Exceptionally well edited if exhaustive documentary tracking the rise of the British rock group Oasis over a 2 1/2 year period which saw them rise from playing to a handful of people at a club called The Boardwalk to playing to a quarter of a million people at Knebworth. Though their eventual implosion is often remarked on this is much more of a celebration than an elegy.
Great. Kind of mystical. You really get to feel that Oasis success was written by fate, like I think Noel says at some point. The missing star is beacuse I wish they had gone a bit deeper into Liam and Noel's feud.
Not having listened to any Oasis before watching this movie, I must honestly admit that it made me want to delve into their history. Besides the fact it seemed to drag in some parts, I didn't find anything wrong with the film. It is what it is, it works really well; I like it's style, I enjoyed the music and I especially liked how none of the narrators were shown on the screen as they were talking.
I generally find Oasis tiresome, as even their sibling rivalry feels derivative. However, I found this to be entertaining enough, mainly because of the early video of the band in formation. It struck me as being part of the full-blown home video era where every band that dreams of anything films themselves fucking around. It just turned out that these guys became huge. Noel is always funny, but the downfall drags.
I was never a fan of their music nor did I buy into the hype around this band; although I am happy to admit I was engrossed by this unflinching documentary illustrating the self-destructive nature of the key players and the band's inevitable implosion. It's an eye-opener. A treat not only for fans but also of interest to those who are into music and bands.
SUPERSONIC is a great documentary about a British band called Oasis. I felt that director Mat Whitecross really knew its source material. He is able to tell Oasis' life story from zero until they're famous. SUPERSONIC wants to show us why Oasis is the biggest band in the world and How genius are Noel and Liam Gallagher. Too bad, SUPERSONIC didn't show the tension between Liam & Noel that made the band split...