An intimate all-access look at life on the road for the global music phenomenon. Weaved with stunning live concert footage, this inspiring feature film tells the remarkable story of Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis' meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London's famed O2 Arena. Hear it from the boys themselves and see through their own eyes what it's really like to be One Direction.
Disclaimer before my review, I like 1D's music, their famous "What's
Make You Beautiful" had kind of gotten into me back then. But that was
all. I'm not their huge fan, I didn't buy their albums (although I have
some of their songs in my iTunes), so when I'm writing this, it is from
a rather non-fan perspective. I'm definitely not a fan (in comparison
to what their REAL fans did in the movie).
So here's some quick heads-up for those who wonder if this movie is
worth watching. To the people who don't know 1D at all: It's a great
movie which gives you a quick overview of how 1D rose to fame and who
they are. I won't be surprised if you start googling about them and
listening their songs after the movie. To those who know them: I belong
to this category, and I definitely enjoyed their mini concert, with the
countless behind-the-scenes and hilarious things they did with one
another. To the avid fans: (Meaning you've more or less watched all
their Youtube videos etc) I guess regardless of what I write, you guys
will still watch it. So, yes, go check out your favourite idols goofing
around (half-naked) and their some-what sentimental side. And watch the
movie in 3D, it's definitely worth the money!
This is one of the films which I could hardly find any behind-the
scenes videos, as the whole movie is a MEGA Behind-The-Scene of One
Direction themselves! There are loads of footage, genuine and
unscripted, showing their personality, how they interact and relax off
stage. My favourite part will be all the flash-freezing during their
concert performances and they are turned into comic super heroes,
original and amazing in 3D. Besides the fun and goofy scenes, the part
showing the 1D's parents talking about their sons was almost
heart-breaking. The footage showing Liam's dad Geoff saying "But he's
the only lad in the family and I'll never get this time back, he's
gone. And I can't give him advice because he has seen more of the world
than me." and Harry Styles' mum, Anne saying, "There's this feeling
that we should be showing him the world, and instead he's showing us.
We would never have been able to take him to a place like this. It
takes a long time to get used to." brought tears to my eyes...
For Full Review: http://tiffanyyong.com/2013/08/26/one-direction-this-