Glee: The 3D Concert Movie

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Calling all misfit toys!  Here is the island of fun you’ve been waiting for.  You know, I was in ‘chorus’ for years and never once did we have the budget the kids in Glee seem to have.  But we didn’t have that kind of talent either, I’m afraid!

If you’re a fan of the series, you have seen all the musical numbers in “Glee: The 3D Concert Movie” before.  But no fan can ever get too much Glee.  What is different are the inspiring stories from young people who have learned to not only embrace but to revel in their differences, all thanks to the empowerment they get from the characters in Glee.

The documentary deftly interweaves backstage peeks of the ‘characters’ as they perform their first arena style concert.  All your favorites get a chance to take center stage as well as participate in rousing group numbers, including The Warblers.  Even Gwyneth Paltrow makes a surprise cameo.

The 3-D is surely a gimmick as it is totally unnecessary but I gotta admit the confetti, streamer throwing ending was quite fun.  And don’t make the mistake of exiting after the initial credits as there are two-count ‘em-two extra special tidbits.  The last one featuring the world’s youngest ‘gleek’ is just downright adorable. I overheard one audience member say it was her favorite part of the whole movie!

I think one of the secret ingredients to Glee’s success if the wide variety of music they perform.  From contemporary rap, to Streisand standards, retro pop and Broadway showstoppers, there’s something for everyone in Glee’s repertoire.  It shows in the wide variety of fans from disenfranchised teen to tots to girlfriends and whole families. 

Personally, the hardest part of watching “Glee:  The 3D Concert Movie” was keeping my mouth shut!  Their infectious spirit combined with the theater’s killer sound system made me want to join in, in the worst way.  And trust me, if I started belting out some of those numbers it really would be in the worst way!  Which leads me to wonder if “Glee: The 3D Concert Movie-The Sing-a-long” can be far behind?  Then again I might not wait that long and just go to a theatre when I know I will be the only one there!


“Glee:  The 3-D Concert Movie” sings 3&1/2 Red Vines for being the best of Glee in 3D

 

A preview of this movie was provided to me by the studio but it in no way affects my unbiased review.