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Good but what's missing is bad
on June 23, 2015
As a Gleek, I had high hopes for this movie. I was excited that I was going to be able to see some live performances from my favorite characters because I didn't have the opportunity to see it in person. I had a friend who saw them live, and she told me it was great.
I was very impressed with the performances of the cast. They're a very talented group of people, and the fact they stayed in character made it better. The downfall of the performances is the fact that they aren't all the complete songs. It would've been nice to see that, but besides that, they were very good. Including the warblers in this was a great touch, and it was cute when Blaine came over to New Directions.
The worst part of this DVD, besides the incomplete songs, is the fact that it is basically only concert footage and three kids talking about how Glee has impacted them. It was a nice touch to the movie, but it took up too much time, in my opinion. There was nothing I'd consider to be "behind-the-scenes." Sure, they talked to Brittany (Heather Morris) and Rachel (Lea Michele) a few times, and there was the little goofing of Blaine and the Warblers, but besides those instances, that aspect of the movie was lacking and poorly done. I would've liked to hear from other characters. Another thing they could've added is people backstage practicing and messing around. Maybe even a little bit of preparation for the show, but nothing of the sort was included.
The bonus features were good for what was included. Some (maybe two?) full performances, but the entire movie should've been like that. They were cute little transitions for songs.
Something that annoyed me was the fact it was pretty obvious the songs weren't in order. While it wasn't that big of a deal, it made me think of how they could've just included the entire concert and not skimped on the performances and the seemingly cute interaction of the characters during song transitions.
In my opinion, they could've gone so many ways with this movie that could've made it much better than it was. I'm a little disappointed in how it was done. If they weren't going to do any behind-the-scenes clips (like I've seen in many other concert DVDs), at least they could've put out the entire concert.
All things considered, I did enjoy what I was given; that's why I gave it four stars. The missing star symbolizes what I thought was missing (either the behind-the-scenes or the full concert). I just wish there was more of the characters and more music, but what was included wasn't half bad. It's what's missing that bothers the crap out of me.
If you are a Gleek, this is probably a good addition to your collection. If you're looking to get into Glee, you should probably just start with season one episode one and perhaps eventually look into watching this when you get to know the characters and the stories behind why the songs are on the show.