Not a heavy metal fan whatsoever and this film is not close to the actual story of Mayhem but I find the film very interesting and different. And this film is not for the faint of heart whatsoever!!!
I think the character of Euronymous in the film is very pessimistic and quite uncaring. Yet there is a sense of empathy that I felt for him, and I’m glad to see Rory Culkin get some much needed attention! His character does a lot of questionable things and one scene in particular is one of the most sickening scenes I have seen.
Another aspect of this film I like is the conflict is between Euronymous and Kristian “Varg” Vikernes ( Emory Cohen) which feels similar to conflicted relationships I have seen in person. Jealousy is a problem I, myself have fell in to many times and still do. But this film takes it to a whole another level. However, it does feel cliche and too dramatic.
Sorry for the short review…. but as with many of my films I post, I feel this film relies heavily on plot and so many scenes need to be felt rather than talked about so I’ll leave this one short.