1D Hits Theaters in 3D
BY MERRITT ANDERSON ON SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
If you aren’t a die hard Directioner, you probably hate the boy band just as much as I do. Besides the fact that all of the boys are decent looking, there’s nothing to like about them. If you have even the slightest bit of your own love life and aren’t concerned about dedicating yourself to meeting and marrying Harry Styles before you die, then why would you like them? Going into the movie I was afraid I might turn into a fan myself as I had when I saw the Justin Bieber movie. There’s just something about learning someone’s whole life story and seeing them go from a small town kid to the hottest rock star on the market in a matter of a year or so. How can you hate a gorgeous guy with the voice of an angel?! Throw five of them together, make them sing songs that the average twelve year old girl would listen to, and you’ll learn...I promise.
Not going to lie, I was actually very intrigued for the first 30 minutes of the movie. I didn’t know all of the boys names, so seeing where they came from and who they were was actually kind of interesting. I caught myself being taken over by the cuteness of the boy band...I was afraid I might never escape. After Niall, Harry, Liam, Zayne and Louis had all told their stories and talked about where they came from, the movie might as well have ended. However, it then proceeded into the typical rockstar movie of life on the road. It takes you from concert to concert, dragging you through each dreadful town and show. I cannot tell you how many girls were shown sobbing over the opportunity to even be in the presence of the band. It was pathetic. I felt like I was watching the exact same thing over and over again.
The boys’ humor made me feel like a pretty girl in middle school that a boy had a crush on and was trying to win over, and we all know that the girl never falls for the cheesy guy with a forced sense of humor. It had its decent scenes, but the majority of the movie was of the boys in rehearsals or performing with awful added graphics popping out of the screen. Who wants to pay $11 to see Niall turn into a cartoon character and pop out of the screen?
If you aren’t obsessed with the group then it is literally impossible to pay attention. In my opinion One Direction has already had their peak of success. They can only go down from here because I don’t see them attracting any new fans. You’re either an obsessed teenage girl because of the five good looking boys that are being shoved in your face or you’re just annoyed by the meaningless songs and over acknowledged looks of our times newest boy band.
I love movies; they’re my favorite; but this one was so pointless that I ended up thumbing through my phone for the last hour. Someone had to tell me that the movie had ended because I was not paying the slightest bit of attention. If you happen to be “that girl” that loves One Direction and has a life size Zayne in the corner of your room, then by all means, go see that movie, girl! It’s your choice if you want to waste two hours of your life.