All the characters are like blank figurants with automatic dialogues while Hesher is a hiperbolized version of a metalhead or a regular Joe's combined prejudices about what a metalhead is, a caricature to entertain the non-initiated. If you lose one nut...you still got one left. P.S. Metallica sucks even the single ball left. Put some Violator, Adrenicide, Dr. Livingdead instead.
Pretty terrible film misconceived on almost every level. Predictable pablum full of unlikable characters we couldn't care less about. Have always sung Gordon-Levitt's praises but even he's awful in this one. "Hesher", "Thor", "Your Highness"....Natalie Portman needs a new agent.
The director is pretty good and the script was interesting in a lot of ways, but Hesher was not as charming as the filmmakers wanted him to be. He did a lot of indiscriminate things and was predictable in his madness. That mixed with cheeky grins and supermodel glances made me feel that the filmmakers had no idea how to make this guy, so he became an indie cliche without any real depth.