One Direction: This Is Us Reviews
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(2013) One Direction: This Is Us
There's a reason why I try to stay clear away from biopics about well known music artists and bands that have made a name for themselves such as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones despite great reviews, and it has nothing to do with the music even though it helps. But there are times I sometimes felt that it's intention also includes is to sell more records or songs since they're already synomenous for what they did anyway. And it's not like the biopics made them who they're which is in most cases the other way around. Meaning, that that they would have to produce some #1 hits before a documentary is even made about them, and to me all that is, is just a marketing ploy to hype up what they're already known for, and that they don't need any more attention. I intentionally did not want to watch this, but I decided to waste time watching it since my intention was to record another movie from the movie channels I prescribed and accidently recorded this instead. So I decided to check it out with an open mind.
At the beginning, we are subjected to subliminal images of the 5 young guys of "One Direction" very quickly, enough to give someone whose sensitive seisures. Then it's like one or two news outlets along with people who're employed by "One Direction" saying that it's the biggest thing since The Beatles or that its bigger. But the thing is that at that time "The Beatles" never had social on-line media such as Twitter and that the only way people can hear "The Beatles" music was from the radio or from television. By looking at the big picture, "One Direction" can never be The Beatles since as we soon see from watching this documentary, none of them can even play a single instrument except like one member of the group who can play an occasional acustic guitar, nor do they even write their own music. And that the celebrities that approach them such as Martin Scorsese and Chris Rock was the result of their underage children, and it has nothing to do whether or not their music is any good or not. Upon this documentary being made, One Direction had already done their third album, and let me tell you theirs nothing groundbreaking since their music is like any boy band, and that it would be forgotten as they're getting older and "The Beatles" music is still going to continue to live on.
2 out of 4