“Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar” Review

The Metalocalypse may soon be upon us in “Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar.” The film will mark the end of the “Metalocalypse” series that began on Adult Swim.

The film begins after the rescue of Toki Wartooth, and finds the band Dethklok at their lowest point. With singer Nathan Explosion traumatized from past events, he and the band must find a way to write the “Song of Salvation” before the looming Doomstar destroys the world as we know it.

“Army of the Doomstar” has plenty of what fans of the show crave. There is a balanced mix of comedy, pounding music, brutal violence, and a few cameos from the world of Metal. However, with this being the end of the series it takes a different tone than what viewers expect.

Since the film is dealing with a little heavier subject matter, “Doomstar” at times has a more serious and gritty tone. Which again may be something viewers won’t expect, but it does not take away from the films entertainment factor. It won’t drive them away, but will help keep them engrossed. However, the film’s sudden conclusion could leave some fans wanting a bit more.

Overall though, the fans of the Metalocalypse series will be satisfied to see loose ends dealt with and glad they went for the ride.

“Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar” is available now on digital and home media. The film is rated R for “pervasive language, violence, and drug use.”


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