One Direction: This Is Us Reviews
This is kinda lengthy, so beware lol.
I'll admit that I do have a soft spot for boy bands (and you can go ahead and laugh now). The songs are not the most complex or groundbreaking but they can be fun to listen to, especially if you need a break from a tough time. That being said, One Direction isn't really a group I'm interested to. They're not a sign that civilization is coming to an end (like some jackasses are saying) but they're nothing impressive either.
This documentary (more like a concert film) does what it's supposed to do: it's a long commercial about how great One Direction is. It's a product placement, so to speak. It's nothing groundbreaking. Nor is it a deep psychological examination on how such fame affects them. It's pure fluff, and I'm sure a 1D fan will enjoy it for what it is. Although seeing that the guy who directed this also directed Super Size Me (which is definitively more investigative), I could see why one would be disappointed. But then again, boy bands aren't offered the greatest freedom to express what they are really feeling (at least initially in their careers), and so I'm sure Spurlock was instructed to make 1D look as nonthreatening and good as possible by management.
I'll admit that I did like the scenes in where the guys go to their hometowns. It's more interesting than the concert footage.
Overall, I found this "meh". It's definitely for the fans.