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Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny - Film Review

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by Alexander Dermer (subscribe)
Alex is a freelance writer, retail worker, short film maker, an avid lover of The Arts and always willing to explore.
Published January 5th 2013
This Is One Tenacious Tap

We all love and adore the rock phenomenon known as Tenacious D, but who really knew the true story from the beginning? From this tale you will discover how JB and KG formed the "world's greatest band"; as they get high, battle the devil, and steal the ever magical, Pick of Destiny.

Overall The Pick of Destiny is an exuberant heavy metal adventure, and one which is almost guaranteed to have you rock out with your co…. well you get the idea. With its invasive tunes, constant pop culture references, and lowbrow stoner humour; The Pick of Destiny may not be the greatest of rock musicals, but with Jack Black, and Kyle Gass at the helm, it's neither too far behind.

Along with rocking to the righteous melodies, and giggling at its puerile jokes, part of the fun with The Pick of Destiny is playing I spy with the abundance of rock celebrity cameos. When you see Meat Loaf as Jack Black's father, Dave Grohl as Satan, and Ronnie James Dio as a vivid hallucination of himself, you know you can't go too wrong.

The story does drag a little in the second half, and the jokes do occasionally fall flat; however behind Liam Lynch's skillful direction, and the film's most orgasmic lyrics, The Pick of Destiny is easily one of the most boisterous features from 2006.

For those who are fans of either Jack Black or Tenacious D, this one's pretty much a shoe in. Otherwise, whether the idea of This Is Spinal Tap crossed with Cheech and Chong appeals to you, then The Pick of Destiny will leave you laughing like a moronic seal, with each brain cell diminishing by the minute.


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You can purchase the DVD at Amazon, JBHIFI, and Big W.
You can also purchase the soundtrack at Amazon, and JBHIFI.

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