20 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Fun but brand management-y,
This review is from: Katy Perry The Movie: Part of Me (DVD)
This is a fun movie. With a lavish concert in 3D plus the colorful personality of Katy Perry, it'd be hard to accuse this movie of being boring. It will certainly appeal to Katy's fans, and it will also appeal to non-fans for a peek at the life of one of the biggest musical celebrities since Michael Jackson.
The lead producer is Brian Grazer, who is one of the most prolific and successful producers of dramatic thrillers (The Da Vinci Code, American Gangster, Robin Hood, 24, Tower Heist, Cowboys & Aliens, etc.). I'm guessing that Katy picked him primarily because of his work on Eminem's "8 Mile."
I am calling this a "movie" instead of a "documentary" because Katy Perry is one of the producers, which means that it cannot honestly claim to be impartial or unbiased. Boxoffice Magazine criticized the movie for that reason, saying, "this supposedly honest behind-the-scenes look at Perry's 2011 world tour often feels more like sharp brand management." What's particularly troubling is that the movie alleges to show "vulnerable" moments, like an unseen camera supposedly capturing a dejected Katy in her dressing room struggling with her deteriorating marriage. Maybe such moments are real, but even so, it seems seedy to include them in the final cut.
It sometimes felt like I was watching a 97-minute advertisement. It managed to be enjoyable regardless.
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Initial post: Nov 19, 2012 10:52:20 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 19, 2012 10:54:26 AM PST
Anthony mays says:
great review, i totally agree with everything you said except that katy is "one of the biggest musical celebrities since michael jackson". i like katy alot but come on! isn't that stretching it a little? yes, she's had 5 number one songs off of 1 cd but katy has not had anywhere near the impact that MJ had in his prime. MJ was revolutinary with his dancing, his music videos, his clothes-everything! thriller is still the most iconic video EVER and the album is the best selling album of all time and not only that but he broke barriers by becoming the first artist black artist to be played on mtv and he had the WHOLE WORLD dressing like him and trying to dance like him in the 80's! katy is a very talented girl and THE perfect pop star with some catchy songs and her own cute and sexy style but she just simply has not had the impact that MJ has. just because someone is the hot thing of the moment doesn't mean that they are icon status. if that was the case, justin bieber would be the new elvis. and taylor swift would be the new dolly parton. love katy, but no, she's not in the same league as MJ. not even close. but then again, not many people are.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 10:59:33 AM PST
A fellow with a keyboard says:
Totally agree with you, Anthony. She is one of the biggest stars *since* (meaning after) MJ, but she has had nowhere near the influence.
Posted on Aug 30, 2013 3:23:08 AM PDT
Give her a little more time... She is amazing...
Posted on Jan 12, 2014 9:54:43 PM PST
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