Summary: In truth, you can’t let go of something that you never had. And he lets go of you because in truth, he always liked the pain.
Pairing: Reader x Captain Boomerang
“So, you think I’m broken? Then fix me.”
“See, ‘s where yer wrong, luv.” Boomerang started, a cigarette hanging
from his forefinger. He’s leant against an abandoned brick wall. A dust of
smoke dances across his features in the street lit shadows. The city is burned
to ashes; much like the two of you. “None of us can be fixed.”
“Instead you’re just
going to wait for us to self-destruct?” You asked; the question falls loosely
from your tongue. “Nothing can beat Flag’s version of Hollywood Squares unless
it’s us actively deciding to kill ourselves first, right?”
if anyone ever says that meg white was a bad drummer and was holding the white stripes back or that kurt cobain wrote all of courtney’s songs for her or that yoko ono killed the beatles then you are permitted to destroy them
I thoroughly enjoyed Montage of Heck, from start to finish.
It’s an impeccably edited and assembled documentary that
deserves all the acclaim it’s been receiving.
I’m a huge Nirvana fan and have been since I was about 15
years old, did I learn anything new in
terms of the band? No. Yet I learned a
whole lot more about Kurt Cobain. If
you’re after new Nirvana tracks or treasures you won’t see anything new here,
but if you’re after a deeper insight to Kurt you’ll get amazing home video
footage of him as a child growing up and some eye opening stuff with him and
It’s definitely an emotional documentary but also pretty
shocking at times. We all knew Kurt was
pretty fucked up, his troubles are well documented as is his heroin addiction
but seeing it with your very eyes is incredibly harrowing. The scenes with him and Courtney are
incredibly adorable, when they’re not high that is. We see footage of them basically living in
squalor, high as a kite whilst pregnant and generally strung out.
It’s incredibly sad.
I knew it happened but seeing it happen is even worse.
These scenes intercut with diary entries and song lyrics
really help give a picture of Kurt’s mind set at the time better than any
expose, book or documentary on the subject that I’ve seen before. You really see how his troubled upbringing
affected him in the long term.
The direction is top notch throughout, I admit I wasn’t sure on the animation scenes
I saw in the trailer but they work so damn well in the finished film. They help bring to life audio recordings, his
diary and generally help to add visuals where visuals don’t exist. The animation itself is incredibly well
done, the assembled montage segments are inter cut with incredible precision
flowing with the beat of the music.
There’s always going to be that argument surrounding his
death, for me this documentary just further highlights the fact that he was a
man on the edge who’d had enough.
Withdrawn, addicted and tired he decided to do what he had to do to be
free of it all.
The film doesn’t go in to detail of his death or the
aftermath but then again we’ve heard it all before. Yet I do feel it would have
helped close the documentary better as an all-round complete look at his
life, also the absence of Dave Grohl is
noticed. Grohl apparently filmed
interview segments but they weren’t done in time to meet the edit deadline and
therefore didn’t make the cut, I definitely
thought this would have added an extra element.
I would have also been interesting to hear from Chad Channing or Jason
Everman to make this the complete Cobain doc but alas they’re absent here.
If you’re a fan of Nirvana and Kurt you will love this
documentary, I thought I knew pretty
much all there was to know but there is so much in here I never knew and it was
enlightening. It’s so well directed and
edited, the whole thing is put together
amazingly and was well worth the wait.
If you’re looking for a deeply intimate portrait of the man
he was (the good and the bad) Cobain:
Montage of Heck is it!