I thought it would be somewhat comical to send our regular movie reviewer Heather Griffiths to review the Jonas Brothers movie. But, as Heather is more at home with slasher flicks than boy bands, I started to rethink my plan. Then, as I thought back to the terror she had at merely being in the same multiplex with all of the die hard Hannah Montana fans, I decided it would probably not only be cruel, but downright mean to ask her to review this movie.
 {mosimage} So, since my 8-year-old son thinks he is one of the Jonas Brothers, and since their latest CD now holds slot number 5 in my car’s CD changer and since I will admit it I can now sing along with the CD, I decided to take one for the team (and get cool points with my son) and take in the flick.
  I’ll be up front. If you are over the age of 13, you’re going to want to run screaming into the night after the first five minutes of the movie. If you are between the ages of 8 and 13, you are going to be in a state of bliss that can only be compared to an ice-cream induced coma. If you’re in that target age group, you’re gonna love this movie. (Parents: You’re going to have to endure it. I suggest meditating before going.)
  The Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience is exactly what the title says. It’s outtakes of the brothers’ latest concert tour. You see them getting their 4 a.m. wake-up call, and being kept in line by their bodyguard/rapper. You see Joe, the cute Jonas Brother, and also the player of the three, chatting up the chicks and inciting little girls to frantic screams. (Hey Joe Jonas, I’m still mad because you dumped Taylor Swift via a text message. Swift, by the way has a cameo in the movie.)
  You see Nick and Kevin (the curley-haired Jonas Brothers) hitting some hot licks on their guitars. And, there’s even some 3D effects. You would think with the movie being made by Disney the effects would be awesome. Think again. There’s only so many times a guitar pick can be shot at you before it becomes old. But hey, the kids loved it.
  The movie wasn’t made with cynical adults, looking for deep storylines or intricate characters. It was made for the kids who have sent these three guys zooming to the top of the pop charts. It is in the same vein as the recent Myley Cyrus movie and even the High School Musical machine.
  For the adults though, some of you may take exception to the movie’s awkward attempt to put the brothers in the same light as the Beatles. You’ll see what I’m talking about if you watch the movie (or even look at the movie poster), but they’re just kids. Don’t run out and protest or burn their records.
  It’s innocent. It’s harmless, and the brothers try to set a good example by sporting their abstinence rings and by being very up front about their views on teen sex. (This earns them some hard knocks from comedians, but I say good for you Jonas Brothers.)
  So for those reasons, I would sit through the movie again, and yes, when it comes out on DVD, I’ll probably be coerced into buying it. There are worse things I could do.

Latest Articles

  • Scholar Athletes of the Week
  • Patriot All-Conference football
  • Coaches Wall, King join Tigers’ Simmons at Shrine Bowl
  • Small-town traditions behind Hope Mills decorations
  • Hope Mills Calendar
  • German native brings Christmas market experience to Hope Mills

Up & Coming Weekly Calendar
  
:

 

Login/Subscribe

Subscribe

purusdictum@commodopraesent.org