Jonas Brothers play to their target audience

By M. Scott Morris
Daily Journal
I’m not a jaded man. A few years ago, I saw a shot-by-shot remake of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” that was created by teenagers from the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
At the end of the film, I stood for a standing ovation that no one else joined. I felt a little silly, but I appreciated the dedication that went into the project.
That’s all to say that I’m willing to give almost any movie a chance.
I tried with “Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience,” but this movie was meant for other people who have far higher voices than I.
If you haven’t heard of the Jonas Brothers, they’re a trio of teen idols who play music and make young girls squeal, not necessarily in that order.
You’ve got Kevin, Joe and Nick, and judging from the screams, Joe and Nick are in a neck-and-neck battle to be known as the Cute One.
The movie is a concert video with three-dimensional guitar necks, pyrotechnics and Jonas brothers leaping off the screen.
The guys burn through a bunch of their Disney Channel-approved pop hits, and the girls at the concert love it, as did the girls in the theater with me.
Country singer Taylor Swift and Disney Channel star Demi Lovato join the brothers for a couple of songs.
The three-dimensional effects are kind of cool, but, really, the movie rests on the musical shoulders of Kevin, Joe and Nick, and their music does nothing for me.
A plot might’ve helped. The
brothers could bicker during a worldwide hunt for lost antiquities, but that’s another movie for another time.
“Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience” is showing at the
Malcos in Tupelo, Oxford and Columbus, as well as Hollywood Premier Cinemas in Starkville.
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Scott Morris