but then I'm reminded of Metallica's "Through The Never" movie where they actually thought it would appeal to a wider audience being released in theatres.

You can dress it up all you want but at the end of the day, it's just a Metallica concert movie and no-one but Metallica fans are going to watch it.
Same with this movie- can't see many non-drummer's thinking "That looks interesting, think I'll forego my usual rom-com and give this doco about drumming a try".

And for the record, I loved it too so I'm definitely not in the drum snobbery camp here (but to further make the point my fiance was on her phone the whole time "we" watched it) 😁
 

River19

Senior Member
Watched it this week. It was fine......I don't want the time back but I wouldn't say there is anything worth watching it again for.

I think it brings drumming and some drumming history to non-drummers and just music fans in general, which is what they would have been aiming at anyways. Making a really in depth production on drumming that would appeal to drummers is a bodaciously small target audience for someone like NEtflix.

Glad they made it. We didn't pay for it anymore than the other crap on there so soak it in for 90mins.....
 

SomeBadDrummer

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And for the record, I loved it too so I'm definitely not in the drum snobbery camp here (but to further make the point my fiance was on her phone the whole time "we" watched it) 😁
Wtf? I make one comment that this is a weak attempt at a documentary and now labeled as drum snobbery camp? Grow a pair
 

SomeBadDrummer

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Absolutely. I'm just shocked at how many didnt care for it. I'm gonna watch it regardless when my data renews.

I dont think I've met a drummer movie I havent liked yet.
Why are you shocked that people aren’t as enamored as you with something that equals a waste of time for those that really understand drumming?
 

MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
Why are you shocked that people aren’t as enamored as you with something that equals a waste of time for those that really understand drumming?
I havent watched it yet, I thought I made that clear, ergo I in no way can be enamored with it. I was only making an observation about the number of drummers that didnt like the drummer movie. What wrong with that?

BTW you have insinuated that those who did like it dont really understand drumming.
 

SomeBadDrummer

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I havent watched it yet, I thought I made that clear, ergo I in no way can be enamored with it. I was only making an observation about the number of drummers that didnt like the drummer movie. What wrong with that?
Okay thanks. So maybe you are enamored with the idea of a Netflix movie about drumming that IMO sucks. Once you have watched it (if you make it all the way through) then perhaps you should chime in. I was really looking forward to it but as is often the case, was sadly disappointed.
 

SomeBadDrummer

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BTW you have insinuated that those who did like it dont really understand drumming.
That is a good point, I retract that statement. There are probably a lot of people who understand drumming better than me who like this movie. God bless em
 

MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
Okay thanks. So maybe you are enamored with the idea of a Netflix movie about drumming that IMO sucks. Once you have watched it (if you make it all the way through) then perhaps you should chime in. I was really looking forward to it but as is often the case, was sadly disappointed.
I will once I watch it. I dont understand how I am enamored with it though. I neither like nor dislike the movie I haven't seen, nor have I given an opinion on it either way. At least I dont think I have.
 

MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
I get what you're saying but then I'm reminded of Metallica's "Through The Never" movie where they actually thought it would appeal to a wider audience being released in theatres.
I've not heard of this film. My interest in Metallica kinda faded after the black album. I did watch Some Kind of Monster and wasnt impressed.
 

toddmc

Gold Member
I've not heard of this film. My interest in Metallica kinda faded after the black album. I did watch Some Kind of Monster and wasnt impressed.
Well that suprises me a lot since Never was given a commercial cinema release while you had to track down an "indie" cinema to see SKOM at the time (might have been different in the US though).

Both totally different movies and good in their own way for very different reasons (but no-one's going to see either of these if they're not a fan of the band).
 

MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
Well that suprises me a lot since Never was given a commercial cinema release while you had to track down an "indie" cinema to see SKOM at the time (might have been different in the US though).

Both totally different movies and good in their own way for very different reasons (but no-one's going to see either of these if they're not a fan of the band).
I have no idea if either were in the theatres here. I saw SKOM at a friends house.
 

Rattlin' Bones

Gold Member
I watched it. Didn't like it. Probably because the audience demographic they are going for seems to be millennials/ the under 40 demographic and that ain't me lol.

They made all drummers look like angry psychotics taking out the abuse they suffered as children by beating their drums. "Loud and in your face" was how they portrayed drummers and playing drums. You gotta be some sorta animal to be a drummer. Play them loud and fast and hard and loud and fast.

They played to the stereotype of what a "drummer is", and they made the documentary for a demographic of punksters under the age of 40 (and maybe aged seasoned punksters over 70 lol).

Disappointed. Offended. That's how I feel about the documentary.
 
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SomeBadDrummer

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I love pulp fiction, can’t get enough of Honey Bunny
I watched it. Didn't like it. Probably because the audience demographic they are going for seems to be millennials/ the under 40 demographic and that ain't me lol.

They made all drummers look like angry psychotics talking out the abuse they suffered as children by beating their drums. "Loud and in your face" was how they portrayed drummers and playing drums. You gotta be some sorta animal to be a drummer. Play them loud and fast and hard and loud and fast.

They played to the stereotype of what a "drummer is", and they made the documentary for a demographic of punksters under the age of 40 (and maybe aged seasoned punsters over 70 lol).

Disappointed. Offended. That's how I feel about the documentary.
Yes, yes and yes!
 
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