Monday, 9 September 2013

A review I never thought I'd do. 'One Direction: This Is Us' film review.

'One Direction: This Is Us'

Director- Morgan Spurlock
Starring-
Niall Horan
Zayn Malik
Liam Payne
Harry Styles
Louis Tomlinson




Just frightening, absolutely fightening. 

I know, but I don't care. I have seen a multitude of films recently which have either disappointed me or have just outright annoyed me. I decided that, against my better judgement, I would go see this "film". This is probably the first genuine film which I had no personal stakes in. Even when it came to films like 'The Mortal Instruments', there were elements I was interested in, supernatural creatures, magic and Aidan Turner, so I went into this film for this simple reason, I am a professional.

Plot
The One Direction lads are on tour, and like all music documentaries we get an insight into their lives and their origin story. Louis, Harry, Liam, Zayn and Niall are touring the world enjoying the perks of being the most popular boy band in the world. We learn all about their fateful meeting on 'X Factor' all those years ago and we delve even deeper into their pasts, learning about Nialls home town, Harry's bakery skills and Zayn's love toward his mother and family.PlotThe One Direction lads are on tour, and like all music documentaries we get an insight into their lives and their origin story. Louis, Harry, Liam, Zayn and Niall are touring the world enjoying the perks of being the most popular boy band in the world. We learn all about their fateful meeting on 'X Factor' all those years ago and we delve even deeper into their pasts, learning about Nialls home town, Harry's bakery skills and Zayn's love toward his mother and family.




The lads, minus one T-shirt.

Good
I know right, I honestly did not think there would be anything decent in this film. As a casual observer, I found every lad, that encompasses the whole that is 'One Direction', absolutely brilliant. Each individual personality shone through, between Liam's obvious Irish charm to Zayn's air of mystery, that is not my personal opinion I swear. There are some fantastic visuals that showcase the raw power that the lads command, enthralling their audiences worldwide. From Australia to Japan there is not a single country where their influence is not felt and this film is yet another medal to add to their growing collection. I found myself enjoying the humour of a bunch of lads playing pranks and talking crap when their not singing their hearts out to packed stadiums. It was the genuineness of the people in the film that interested me most.

BadLike any film that deals with a boy band there is the inevitable element of, the fangirl. With 'One Direction' you get an especially freaky kind of fan. These "Directioners", as they have dubbed themselves are truly a force to be reckoned with. The level of craziness they bring to the film is both hilarious and massively cringe inducing. Not only this but the film runs long and there are moments where it all seems a bit of forced.





Good fun.

Ugly
I came out of this film and I came to the frightening realization. I enjoyed this as much as 'Elysium'.Rating; 5/10

This has been illuminating.