Here’s a documentary that aired on HBO last night that everyone will be talking about, so I decided to do a review on it. This is a documentary about the 90’s rock icon and leading frontman for Nirvana, the legendary Kurt Cobain. This is directed by Brett Morgan. The documentary shows actually footage of the personal life of Kurt and digs deep to find out information about the early life, music career and death of Kurt Cobain.
Kurt Cobain is not only one of the greatest frontmen that ever lived, but what he created is still loved by many people today. First off, this was a documentary that I was looking forward to watching ever since I found out that it was going to be made. Once I found out that HBO was airing it, I was completely sold before I even watched it. They put out some great documentaries. Anyone who is a fan of music must watch this documentary. It provides you with a true look into the private life of Kurt Cobain. There are so many things that I never knew about him and after watching this documentary, a lot of my questions were answered. Montage Of Heck is in no way a happy documentary, nor does it tell a story with a good ending. Oh and by the way, Courtney Love is absolutely in this.
Director, Brett Morgan must really be a fan of Nirvana and especially Kurt. He dug very deep to find information and footage that no one knew and has ever seen before. I thought he did an excellent job with what he was working with and made this a very memorable documentary for me on someone who I highly respect in the music industry. This is something you really need to pay attention to when watching documentaries, the filming. In this case, it was absolutely terrific and I hope Morgan receives many awards for this. As you may know, I am more of a Pearl Jam fan, but I do appreciate the greatness of Nirvana and the unbelievably talented, Kurt Cobain. Having said that, this is not a documentary about Nirvana for whoever thought that. This documentary goes more into depth on the personal life of Kurt and all his struggles from early childhood up until the day he died. My favorite thing about this was that it answered a lot of questions for people.
Montage Of Heck is a journey through the mind of this tormented genius. HIs story is undoubtably a tragedy from day one. Even Krist Novoselic said that he wished he would have known more back then because it would have changed a lot of things. This documentary took eight long years to put together and the end result was excellent. If you are a fan of Nirvana, this will be very emotional for you. This really makes you wish that Kurt lived long enough so he could have a little piece of mind and figure things out. He left so many hints that he was going to do what he did and people just didn’t read between the lines. This is a documentary that really hits home if you are a fan of good music and appreciate the brilliance of this iconic man.
Overall, Montage Of Heck is a documentary that can be liked by people who do not even like Nirvana or Kurt Cobain. It has excellent filmmaking and a lot of personal archive that I have no idea how it could have been found. This is definitely two thumbs up from me!
Grade= A (Excellent! A Must See!)