Lyric Movie Review: Oasis documentary ‘Supersonic’ provides front row seat to the band’s history

The Lyric Cinema Cafe in downtown Fort Collins premiered the new documentary “Supersonic.” The documentary, directed by Mat Whitecross and produced by Asif Kapadia (“Amy”), follows legendary British-pop band Oasis from their formation in 1991 to their historic 1996 Wembley Park concert where they played to over a quarter of a million fans over a two nights span.

The documentary, which premiered worldwide for just one night only, put viewers right in the middle of the band with rare footage and commentary from the band members and crew, and Oasis is definitely a crazy band to be in.

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Forming in 1991 Manchester, England, Oasis achieved startlingly quick success becoming one of Britain’s biggest bands in just three years. The band’s fame was in large catapulted by the bumpy relationship between their guitarist and frontman, brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher and their refreshingly debaucherous rock n’ roll antics.

Oasis released their first album, “Definitely Maybe,” in 1994 and it became the UK’s fastest selling album of all time. They cemented their place as rock legends with their 1995 release of “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory,” which featured such tracks as “Wonderwall” and “Don’t Look Back in Anger.” The band broke up in 2009 following altercations between Noel and Liam and dwindling album sales.

The tumultuous relationship between Noel and Liam has been covered extensively in the media over the last 20 years, but “Supersonic” gives viewers an entirely new perspective on it. The combination of rare video footage and commentary from the band makes the viewer feel as if they are the right in between the brothers through the band’s wild journey in what could be called their “glory years.”

Should you watch it?: Yes

Overall, “Supersonic” offers a thrilling viewing experience that will spark nostalgia for any of the band’s early fans. The hilarity and charm of the brothers draws viewers in, and their absolutely insane stories keeps them watching. In addition, the documentary is extremely well put together, delivering a satisfyingly cohesive history of the band.

Although the movie was only a one night premiere, the studio has decided to make it available on iTunes and On Demand following audience demand.