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'Metallica Through the Never' trailer debuts

Metallica's Kirk Hammett, left, and James Hetfield perform

Metallica's Kirk Hammett, left, and James Hetfield perform at the "Rock am Ring" (Rock at the Ring) music festival at Germany's Nuerburgring. (June 2, 2012) (Credit: AP)

The trailer for "Metallica Through the Never" is giving us a clearer idea of what this movie is going to be, and the answer seems to be: a very long rock video.

You'll see Dane DeHaan, the future "Spider-Man" star, as a Metallica roadie driving a van, and you'll also see him living through apocalyptic warfare while the band he works for indulges in arena-rock pyrotechnics. I predict much cross-cutting between storyline and concert, ending with some of tie-it-together imagery. The movie could still be interesting, but this trailer is making "Through the Never" look like a fans-only offering.

Give it a look:

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