Lest there be some young’un who thinks of “Enter Sandman” as New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera’s intro music and that’s it, the guys in Metallica are here to remind us that there’s a band behind the rage rock. The IMAX 3-D release “Metallica Through the Never” is all about reasserting their relevance, loudly. Of course, it’s also about doing some energetic-as-ever headbanging.
The movie’s marketing promises a fresh hybrid of concert film and narrative feature. But the band, which shares screenwriting credit with director Nimród Antal (“Predators”), doesn’t seem interested in legit narrative. Instead, they’re all about hypnagogic flashes and rocking their set, making this an old-school music video stretched to feature length. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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