Glee: The 3D Concert Movie

Glee The 3D Concert movie can be described best by this wikipedia synopsis:  Glee Live! In Concert! is a concert tour performed by members of the cast of the popular television series,Glee. The tour, created by series creator Ryan Murphy was designed due to the overwhelming response to the series.  For those of you who don’t know what Glee is. Glee is about a high-school Spanish teacher becomes the director of the school’s Glee club, hoping to restore it to its former glory.  In short, I went to see Glee: The 3D Concert Movie.

There is nothing special about this concert film.  People like Glee because the music is good.  Glee has charm and bits of heart and this concert film was made to remind us of that.  There is no plot to this specific film.  They sing one song and then have a moment with the actors backstage in character.  This formula repeats itself throughout the entire film until all of the favorites on the song list have been sung.  The few true honest moments that occur in the film have nothing to do with the actors or the songs.  There are small portions when the director interviewed people who were positively affected by watching Glee on TV.  While all of the stories are moving in some small way, there aren’t enough small stories to make the director’s pitiful attempt at testimonials worth investing in.  The songs are sung well by the actors but the 3D is not utilized well and as a result makes the concert movie feel like a cash grab for those who are fans of the show.  Glee as a show works because it asks its audience to accept those around them that are different from them.  The show teaches people that they should accept someone whether that person is anorexic, homosexual, a cutter, autistic or has aspergers disease.  The show is a hit because of the positive message it puts out and I like the idea that a show can respect the individual differences people have.  I have a problem though when producers start exploiting their fanbase for money.  Sadly, that is what this film feels like.  This film is by no means a bad time at the movies, but it is only enjoyable if you are familiar with the show and its characters.  It’s not the worst movie I’ve seen this year, but it’s far from the best.


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