3D Concert Strictly for Jonas Junkies

Bubblegum rockumentary only works in fans' dimension
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 27, 2009 10:15 AM CST

(Newser) – The band's tweener fans will swoon for the new Jonas Brothers concert movie, say critics, but Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience has little to offer the uninitiated.

  • Mark Olsen, Chicago Tribune: The movie is "awkwardly stitched together from candy-gloss arena concert footage and somewhat grimier-looking backstage/limo/hotel room moments," with "no attempt to make it all hang together as an organic whole."

  • Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Post: "Director Bruce Hendricks makes little use of the 3D technology, though the gimmick does distract from the fact that we learn nothing new about the guys."
  • Nathan Lee, New York Times: It "isn’t a movie so much as a devotional object, a kind of secular fetish designed to induce rapture" in its young audience.