Last weekend, I had the bright idea to take three tween girls to El Capitan in Hollywood to see Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience. When we first arrived, they handed each of us 3D glasses, actually upgraded from those paper blue and red lensed ones I remember. They were meant to replicate the sunglasses that Kevin Jonas (the oldest of the Jonas Brothers) is often seen wearing. I appreciated the upgrade in 3D glasses since I remember those old ones from my child hood being flimsy an rarely staying put on my face.
Although I was pleased with the glasses we were given, the doorman did forget to give us one important thing...earplugs. From the moment we walked in (before it began) to the minute the lights came up and the credits stopped rolling- I heard more shrieks and screams then I have ever before in my life. All of the girls in the audience went ballistic the entire time, and most notably when they capture a backstage scene of Kevin Jonas taking off his T-Shirt for a costume change. Wow, deafening!
Overall, the experience seeing this movie at the El Capetian was worth our 2 hour drive (maybe not the 4 hour drive home though). Before the movie began, they had a "host" guy on stage doing a type of "finish-the-song" game with girls he grabbed to be up on stage. He tossed out Jo Bro (as they call them) tees and guitar pics to the crowd and finished off his intro with a ceiling drop of confetti. This really added to the overall concert effect.
For me the highlight of the movie was seeing Taylor Swift do a song on stage with the boys (that is because my daughter lit up like a light bulb). I think the movie was fun for kids who have never been to a real concert, you definitely get the "jist" of what it would be like. I could do without the cheesy 3D moments- but hey who am I? It was geared for tweens and on that note I think it delivered.
As for what I think should have been different so that I could give a better review? That's easy, they should serve the adults a martini before they enter the show (oh yeah and the earplugs). :)
Tweens will scream in anticipation of the arrival of this concert film from the talented trio the Jonas Brothers. Not only are the brothers performing all their beloved hits live, but with 3D technology, the film also makes it seems like the audience has front row tickets.
During the 3D concert, special appearances are made by both Demi Lavato and Taylor Swift who each join the band on stage for a single song.