i truly love this movie because i am huge grunge fan, but for those who are less connected with grunge, well be less connected to the movie.
I've dated myself.
Anyways, if you like music and you remember the 90s, this movie is a must see. Is grunge 'retro' yet? I think it might be time to get the band back together...
Up next. Reality Bites!
Awesome movie that will definitely bring back alot of memories.
"Hype!" shows '80s/'90s-era Seattle in all its eccentricity. Why did this one out-of-the-way city suddenly come to represent an entire musical movement? How did it come to define the direction of rock music for an entire decade? If the '60s-era rock musicians were shaped by social change and protest against the national culture, then the '90s-era "grunge rockers" were shaped first by a sense of protest against the mainstream music scene, and then...like a sort of tragedy...the entire area became a brand itself, the mass-marketed "Seattle Music Scene," a generic flavor thrust upon the country just the same as Seattle's coffee industry.
Overall, it's a fascinating story, and "Hype!" is able to piece together some very interesting interviews in order to clearly show how the city went from Outcast to Edgy New Sound to Pop Music.
There was the guy who was pretending to destroy rare concert posters. The guy surrounded by his historical photographs. The guy with the clearest head, with the sanest perspective on Seattle was probably Eddie Vedder. Funny because his success should have made his perspective inflated. Doubly hysterical because he's not even a native. Pearl Jam implanted him from San Diego!
It's not a historical documentary, retelling the innovators one by one. If there was an "inventor" of the Seattle sound, no one copped to it. If someone coined the term "grunge", we didn't learn about it here. That's my only complaint. Is that there was too much complaining in the movie. That's what I listen to the music for...