Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny Reviews
This film is essential for D fans. Its worth a try for metal music lovers. However, if you don't fit in these catagories, its should be given at least a chance.
"The greatest motion picture of all time."
As a lover of Tenacious D and Rock period, this movie is heaven. It's filled from start to finish with awesome references and songs. JB and KG are actually good musicians, so everything in the movie, song wise, works perfectly. Their songs are catchy(I should know as I can now say I know every song in this movie by heart, after my latest viewing), and their guitar playing is good. Then there's amazing cameos from Meatloaf as JB's father. From Dio as a poster of JB's room. From Ben Stiller, as a guitar salesman who knows about the Pick of Destiny. From Tim Robbins, as the Stranger. And from Dave Grohl as none other than Satan. And last but not least from John C. Reilly as Sasquatch. *Fun Fact: John C. Reilly also got a credit as Sasquatch Researcher. I shit you not. Then there's a scene that spoofs A Clockwork Orange. The movie has everything.
We see Tenacious D form and then try to find the Pick of Destiny, which will magically turn them into the best band in the world. In between there's a little adventure to find the pick that feels slightly like the one from Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle. There's a mushroom trip, there's Sasquatch, there's Satan, there's an open mic contest. The movie is just jam packed from start to finish. It's all a very fun ride.
Now I can see this being an easy movie to hate. Its comedy isn't for everyone and its music won't be either. If you're a Tenacious D fan then you're golden, but otherwise it's probably a coin flip. I'll admit that I've never seen this movie sober. It's one that you smoke some weed with your friends and say "Shit, we haven't watched The D lately." It's a funny and amusingly ridiculous film from the greatest band ever, Tenacious D. Those are their words not mine.
It's so silly, but it mostly has the kind of quirkyness that creates a unique kind of humor like Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Napolean Dynamite. So this film really worked for me, I enjoyed it a million times more than I expected. At times it is stupid, but overall I was really entertained and amused. Not a film I'd recommend to everyone, but it's alright!
Jack Black is so great in this film!
The only negative I can really think of about this movie is it doesn't really have a message. It would have been better if it had a little heart.
What's the positive? EVERYTHING! This movie actually has surprisingly good songs. Newsflash people: Jack Black can sing. And sing he did. Not only were the songs funny, they were sung pretty well. Guy has more talent then half the people in the top 50 charts. Gass is a nice guitarist too.
The songs were hillarious. They curse a lot, but they do it in a matter that's actually quite intelligent. They don't just say the f word 500 times. They'll say it a few times at the right moment. It's a very very rare skill, that Jack Black has happened to master.
My favorite scene has got to be the final battle with Satan. It is easily the funniest scene in movie history.
Overrall, fantastic underrated comedy. Impossible to hate it.
An epic prequel chronicling the begining of a saga. This is about Jables and Rage Kage forming one of the most important rock and roll bands of all time, and they are known as Tenacious D.
JB: Kyle's fingers be silver
KG: Jack's voice then be gold
JB: but lest you think we're vain
JB: we know you're all robots and we don't care. Tenacious D we reign!
A lot of good fun. This movie works along the same lines as a movie like Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. If you've seen The D's previous works: their TV show, listened to their CD, or seen them actually perform, then you will like the movie a lot more. Even without that, the movie can still be pretty funny. It's completely ridiculous and over-the-top, even if it does have some hit-or-miss moments.
JB: If you think it's time to fucking rock and fucking roll, out of control...
The story is basically a prequel to Tenacious D's rise to "fame." After forming the band, the duo go on a journey to try and find a legendary guitar pick, hoping to make them the greatest band ever.
Lee: [after the first show] That was amazing, you guys changed people's lives tonight.
KG: I know, it was so awesome dude.
JB: Yeah, it was awesome, compared to bullshit!
Jack Black is back in his R-rated profanity mode that can be hilarious, but he is at his funniest when he actually preforms his songs. Kyle Gass is also funny, not just a side kick, but his own half of the duo that is just as important.
Open Mic Host: We've got one spot left. you guys got any new material?
JB: What we got's gonna turn your brain into shit.
There are also plenty of cameos that work just as well, including Lucifer himself, as well as a number of familiar faces for D fans.
The Stranger: I'm going to slice out your eyes, and your balls. And then I am going to stick your eyes in your ball sacks. And then I will take your balls, and I will put them in your eyeholes!
The movie is a rock opera at heart, full of some good ole' fashion rock and roll with some good laughs.
JB: What do you want, 'Non-Rocker'? This line is reserved for 'Rockers Only', so I can't really talk to you right now!
Ben Stiller, Tim Robbins and David Grohl (of the Foo Fighters) made cameo appearances which was a delight. Tim Robbins as a bum with a bum leg was so hilarious, I couldn't stop laughing. The rockin duo of course were funny as hell. The comedic timing and the delivery of jokes were spot-on. Add to that the crackalackin' music of Jables and Rage Kage and you're in for a musical rockin extravaganza you've never experienced before.