Reviewed bytony-1662Vote: 9/10/10
Just returned from watching this at Vue Bolton. Was mesmerising. Thelive Q&A after the film was light hearted & warm, with Liam trademarkexpletives. Charts the remarkable meteoric rise from a Manchestercouncil estate to the massive Knebworth brace of gigs pumping outtracks to 250,000 exuberant fans. They were so hot, with 2.5 m requestsfor tickets, as Liam says, they 'could 'av still been playin now!'. Intheir own words, 'the biggest band in the world' at that time. Thisfilm was heartwarming in it's authenticity, it's portrayal felt veryreal. I left the theatre with a real sense that I knew Liam and Noel alittle better, and understood them a little more. Their journey wasextraordinary. The soundtrack powerful. There were many points in thefilm when the volume ramped up the rockin beats and the audienceexcitement palpable. A great feeling in the theatre that we had allseen something special. I also laughed many times. I hope there is a'Part Two' charting what happened after Knebworth. Brilliant film &documentary. 9.5 / 10. Tony P
Reviewed byPaul AllaerVote: 9/10/10
"Oasis: Supersonic" (2016 release from the UK; 122 min.) is adocumentary about the early years of Britain's biggest band of the 90s.As the movie opens, the voice-over mentions that the band went in lessthan 3 years from signing to a label to headlining Knebworth 1996 infront of 250,000 fans, and the footage shows us the mega-madness thatevent was. We then go back in time, to the childhood of Noel and Liam(5 years younger) and oldest brother Paul, and how Noel and Liam end upin music. At this point we're 10 min. into the movie.
Couple of comments: this documentary is directed by Mat Whitecross, aBrit who's directed other music-related documentaries. More tellingly,the movie is executive produced by Asif Kagadu, who last year directedthe brilliant and Oscar-winning Amy Winehouse documentary "Amy". Thisdocumentary made a number of very smart choices, including: (1) itfocuses ONLY on the early years (nothing beyond 1996 is covered ormentioned), and the bulk of the film is about 1994-95, when the bandreached it critical and commercial peak with the first 2 albums and themany related singles and B-sides from that era; (2) the sibling rivalrybetween Noel and Liam is not neglected but neither is it overplayed. Iloved Noel's observation "I am like a cat, while Noel's like a dog. Iam independent, while he craves attention and begs 'play with me! throwme the ball!", ha! (3) the documentary contains some amazing footage,including of Oasis' very first gig (8/18/91, when Noel hadn't evenjoined yet) and the infamous gig in Glasgow (5/31/93) where they werespotted by Creation Records co-owner Alan McGee, who promptly signedthem. (And Noel comments about that gig: "There were 7 people there,and he (McGee) was 2 of them. So yea, we were an overnight sensation, 21/2 years in the making." The rest, as they say, is history. There area lot of funny moments sprinkled throughout the film as well, whichreally keeps the overall mood quite light, and that is a good thing.Bottom line: if you are a fan of Oasis, as I was from the beginning,you absolutely do not want to miss this.
I saw "Oasis: Supersonic" at my local art-house theater here inCincinnati last night, when the movie was shown in theaters across thecountry for a one-night-only showing. The theater here was PACKED,somewhat to my surprise. I guess there is a pent-up demand (nostalgia?)for the good ol' days of the 90s Britpop. Much of the crowd roared withdelight at the funny bits, and seemed completely into the movie (as wasI). "Oasis: Supersonic" is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Reviewed bywww.ramascreen.comVote: 9/10/10
I spent my teen years in the '90s and till today I'm still a huge fanof The X-Files, Arsenal FC, and my favorite band ever, OASIS, and sonaturally I was geekin' out about this new docu about them, directed byMat Whitecross. Brought to you by the producers of "Amy" and "Senna"OASIS: SUPERSONIC chronicles the incredible true story of the rise,reign, explosion and fall of the legendary rock band OASIS.
Now, here's the thing, if you're as big a fan of theirs as I am, you'dalready know their story by heart, how they came to be, their humblebut happy beginning, what they did to make a living in their earlyyears, how they got together as a band and how they eventually signedon to a recording deal. This really isn't anything new for us fans. Butto those who don't know those details, OASIS: SUPERSONIC goes thoroughand chronologically in presenting them. The film really really goesinto the heart of it, it's authentic, it's magnetic, it draws you inand it covers every little detail, one after the other and itinterviews every person directly involved during each specific moment.
I may be mistaken but I don't believe this is the first docu that'sever made about OASIS, but it's definitely one that leaves no stoneunturned. It's as definitive and as extensive as it gets. Especiallywith all the raw archival footage from the earl '90s when they werejust a struggling band, that alone manages to transport a lot of usback through time, all of a sudden, nostalgia of things used to be justcome rushing in like a floodgate had just been opened. It's fascinatingwhen you look at the two brothers, Noel and Liam, because they have apeculiar way of showing sibling love to each other. Just like any othersiblings, they too would fight, but I suppose it finally got to a pointwhere they just had to part. But the combination of Noel Gallagher'ssongwriting talent and Liam's unique distinctive voice are the stuffthat rock history is made of. You see their arc, the evolution of theband, their transition, their effort in adapting to the times, allcovered in OASIS: SUPERSONIC, which is a must-see docu for us OASISfans everywhere, it opens the door to one of all-time greatest rockbands. A24 releases OASIS: SUPERSONIC in U.S. theaters as a one-nightonly theatrical event on October 26, 2016
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