Every so often, a movie comes along that does so much more than entertain an audienceâ€” it is a movie that ignites passion, nostalgia, revolution! It takes its viewers on an adventure through the art of visual imagery. Â It entice and calls to action, defining a generation of youths that have been searching so long for one unifying factor, so they can feel a sense of completeness in this increasingly fragmented world. Â Films that come to mind include â€œThe Godfather,â€ â€œCasablanca,â€ â€œ2001: A Space Odyssey,â€œ and, now â€œOne Direction: This Is Us.â€ Â I have recently viewed – no- experienced this cinematic masterpiece and Iâ€™d like to share the details of my time with the public so that they, too, may wander in on one of the greatest things the universe has to offer.
Because I wanted a completely Because I wanted a completely ever seen. objective opinion of the movie, I went to the theater by myself. Â Also, for some reason, when I asked my â€œpeersâ€ to join me, they declined the invitation. Itâ€™s like they donâ€™t love One Direction or something. Â Itâ€™s like they havenâ€™t watched every single Video Diary since their X-Factor days., Itâ€™s like they donâ€™t have the title of every single song tattooed across their chest. Itâ€™s like they donâ€™t know theyâ€™re beautiful. Â I wasnâ€™t alone in the theaterâ€” there were dozens of tweens gasping and squealing next to their apathetic guardians. Â Normally, this might have been a little weird, but, at that moment, I felt as though age was nothing but a number. Â The hormonal teenyboppers and I were one.
Suddenly, the lights dimmed and onscreen were the stars of every piece of fanfiction I have ever written: Liam, Harry, Niall, Zayn and Louis. Â Their teeth were the color of actual white, their skin was the color of a Wheat Thin and their hair swayed in not one, but many, directions. Â It was like I had died and gone to boy band heaven.
I recognized Morgan Spurlock, the director of many critically- acclaimed documentaries like â€œSuper Size Meâ€ and â€œWhere in the World is Osama Bin Laden?â€ Â Usually his work deals with current social issues and attempts to educate the viewers on how they can eliminate inequality on a local scale. Â Iâ€™m happy that he threw that whole concept out the window to make This Is Us because this film had no room for â€œsocial commentaryâ€.
inequality on a local scale. Â Iâ€™m happy that he threw that whole concept out the window to make This Is Us because this film had no room for â€œsocial commentaryâ€.
To sum up the film, the boys are just like us. Â They eat like us, they dress like us, they probably even sing just like us. Â They were just five beautiful, naive boys who happened to stumble upon glory. Â They demonstrate their total normalness through acts like having people bring them cheap food, calling their mums (their word, not mine) and making rehearsed jokes. Â It was absolutely delightful. Â The best part was that it was all composed by (guess who) them. Â So, even though some of the more speculative audiences may have not been won over by the overall cuteness factor, theyâ€™ll find beauty in some of the greatest music ever sung. Â I wish I could provide more of a summary, but the plotline wasnâ€™t exactly â€œconventionalâ€ in the sense that it didnâ€™t exist. Â It was mainly a series of ten-second- long clips all strung together in a random order, all containing one member from 1D.
When the movie was over, I realized that I had learned one of the greatest lessons I could be taught: you donâ€™t have to be talented if youâ€™re beautiful. Â These boys couldnâ€™t care less about actual music, but theyâ€™re cute so, if thatâ€™s good enough for humanity, itâ€™s good enough Â for me..