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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D (2012) Movie Review

Not exactly a movie as it's more of a documentary on Katy Perry.

The show contains some flashback of Katy Perry back when she was a young girl with her family, struggling as a gospel singer. The initial part of the show also tells of the tale of Katy Perry's parents, where both are devout Pentecostal Christians and the father is a traveling minister. The whole family are really devoted so that's where Katy Perry started off, as a gospel singer during her teenage years.



She then decided to move out when she was 17 and started to try to make it big by moving to LA and started off by signing to a record label. In the movie, it showed Katy struggled in the early part of life in LA and almost hit rock bottom when her music career didn't blossom as planned and when she was low on funds. Also mentioned of her being in LA, 1st time living away from her family and started to live life partying.

Though her music career didn't panned out as expected, Katy Perry moved on and signed with another record label but it also has it's set of problems because they at first didn't share Katy Perry's vision of how things should be, it's as if she's being held back from being who she is. Of course, later on, she burgeoned into her own with her crazy style and her songs being produced and aired.

Throughout the entire movie, the background story are just clips in between the live performances of Katy Perry on her Teenage Dream tour in various countries. The movie also covered the story of her relationship with Russell Brand on how it took a toll on her during her major tour and eventually they went their separate ways.

I may not be a Katy Perry fan and of course I like quite a number of her songs (who wouldn't with such catchy tunes and the promotion of a live the good life, just how I like it) but this movie has succeeded in heightening my appreciation for her in that she persevered and was determined to become a successful singer/songwriter, she writes all her songs, sings with her great vocals and envision and put all the fancy displays and costumes in her shows into a reality with the help of her team.
It also relates to me a bit as I find there's a little bit in common between her and me. Her parents and my parents are really devoted in their religion and that like her, I also moved away from family to the big city. And the things in common stops there. LOL.



Anyway, I'm not gonna rate this show because fans of Katy Perry will definitely want to watch this show and for those who aren't, if you're somewhat interested in knowing a little more about Katy Perry and to see some live performance of her, then you would go ahead anyway, right? Okok, I rate it 3 stars out of 5. However, I do find it pointless to watch in 3D. It's a documentary and no amount of 3D can make it feel like the real thing watching a concert. Very, very, very few movies has impress me with 3D and it doesn't even amount to a handful let alone this one.

4 comments:

Tony Teh said...

From the bottom of my neutral heart, this movie would and should only inspire those who're not unfortunate and young. Sadako 3D review

Kelvin 'finalkt3' Tan said...

Well, it shouldn't only inspire those that are similar to Katy Perry's situation but also those who want to be a musician but faces hardship.

Merryn said...

I was gushing like a little girl watching this show. It inspires me all the way! Thank you for believing in my weirdness! :D

Kelvin 'finalkt3' Tan said...

Merryn, we have yet to see any weirdness in you. Haha.