Justin Bieber Film to Hit Theaters in February

2 Nov

Yes ladies and gentlemen, you read that correctly. Hugely popular teen star Justin Beiber will be getting a 3D movie about his life. The New York Post has reported that Justin Bieber has titled his film “Never Say Never” and is slated for release in Februrary. The film is directed by Jon Chu, who believes the film to be worth a watch. The film contains footage from Bieber’s concerts as well as his own input. Both Chu and Bieber are calling the film a documentary that celebrates the life of Bieber.

In addition to the highly publicised film, is a memoir written by Bieber. In my opinion, a memoir is something that should be written as a reflection on your life from an older age. Simply at age 16 you haven’t lived long enough to even reflect on the early stages of your life and now with the upcoming documentary I feel like this is just another publicity stunt.

I simply can’t take this type of film seriously. I feel as though it is simply an attempt to cash in on all this “Bieber” fever. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate Justin Bieber, I just feel as though this type of film shouldn’t be made during this stage of Bieber’s life. The guy is only 16 years old and hasn’t done anything particularly spectacular. He’s reached a level of stardom that isn’t legendary or even surprising. Throughout history, teen stars captivate the imaginations of teens and children. Most notably The Backstreet Boys through the late 90s and early 2000s. Now they are almost completely out of the public eye. Justin Bieber may be no exception.

The film is of no means a documentary. It is simply another 3D concert along the lines of the Jonas Brothers 3D concert released in 2009. Never Say Never may feature true events, and footage from Bieber’s concerts but this doesn’t make it a documentary. Director Jon Chu is most notably known for his work on the Step Up series and other fictional works. The film will most likely make money due to the droves of teenage fans, but it will have done nothing that hasn’t already been done before. It will be interesting to see how the film turns out in the end.

How do you feel about this film? Join the discussion and leave a comment below.

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One Response to “Justin Bieber Film to Hit Theaters in February”

  1. BootySweat February 21, 2011 at 1:05 am #

    Have you seen it yet? I for one really liked the movie. Of course it was biased to show what people would like to see of Justin Bieber, but even watching the movie with this notion, I really got a feel for who this kid is and what he’s all about. Trust me, it did have it’s moments that started to seem unbelievable, but overall it seemed to stay on track with the chronological (and very swift) progression of Bieber’s career. It really is a Documentary, not too much of a capitalism on his popularity among teenage girls (although the random shirtless clips of him with a supersoaker got me wondering). Anyway, if you have yet to see the movie, i suggest you see it sometime just to have a solid opinion. And if you HAVE seen it, what do you think of the movie now>?

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