Air Guitar Nation It sounds like a goof out of a bad Wayne's World sequel: the international air-guitar championships, held in rockin' Scandinavia. But the event really exists,… Air Guitar Nation It sounds like a goof out of a bad Wayne's World sequel: the international air-guitar championships, held in rockin' Scandinavia. But the event really exists,… 2007-03-23 R PT82M Documentary Docurama
Movie Review

Air Guitar Nation (2007)

MPAA Rating: R
RIGHT SAID SHRED C-Diddy, — or should they call him Angus Jung? —, a VIP in Air Guitar Nation
RIGHT SAID SHRED C-Diddy, — or should they call him Angus Jung? —, a VIP in Air Guitar Nation
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Limited Release: Mar 23, 2007; Rated: R; Length: 82 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: Docurama

It sounds like a goof out of a bad Wayne's World sequel: the international air-guitar championships, held in rockin' Scandinavia. But the event really exists, and the short-and-sweet doc Air Guitar Nation follows two challengers from the first U.S. air-guitar competition in L.A. (it's like American Idol crossed with a Star Trek convention) to Oulu, Finland, where they compete to be the one true god of vicarious metalhead glory. When C-Diddy (a.k.a. David Jung), in his samurai superman suit, does his note-perfect, lip-twisting, belly-jiggling manic mime of Extreme's ''Play With Me,'' it's hard not to grin and admit that, yes, this is almost an art form.

Originally posted Mar 28, 2007 Published in issue #928 Apr 06, 2007 Order article reprints