Movie Review – Katy Perry ‘Part of Me’ in 3D – there’s more to enjoy than you might expect!
Katy Perry: Part of Me – Movie Review
Thanks to our L.A movie reviewer @tammyinlalaland for this take on Katy Perry’s first movie ‘Part of Me,’ I thought it would be interesting to see what the movie was like for a viewer who isn’t a huge Perry fan, to see whether it had merits for a viewer who perhaps wasn’t a huge Katy fan..
‘First off I had no interest in seeing a Katy Perry concert themed movie, yes I like her happy, cheesy bubblegum pop music but a concert movie? I wasn’t a big enough fan to get excited about the idea of it, my heart sank further when I heard it was a 3D movie..I just felt it would be a pointless use of the technology and a gimmick just to draw more money out of her fans.
I was lucky enough to be invited to a free pre-release screening so I decided to go along with zero expectations. To my surprise I was presented with a well done and compelling piece of cinema. The movie starts off with an audience sing-along which imitated the opening act of a concert video. Then we are taking along the journey of her Teenage Dream World Tour from initial rehearsals to the last live date, moments in the tour are juxtaposed with her marriage to Russell Brand and also insights into how her career has just risen with this album era.
It was really interested as a music fan to gain an insight into how the music industry works and how they operate and promote young artists. I also appreciated that Katy was ok with being on screen without any make-up on or being film post concerts looking normal and unglamorous. We even see her emotional and stressed out – so it’s not all balloons and candy floss during the film.
Although on the whole it was a public relations piece I found myself enjoying it, the moments about her marriage break up were handled really well without trashing her now ex-husband at all. If you are going in the hope of seeing bitter or bloody moments then look elsewhere.
For the UK audience there are lots of quick cameos from British celebs, I spotted Dermot O’Leary at one point, although Cheryl Cole was absent.
The 3D which I was so dismissive about on the way in actually adds to the experience which did shock me. It was used in the same way they use the technology in animated movies. It’s not used to have things popping out the screen at you but rather to add an extra depth to the concert scenes and old photographs.
In conclusion, I was lucky enough to see this movie for free, however after seeing it I would have actually been ok with paying for the experience. If you love Katy and her music then go and see it, perhaps if you just like her then wait for the DVD release and the extra features that are bound to come with it.
Review by - https://twitter.com/tammyinlalaland - copyright popledge 2012
UK RELEASE DATE – Thursday 5th July 2012