Review in Brief: Supersonic (2016)

I like Oasis as a band, I don’t love them. Both Gallaghers are magnetic, but incredibly abrasive personalities. SUPERSONIC is Oasis in their own words, so you do get the arguments and the clashes, but no major revelations. “Liam’s got a better walk than me” says Noel mockingly when asked about his brother’s positive points. I really liked the scene reconstructions taking audio recordings and applying them to cleverly edited archive footage (credit to SEX & DRUGS & ROCK & ROLL director Mat Whitecross for entertainingly twisting reality) but elsewhere it feels very style over substance. I think Noel probably over-estimates the band’s impact on the music world at large, but if the band are directly involved, you’re not exactly going to contradict him are you? Yes, Noel is talented (as far as I’m concerned, he is Oasis) but the band’s charisma and catchy riffs can only take them so far. Definitely one for the fans. SSP

About Sam Sewell-Peterson

Writer and film fanatic fond of black comedies, sci-fi, animation and films about dysfunctional families.
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