Not so glowing Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience movie review from AP Movie Critic Christy Lemire: Someday, we may actually get a clue as to what makes the Jonas Brothers tick. We may get a glimpse into the pop stars’ distinct personalities, because certainly they must have them, and, eventually, even..
..learn about their demons and desires. But for now, Nick, Joe and Kevin are presented as so much glossy, superficial packaging in this 3-D concert movie. Sure, there are behind-the-scenes moments wedged between the perky performances, but they feel self-conscious, staged, and consist mainly..
..of the brothers marveling at how many screaming fans are gathered outside their hotel/car/wherever. We learn nothing about who they are or where they come from, they may not even have parents, for all we know, since the main adult we see accompanying them is their bodyguard.
But then again, director Bruce Hendricks’ film isn’t intended for the uninitiated. It’s for the tween and teen girls who emitted ear-piercing bleats of glee at the very sight of the words ‘Joe Jonas’ during the opening titles at the Los Angeles premiere. To their credit, the Jonases do put on a high-energy show, Nick does roundoff-back handsprings!
And Hendricks, who also directed last year’s Miley Cyrus 3-D movie, has his cameras everywhere. And it’s hard to hate on them completely since they seem like such hardworking, decent kids, except Kevin, that is. At 21, he’s a grown-up.
He has chest hair and sideburns. Unfortunately, most of the three-dimensional effects here are pretty gimmicky. As for the songs themselves.. well, they all start to blend into each other after a while. G. 75 min. One and a half stars out of four.