Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert Experience

From a young fan’s point of view, this 3D presentation of the US boy trio’s popular 2008 gigs at Madison Square Garden delivers in spades. The group’s devoted sub-teen fanbase get to see their Disney-spawned idols Kevin, Joe and Nick up close, on stage, back stage, in interview, mucking about in a Beatles/Monkees style, even  being raised from slumber by their trusty forklift truck of a minder. They not only play a wide selection of their hits (at least, I think they’re hits) but also a new song called ‘Love Is on Its Way’. The fans will love it. And, what’s more, it’s nicely timed to coincide with the group’s new album in June.

So what’s it like from the point of view of an accompanying adult? Have you ever inadvertently thrust your face into a meat processor? I imagine Bruce Hendricks’s film is only marginally less painful. Everything, including the purple-colour tint, the 3D effects and the overall structure, appears to have been taken from his earlier ‘Hannah Montana’ film. The sound quality is iffy, with so much harsh instrumentation in the mix that one can barely decipher the lyrics – which is probably just as well. Meanwhile, Nick, Joe and Kevin strut their contrived stuff over an expansive, elaborate stage set and pull off every naff pop cliché in the book, while outside sequences show the fans being herded like cattle. These songs wash over in waves of such turgid mediocrity that by the end you’re praying for it to stop. Thankfully, after 76 minutes, it does – and all is well again.

Release details

Rated: U
Release date: Friday May 29 2009
Duration: 76 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Bruce Hendricks

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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natalielovesjonasbrothers

how can you hate the jonas brothers? they really are amazing! this film is awsome..when nick started singing a little bit longer i started crying, i love them!

natalielovesjonasbrothers

how can you hate the jonas brothers? they really are amazing! this film is awsome..when nick started singing a little bit longer i started crying, i love them!

Dave Daveson

Jonas Brothers suck. The reviewer doesn't like them because he is not a retarded 12yr old girl. You all need to die.

Beertrise Potter

I agree too with Sarah, People go on about how rubbish the Jo Bros are but then again they are being described as a ‘boy band sensation’, so who’s incorrect not most of the world but the petty little opinions and pathetic sarcastic comments from a under paid reviewer. See I understand that its your job to point out the bad bits out of a film, so I guess that’s why everybody hates you right? Yes. I also think it’s really petty how you say ‘by the end you’re praying for it to stop. Thankfully, after 76 minutes, it does – and all is well again’, when they are only aged 16 – 21, they are kids, seriously give them a break, they have not been in this business all their lives and they are not professional film makers. Jonas Brothers are fantastic and reviewers like you should not try to sabotage their reputation, keep the good work up boys.

Beertrise Potter

I agree too with Sarah, People go on about how rubbish the Jo Bros are but then again they are being described as a ‘boy band sensation’, so who’s incorrect not most of the world but the petty little opinions and pathetic sarcastic comments from a under paid reviewer. See I understand that its your job to point out the bad bits out of a film, so I guess that’s why everybody hates you right? Yes. I also think it’s really petty how you say ‘by the end you’re praying for it to stop. Thankfully, after 76 minutes, it does – and all is well again’, when they are only aged 16 – 21, they are kids, seriously give them a break, they have not been in this business all their lives and they are not professional film makers. Jonas Brothers are fantastic and reviewers like you should not try to sabotage their reputation, keep the good work up boys.

Sarah

I love how people go on about how rubbish these guys are. if they were so rubbish then how the hell would they be as big as they are? your so called role models haven't got a patch on the jonas brothers. i'm sure you love britney spears and christina aguilara? they all made famous the exact same way. through disney channel. so if you think that they are just a disney channel factory band. then think again. the movie is amazing and if you actually went to the cinema and watched it i'm sure you'd agree.

Sarah

I love how people go on about how rubbish these guys are. if they were so rubbish then how the hell would they be as big as they are? your so called role models haven't got a patch on the jonas brothers. i'm sure you love britney spears and christina aguilara? they all made famous the exact same way. through disney channel. so if you think that they are just a disney channel factory band. then think again. the movie is amazing and if you actually went to the cinema and watched it i'm sure you'd agree.

Fay

I love how people who haven't seen the film have taken the time to critisize it. If you actually read the review it says how its aimed at young children. It's nice to know that the older generation have decided to rant about how pathetic you think the jonas brothers are. personally i think they are fab. and this movie portrays them amazingly. its so real. i'd like to see some of your favourite bands try and pull it off as wel as these have. Kudos to the jonas brothers :) you sexy mofo;s.

Fay

I love how people who haven't seen the film have taken the time to critisize it. If you actually read the review it says how its aimed at young children. It's nice to know that the older generation have decided to rant about how pathetic you think the jonas brothers are. personally i think they are fab. and this movie portrays them amazingly. its so real. i'd like to see some of your favourite bands try and pull it off as wel as these have. Kudos to the jonas brothers :) you sexy mofo;s.

JoJo

I love the JONAS BROTHERS and i'm planning to see them in the cinema with my friend. I dont understand why people hate them. They are just doing what they love. Writing musiccc :) and yes i am 14 which is kinda weird hehe :) xo

JoJo

I love the JONAS BROTHERS and i'm planning to see them in the cinema with my friend. I dont understand why people hate them. They are just doing what they love. Writing musiccc :) and yes i am 14 which is kinda weird hehe :) xo

Joe

This film just reminds me how utterly dull the ipod generation are! What happened to sex, drugs & rock n’ roll? This evangelical-god-bothering boy band could only be enjoyed by a christian, it made me want shake a teenager and scream... go out, take drugs, cross-dress, get laid, wear too much makeup, push the boundaries!!!

Shayne

Thrusting ones face into a meat processor would be a pleasure compared to ever seeing any of this dribble again!

Delilah

I really do think I love them all, I went to America for the premiere and have seen them in concert three times. I don't think the person who wrote this revie was fair at all, as they are liars with no friends and who just want peole to think they're clever, when they're not as they failed all their GCSE's and works at McDonald's on the side. ALso, they have posters of the Jonas Brothers on their walls.

Delilah

I really do think I love them all, I went to America for the premiere and have seen them in concert three times. I don't think the person who wrote this revie was fair at all, as they are liars with no friends and who just want peole to think they're clever, when they're not as they failed all their GCSE's and works at McDonald's on the side. ALso, they have posters of the Jonas Brothers on their walls.

John

I loved this film. I'm even more in love with Nick. SOme people would say it's paedophilia since I am 43, but I do LOVE him. He's so hot.

John

I loved this film. I'm even more in love with Nick. SOme people would say it's paedophilia since I am 43, but I do LOVE him. He's so hot.

Barbara

I completely agree with the last comment on this film, you probably have no life and just don't like people who do, and therefore have to be a knob about people that have good ones, and people who like them.

Barbara

I completely agree with the last comment on this film, you probably have no life and just don't like people who do, and therefore have to be a knob about people that have good ones, and people who like them.

Tina

For the person who wrote the earlier review on the Jonas Brothers film, Ithink you're a bitch who clearly knows nothing.

Tina

For the person who wrote the earlier review on the Jonas Brothers film, Ithink you're a bitch who clearly knows nothing.