Nightwish End of Innocence

Before I hit play, I wasn't too sure why Nightwish rated a documentary and, despite now better understanding their degree of success, I'm still not sure. End of Innocence drags at times, rhapsodising at length over grandiose performances as well as goofy antics, with footage primarily from 2002. An intimate lakeside interview (Finnish with English subtitles) provides a narrative laced with long camcorder sequences, positioning the viewer close to, but still outside, the action. The lengthy biopic, videos, live sets and other extras form a heavy-duty package, entertaining even for the non-fan, if you're willing to fast-forward when it's slow. (Century Media/Spinefarm)