If this movie had been worse, it might have been so bad that it was funny. If this movie had been [i]better[/i], it might have been an enjoyable watching experience starring New Ray from [i]Due South[/i]. As it was, it was just bad. Disappointing and bad.
New Ray is a member of a band called "Hard Core Logo." They are doing, I believe, a reunion tour that ends up being their final handful of shows--when your reunion tour involves a stop in Saskatoon, it's probably not a sign that your band is destined for greatness. With a better screenwriter, the characters might have been interesting; they are given quirks, though I cannot say which quirk belonged to which character. One of the guys is tortured by the thought that he's not interesting enough to be a poser; as I say, a lot could be done with that, but nothing is.
I wanted very much to enjoy this film and couldn't. I found myself losing track of the story, and there's not much story to lose track of. There's some complicated subplot involving a rocker who was allegedly shot and had to have his legs amputated; this turns out not to be true, but I never worked out why he said it was.
The filming isn't bad, in a mockumentary kind of way. No one will mistake it for the work of Christopher Guest, even leaving aside the fact that it isn't funny, but again, it's not bad. Some of the stylistic choices are actually quite good, though not good enough to improve the overall badness of the film very much.
I don't want to give the impression that this is the worst movie I've ever seen. I, after all, have seen [i]The Medallion[/i], which is a much flashier kind of bad. Ditto [i]Van Helsing[/i]. But I was hoping for the kind of witty quirkiness that Paul Gross is usually doing, or failing that something dumb enough to laugh at. I didn't get either. The best that can be said about [i]Hard Core Logo[/i] is that I didn't have to pay money for it; I got it out of the library.