Cert: 15 Runtime: 122 mins Director: Matt Whitecross Cast: Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher, Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs and Peggie Gallagher
I think you’re the same as me, we see things they’ll never see
What can be said about Oasis that hasn’t been said before? Truly the most influential band of their time and inspired a generation. Supersonic is the documentary of the journey that the lads from Manchester took to become the biggest band in the world. Music documentaries are not my favourite, but when it’s about Oasis it has to be watched. So what is it about? From the council estates of Manchester to the biggest venues in the land, the rise of Oasis was nothing short of meteoric. In three short years, these Britpop superstars conquered both the charts and the hearts of millions, becoming the defining band of the nineties. At their heart was the fractious relationship between brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher, which fuelled Oasis’s amazing creativity but also proved to be their undoing.
Supersonic is a great documentary for any Oasis fan, from a novice to a hardcore fan you’ll enjoy it. Probably the funniest documentary you’ll witness ever, Noel & Liam are utterly hilarious. The banter they provide is on point, you forget how funny they are. Under the comedic underbelly you get a wider portrait of their lives prior to the band. Peggie their mother is such a focal part of the documentary, she shows you the softer side of the brother. Such great humility is shown throughout the film. The footage and the narration from various people worked so well. It’s a wave of nostalgia to begin but it falls flat in the middle but it finishes with a bang. The reality of knowing we will never see a band like Oasis again is tragic. But you can re-live these great times in Supersonic. Great documentary and one hell of a ride.