“Beastie Boys Story” is basically the format of “An Inconvenient Truth,” but narrated by Adam Horovitz and Michael Diamond.
It’s a Beastie Boys slide show. It’s a slide show... But it’s the Beastie Boys!
As directed by their old pal/collaborator Spike Jonze, Adam and Mike D talk their way through decades of chaos. Most of it productive, some of it regrettable, all of it — pure vibes.
On an artistic level, it’s the among the least-naval gazing pieces of popular music retrospective recently made. Even without sweet rhymes, the Adam and Mike are practiced storytellers - but ones as much along for the ride as their audience.
They fess up to mess ups, own their victoires, and pay tribute to…