Creation Stories

The Story

The unforgettable tale of infamous Creation Records label head Alan McGee, and of how one written-off young Glaswegian upstart rose to irrevocably change the face of British culture.

The Good

If it wasn’t for Alan McGee their wouldn’t have been Creation Records one of the biggest independent record companies in history, their might not have been an Oasis or Primal Scream if Alan McGee didn’t sign them. Well this tells the story of it all, well as much as you can tell in a two hour movie. The movie is fast paced and made in a Train Spotting sort of way. Ewen Bremner is great as Alan McGee, he has an energy about him that keeps the movie going with the fast paced story telling. The young Alan McGee played by Leo Flanagan is great too as you see him struggling with life in his early years and wanting to follow his dreams of being in the music business. There’s some great scenes in the movie like when Alan first sees Oasis in King Tuts and signs them to Creation. The fact that he missed his train and stumbled into meeting them at King Tuts is a pretty cool story and was meant to be. It really captures the style and feel of the 90’s too as the years go by. The soundtrack is pretty amazing too, but come on it had to be really considering who the movie is about.

The Bad

As it’s so fast paced and it’s only a two hour movie you don’t get a lot of time to tell some of the story. I would have liked to see a bit more of the young Alan and for it to delve into his story of him and his wife a bit more as it barely covers any of that relationship. I understand though that he might not wanted to get into all that, but it is part of the story. I would have liked to see a bit more of Oasis and Primal Scream too, they weren’t in the movie for very long and were a big part of Creation Records. It’s a bit strange they used real footage of Oasis, but used actors portraying them too. You would have thought instead of the real footage you would have had the actors doing those bits.

The Verdict

Creation Stories is a pretty good movie, I liked the look, style, feel and story telling of the movie even though a lot is left out you still get most of the story here. If you’re a fan of music in the 90’s, of Oasis or any of the bands signed to Creation Records then this is a movie you need to see.

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ out of five stars.

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