Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem - A Klok Opera (TV Movie 2013) Poster

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True to Dethklok! One of the best ways to spend 46 minutes of your life.
Osterman-henrik14 November 2013
Im not going to lie... I was a bit skeptical when I heard about a Metalocalypse Opera but after sitting through the first 5 minutes of the movie all my fears were quickly washed away!

I'm a massive Metalocalypse fan, been one since day one. The over the top black humor and references along with the all the wonderful satire and cliché's make it without a doubt one of the best TV shows of the last 10 years in my opinion and this 46 minute special is absolutely on par with the rest of the shows material. Its big, its dark, its bombastic and it stays true to the shows comedy styling, it's hilarious.

If you are expecting a 46 minute episode then you will be disappointed. It is exactly what it says it is, an Opera. There is singing and music throughout the entire movie so if you are one of those people that just can't stand musicals then maybe this one isn't for you. I am usually like that but I found this an absolute joy to sit through.

I'm not going to go through the story of the film as I think that's something that you should find out for yourself but the story of the movie does pick up where Season 4 left off. If you are a Metalocalypse fan or even just a fan of heavier music or the darker side of comedy I'd say that this is definitely for you. It is undoubtedly one of the hidden gems of 2013, Brendon Small has done it again!
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Awesome doesn't cover it.
mailskip16 November 2013
Never been a fan of operas and whens this landed my heart sunk.

1st time I jumped through it thinking W T F.Second time I stuck with it and can't put the sodding thing off now. The animation is what you'd expect with Metalocalypse. Brilliant. It's the audio that'll surprise you though. First I thought they might have a problem with it... I found it a crazy mix of funny and serious. I got dragged in with the funny stuff and gradually got more and more drawn to the story and arrangement.

Huge respect for everyone involved. I hope they get to tour it.

Incredibly catchy, funny, serious, fantastic, ugly and beautiful all together.

Brendon Small is a genius
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Most Epic Episode
itsthebeard15 February 2017
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I don't see how people disliked this. Since it may be the final episode of Metalocalypse, they did what they could to try to finish the story. From showing how Toki originally joined the band (through an incredible guitar duel played by Mr. Small himself) to the epic climax of the defeat of the man in the metal mask, the fulfillment of the Church of the Black Clock prophecy, and the arrival of the Doomstar this entire 45 minute long cartoon is nothing short of epic. Yes, they sing a lot because it is a rock opera. That's kind of the point. I don't understand how someone wouldn't be impressed by the fact that Brendon Small wrote songs spanning multiple genres and used a 50 piece orchestra for certain segments. In short: if you're not blown away then you're not paying enough attention.
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messages-lc16 August 2015
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I loved Seasons 1-3. Season 4 was bad, and this... I outright hate it.

I'll admit, I can't stand when everyday events are set to song. In this case, it's even worse because the voices don't really sound like the characters, and everything seems forced. I totally "get it," but this was just a poor effort.

I found myself thinking for the first time that I could make better jokes and write better dialog than the writers. The 45-minute "song" wasn't even melodic or interesting in any real way.

The humor is totally different since Season 3 ended, and it sucks.

I literally had to stop 5 or 6 times to make it through this. Disappointing.
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Explains why it got canceled...
glazer_j4 November 2018
I have watched Adult Swim for years on a nightly basis, but have never come across this episode in the 5 years since it was released... I admit, I only caught the last 15 min, which should have been the climax, but instead was boring, words were spoken-sung, with no hint of melody or operah, there as no fantastic guitar music, as in EVERY other episode made, and it all centered around a heavy religious / messianiac theme, with their manager as some sort of Super New Pope? The episode sucked (I assume - the entire ending was unbearable to watch and endure listen to) and THAT IS EXACTLY WHY the series got canceled! Why has no one ever said this, online? I had no idea until this very moment. Metal. was my fav. show of all time, it disappeared, and only 5 years do find out why. What a horrible joke, and a humiliating episode for everyone involved. I feel like f'ing puking.
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The usual weird perfection.
universallaureat24 June 2019
Brendon Small has delivered yet another symphony of brutal perfection. Together with Jack Black, Malcolm McDowell, and Mark Hamill, he has crafted something so entertaining, weird, and utterly metal, that the word opera barely registers. This is what the spawn of darkness and orchestra would look like as it slithered into your brain, your dreams, your sickest desires. I loved it as much as all of Metalocalypse.

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0 / 10
xacutna_6611 November 2013
I'm a HUGE Metalocalypse fan, don't care for their records at all. I honestly think it's one of the best shows that's been on TV in a very long time but this was a huge disappointment. Every breath they take is singing which I didn't like. This should have been an idea that didn't make it past the board room , something laughed at and never taken seriously. If I was to describe the experience to really get my idea across it's like when Metallica did kill'em all to and the self titled "black album" than load. It felt as if Brandon small wasn't involved with this at all and let some other people who should be nowhere near that project ruin it.

Loved the visuals , the background music and atmosphere but everything else was disappointing. Season 4 was disappointing in my opinion too , I liked the 30 minute episodes of season 3 and found it hysterical especially the Christmas special but this feels like Brandon is letting others do everything.

How could this improve? subtitles perhaps even for a guy like me who speaks perfect English sometimes it can get so muddy for their voices that I missed jokes. Granted I could have hit rewind if I wanted to but I didn't care for this at all. If I was in charge I'd just make this into a season or a TV movie where they talk and their music in it. Guess it's true fans don't like change. We did get some information like how this spoiler or that spoiler happened but all in all I couldn't wait for it to finish.

from one Metalocalypse fan to another skip this , let your friends ruin it
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