Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience
- Saul Levi
- 28 May 2009
New Jersey’s most popular rockers get the 3D concert treatment. No, sadly this isn’t The Boss and his E Street Band in all their blue collar glory, but Disney Channel-derived band the Jonas Brothers – a power pop threesome who make the Partridge Family and the Osmonds (Google them, kids) look like petrol bomb-wielding anarchists. Directed by Bruce Hendricks – who made that modern cinema verité masterpiece Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert – the film blends excerpts from the Brothers’ Burning Up concert tour and includes guest performances from Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift and behind-the-scenes footage.
For the uninitiated, the Jonas Brothers are a ‘tween’ sensation in the US and criticising them and this anaemic documentary is something akin to shooting the most stationary fish in the barrel. The fact is that they and this film are of no importance or interest to anyone beyond their prepubescent fans – even the 3D bits are dull. Parents, don’t waste your money. Your children won’t thank you for it when they grow up and away from the influence of their corporate overlords.
General release from Fri 29 May.