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New Netflix Comedy From Harold And Kumar Creators Is Being Described As 'Modern School Of Rock'

Shola Lee

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New Netflix Comedy From Harold And Kumar Creators Is Being Described As 'Modern School Of Rock'

A new Netflix flick from the creators of Harold & Kumar is being likened to School of Rock after hitting the streaming giant.


Ah, School of Rock. One of Jack Black's finest cinematic moments. School kids starting a rock band and winning big - what's not to love?

So, obviously people were excited when they found out new comedy, Metal Lords, on Netflix was being compared to the hit film.


The new flick follows metal lover Hunter (Adrian Greensmith) and his best friend Kevin (Jaeden Martell) who start a 'post death metal band', charmingly called Skullf****r.

Obviously, the band are up against it as the most popular music groups in the school do pop music covers.

They also don't have a bassist, which is pretty essential for any band.

This is where cello player Emily (Isis Hainsworth) comes in and the teens' hopes of winning the battle of the bands is renewed.


People were quick to react to react to the movie, taking to Twitter to share their thoughts.

One user said: "Metal Lords feels like a modern answer to School of Rock. It's a wondrous coming-of-age delight that revels in the bold excess of the heavy metal genre. Come for the friendship, stay for the contagious energy of live music."


Another added: "METAL LORDS Your typical high school film Netflix pushes out that never finds a true rhythm. Three lead performances bring some weight and give it a School of Rock for the new generation but D.B. Weiss’ script never fleshes out its themes of teenage mental illness or bullying."

Others commented on the team behind the comedy, noting it's from Game of Thrones producers DB Weiss and David Benioff.

The movie marks the first in a deal the creators struck with the streaming service, with Weiss sent to write and produce and Benioff taking on executive producing duties.


Naturally people were excited about the deal, but some were quick to joke about what the team's involvement might mean.

One user said: "The GOT producers? So this movie will be good for the first 3/4 and then tank towards the end?"

Another replied saying: "Producers, but they're not allowed to write anything. I'm feeling mildly confident, so long as they're not allowed near any writing instruments...keyboards, pens, quails, etc.'

Still, people remained pretty enthusiastic, with a third saying: "SAW THIS TRAILER!! SOOO so down!"


Metal Lords is streaming on Netflix now.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Netflix, TV and Film, Celebrity

Shola Lee
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