Screen Gems Movie Reviews with Kennie Bass. You'll find it First On Fox!
February 1, 2008 Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: The Best Of Both Worlds Concert
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures Rating: G
Move over Britney, Christina and Jamie Lynn. There is a new teen superstar in the spotlight.
If you don't have a "tween" in your household, chances are you may not have heard of "Hannah Montana."
Trust me, she's a big deal. Billy Ray Cyrus' daughter Miley Cyrus has been playing the title role in the Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana" series the past few years.
On the show, Miley lives a secret life as the rock star Hannah, enjoying the spotlight and a normal life at the same time.
Now, Disney has put together a 3-D digital movie of Cyrus' sold out nationwide tour, the "Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best Of Both Worlds Concert."
Filmed during her sold out 2007 nationwide tour, the show opens with Hannah. But after a quick set and a couple of songs from Disney's Jonas Brothers, Miley returns to the stage as herself.
I am obviously not "Hannah Montana's" target audience. However I enjoyed her concert film. It's not going to change the world but it delivers exactly what her fans want. We get to see performances, go behind the scenes and meet Miley's friends and family, including Flatwoods, Kentucky's own Billy Ray. The 3-D picture is crystal clear and the songs are catchy, pop tunes. While I wasn't familiar with many of the songs they're catchy and one "Let's Dance" emerged as a favorite. It's a fun concert moment with great choreography.
Some criticism has been levied about one of the movie's scenes. Billy Ray and Miley are shown riding in the back of a Range Rover and neither one is wearing a seat belt. Some parents think that sends a bad message and that Miley and her dad should be safely strapped in. I agree. Buckle up, kids!
On my rating scale, "Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: The Best Of Both Worlds Concert" hits a Home Run. Who am I to argue with millions of Hannah Montana fans?
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