Anvil – The Story of Anvil


As anybody who knows me knows, music is not a cultural strong point of mine, so not only had I never heard of Anvil, but I only had a passing knowledge of the other music artists mentioned in this film.


Anvil is a Documentary about the Canadian rock group of the same name. One of the most difficult things to get past initially is that this isn’t a rip off of Spinal Tap, this is a real band, the Drummer being called Robb Reiner doesn’t help.


However once you except that this is real you open yourself up for one of the most emotional journeys I have seen at the cinema this year. The film follows as Anvil, 30 years after not making it into the big time make one last push for the top. You will laugh, you will cry and you will want to watch it again and tell your friends to watch it also.


And it is with great cheer that I read the following on


While Anvil! The Story of Anvil only made $34,800 – it only took three screens. Not only that, but Anvil’s per screen average of $11,600 was better than any other new release this week.


Yes Anvil beat Hannah Montana at the cinema. And a big congratulations for that.