The multi-generational phenomenon that has inspired millions to embrace their inner-Gleek will soon bring them together to experience Glee a whole new way.
Now not that many of you would know but I am actually a pretty big fan of Glee the characters, the music and really just the hilarity of the show. So when the invitation came through to sit down and check out GLEE: THE 3D CONCERT MOVIE I thought great this should be good and having seen a few concert movies in the past I would have some to compare it to.
Now before I go into this I will say that Fox put on a fantastic show and especially the festivities prior to the movie there was cheerleader’s, Snow Cones, heaps of people dressed up and a ‘flash mob’ sort of impromptu performance by some students from WAAPA that just suddenly started this was great and funnily enough I enjoyed that more than the movie itself.
The movie consisted of a bunch of songs cut together with the stories of 3 teenagers, which I thought was a nice touch but it didn’t really go anywhere, these three told their stories and what barriers they had to overcome and how it related to Glee. As we all know Glee is made up of a mixed bunch of kids from all backgrounds/race and religion so having these stories was great but I felt that they tried to focus more on these kids rather than the concert itself, plus it would have been nice if these three got to ‘meet’ the Glee Character they loved so much which maybe they did but they didn’t show it in the film.
I have read a few reviews of the forty concerts across the US, Canada and the UK that happened earlier this year and by what it told me the concerts were laid out like an episode of Glee, so you had the music but in-between you would have little running gag’s and jokes that were in the series (do some searches on YouTube you are bound to find some of these), in the film you got to see about 5 seconds of this except for some dressing room footage that’s mainly at the start of the movie. You didn’t even get to see Jane Lynch aka Sue Sylvester or even Mr. Schuester played by Matthew Morrison, there were also some scenes in the trailer that weren’t in the film either…
For fans of Glee they will love this no matter what, I took a friend with me who absolutely loves Glee and she was clapping along and loving every second of it and I don’t know if I’m just being picky but I expected a lot more but maybe this is why it’s only in cinemas for two weeks?
GLEE: THE 3D CONCERT MOVIE will definitely pull the fans in and for people who just love the music by all means check it out. The movie hits cinemas on the 11th August for two weeks only.
I give this film 2 out of 5 stars.
You can check out the trailer here.