Jonas Brothers 3D review wrap-up

February 27, 2009 – 3:47 pm

Here’s a helping of the latest reviews for the Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience.

Newsday: “Team Jonas, if there’s one problem with “The 3D Concert Experience,” it’s that it’s too short. Sure, they were trying to keep it to 75 minutes for the little ones, but did they have to cut out all the concert’s slower songs?” Link >>

The Associated Press: “[I]t’s hard to hate on the Jonas Brothers completely since they seem like such hardworking, decent kids _ except Kevin, that is. He’s a grown-up. He has chest hair and sideburns and, at 21, is old enough to buy the alcohol that he and his brothers would never dream of drinking.” Link >>

Variety: “Though the concert footage takes full advantage of the third dimension (even using visual effects to extend certain Z-axis gags, as when a drumstick, guitar pick or exploding firework is digitally spun off screen), the connecting scenes don’t delve especially deeply into the Jonas Brothers’ offstage life.” Link >>

The New York Times: ““Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience” isn’t a movie so much as a devotional object, a kind of secular fetish designed to induce rapture.” Link >>

National Post: “[I]t is an experience, though whether you spell that with a lower-case “e” or an ear-splitting “eee!” again depends on your demographic.” Link >>

Los Angeles Times: “Directed by Bruce Hendricks, who also fashioned the recent Miley Cyrus 3-D concert movie, the film is awkwardly stitched together from candy-gloss arena concert footage and somewhat grimier-looking backstage/limo/hotel-room moments.” Link >>

Entertainment Weekly: “To fully savor Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience, it’s best to watch with an audience overwhelmingly populated by girls and young women, all of them on their feet singing lyrics like ”Oooh, this is an S.O.S.,” and squealing every time one of the wildly popular teen-bait hotties mugs for the restless camera.” Link >>

Toronto Star: “[T]hese wholesome young men make for surprisingly good company in Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience.” Link >>

New York Daily News: “Once Kevin, Joe, and Nick get to Madison Square Garden they put on a pretty good concert, singing generic but energetic pop-rock tunes for a screaming, sold-out crowd during 2008’s “Burning Up” tour.” Link >>

Village Voice: “The tunes are no-stick.” Link >>