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The film makers themselves don't seem to understand the deep cultural resonances created by this hype. Worse, they endorse the selfishness of the Seattle-ites who, apparently, want all this good stuff for themselves.
Hype wants you to think that a few interviews with some less popular bands and some poorly shot concert footage lend the film an insider legitimacy and credibility that excuse it from the same accountability it demands from other media.
Superb sound and image quality and a complex, intelligent perspective help make Hype! an engaging as well as thoughtful chronicle of the Seattle rock scene during its decade-long rise to worldwide influence.
It's not necessary to share this documentary's taste for head-banging music, which it indulges with an exuberant array of concert clips, to appreciate its bemused, articulate interviewees and its larger wit.
Structured in the standard "rockumentary" form that alternates performance footage with talking head interviews, Hype! derives much of its charm from the wonderfully likable bunch of goofballs Pray elected to interview.