Oasis: Supersonic

3.5 Stars

Walk out of the cinema with a proper swagger.

If you’re already an Oasis fan (and I guess you wouldn’t be going to see this if you didn’t at least like the band) get ready to like them even more than before. Hearing the songs with cinema-sound gives them a whole new life, almost guaranteed to make you want to go home and listen to them again.

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Produced by the team behind the Amy Winehouse documentary ‘Amy’, Supersonic covers the time shortly before the band was formed, up until they played to a 2-dates sold out Knebworth in 1996. Also included is a little background on Liam and Noel growing up. The documentary is comprised mainly of audio interviews with Liam, Noel and their mother Peggy. The focus here is solely on the band, surprisingly not even a mention of the Blur rivalry.

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As with most documentaries, there isn’t much groundbreaking material that we haven’t heard before; although I did find it interesting to hear more about their childhood and it helps you to appreciate why Liam and Noel are the way they are. I would have liked to see some visual footage of the interviews rather than just the audio. For the most part it worked well to use the audio over the top of photos or videos of what was being spoken about. But it was clear in some parts that they needed to fill-in with visuals; at one point they had some animated drawings to describe what was being talked about in the interview, which felt a little odd.

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The thing which really comes across here is the unique attitude of the Gallagher brothers – that it was never just about the music but rather the whole package.

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There have already been some promising comments from Liam about a possible Oasis reunion at the film’s premiere, Liam has stated “If it happens tomorrow, I’m ready, my bags are packed, If it happens in a year, I’m still ready, if it happens in 10 years, I’m still ready.” There’s nothing like seeing this film to get you hyped up for that!

Oasis:Supersonic premieres in Sweden on 14 October.