ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Montage of Heck: A Fans Review

Updated on September 5, 2017
emi sue profile image

Emily is passionate about music and writing, and it shows as she begins to produce Emily's Rockin Reviews.

Montage of heck review and watch movie!
Montage of heck review and watch movie! | Source

The Initial Reaction of the Average Nirvana Fan

Montage of Heck is a rock documentary produced by Brett Morgan. When I heard about this movie I had some wild, mixed emotions, and upon watching the trailer I knew I had to watch it at least one time.

There was an interview done with Kurt Cobain's daughter, Frances Bean, by Rolling Stones Magazine. Frances served as an executive producer in the making of this film.

Frances discussed many different things in this brief interview. She also says she had very specific instructions on this film.

When Brett and I first met, I was very specific about what I wanted to see, how I wanted Kurt to be represented. I told him, "I don't want the mythology of Kurt or the romanticism."

'Montage of Heck' trailer

The Review Begins

The musical composition of this film was completely on point. Bravo! The slowed down, raw versions of Nirvana songs and the raw home footage of Kurt was really amazing.

This documentary is definitely worth watching. It is a great collaboration of home movies and a great insight the life of Kurt Cobain and the music he left behind. This documentary doesn't focus as much on his legacy left behind, but more about the story that he was making.

Kurt believed music came first lyrics came second. That's obviously mirrored through many songs. Most Nirvana songs don't put a lot of emphasis on the lyrics, but seem to focus more on the way the words sound with the music. This is shown pretty well in 'Montage of Heck'.

Young Kurt Cobain

Overall, this was a good documentary. I've read a few other opinions of the film. Buzz Osbourne. The founding member of The Melvins (one of Kurt's favorite bands suggested that it paints an unrealistic reality of his life. Osbourne stated in his interview done with Rolling Stones Magazine that "People need to understand that 90 percent of Montage of Heck is bullshit. Total bullshit,"

I have also written a review on the documentary Soaked in Bleach, which focused mainly on the circumstances surrounding the death of Kurt Cobain. Soaked in Bleach has scenes with several different people close to Kurt that said he is often portrayed at depressed and suicidal and several people featured in Soaked in Bleach claim this is a false depiction. Learn more about Soaked In Bleach by clicking here

So, even if you only watch Montage of Heck for this reason or that reason, or maybe no specific reason at all - at least watch it once..

It was nice to see a documentary that focused more on Kurt's life, more than his death. Kurt Cobain definitely let his impact on this world, and over 20 years after his death, we are still begging for more.



    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)