Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience

Posted on June 30, 2009 at 8:00 am

Jonas Brothers fans will feel like they are on stage with Joe, Nick, and Kevin in this immersive 3D concert film from the recent “Burning Up” tour. Brief backstage glimpses of the JoBros waking up, having breakfast, filming a music video in Central Park, visiting a record store for the release of their new CD, and, in a brief tribute to A Hard Day’s Night, running from their fans, punctuate performances in New York and Los Angeles, in cavernous arenas filled with ecstatic fans waving glowsticks.

Seasoned pros at 21, 19, and 16, the brothers started performing as children, with Nick and Joe appearing on Broadway as children and their first tour as a group in 2005. They are natural showmen, obviously having fun on stage, with an appealing easy athleticism and infectious enjoyment. Parents can feel comfortable with their strictly G-rated lyrics and resolutely G-rated off-stage personas. Their father is a is a former Assembly of God pastor and they are open about their commitment to their faith. A shirt may (briefly) be off, but their purity rings stay on.

The concert benefits from guest appearances by fellow teen pop-stars Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift (whose brief romance with Joe Jonas inspired her new break-up song “Forever and Always”). Both young women sing female empowerment anthems that add a bit of balance. But even when they are on stage, the brothers are always at the forefront, the guest stars another in a series of precisely timed show-boosters that include fireworks, cartwheels, lifting the boys on pedestals, spraying the fans with firehoses, and — this is a 3D movie after all — a number of objects being thrown at the audience including guitar picks and drumsticks.

The shots of the fans — hyperventilating, weeping, smiling so widely their braces seem to take over the entire screen, jumping over police barricades — may be there to promote the Jonas Brothers brand but they will also be reassuringly validating to the movie’s primary audience. They may come to enjoy the music and the behind-the-scenes glimpses of the teen idols, but they will appreciate the sense of community and good spirits as well.

Parents should know that this is a G-rated film with no bad language, sex, or violence. One of the boys briefly has his shirt off and the brothers spray their fans with firehoses in a manner some may find suggestive.

Family discussion: What is it that makes the Jonas Brothers so popular? Which one is your favorite and why?

If you like this, try: Camp Rock, Burning Up: On Tour with the Jonas Brothers, and Music from the 3D Concert Experience

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10 Replies to “Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience”

  1. i love nick jonas because he seems to be the soul of the group. he mainly writes the songs and seems to be the most mature . joe is the funny one. and kevin is the oldest who keeps them level headed. i love the band all together but theres something about nicks elvis style hair that really makes me smile : ) i saw the movie yesterday and the whole foam hose thing only seems to be suggestive to people who choose to look at it that way but it was all in good fun at the time.The mystery in nicks eyes makes him so crush worthy.

  2. OMG! I;m a grown woman and I LUV THE JO BROS!Although, Nick sounds like he’s british Kevin is ttly the sexy one!

  3. Hi Nell,
    Sorry this does not have to do with the Jonas Brothers but I was wondering did you see the movie Watchmen yet? I am 13 years old but I want to know if it is ok to see before I buy tickets in advance. Thanks.

  4. Hi, Michael! You can always write comments here or email me directly at moviemom@moviemom.com. “Watchmen” has some of the most graphic violence and nudity ever to appear in a major studio release and in my opinion is suitable for adults only. I strongly caution parents not to permit anyone under age 18 to see it. Sorry!

  5. OMG! I LUV THE JONAS BROTHERS THEY ROCK
    I LUV HOW THEY SING..THEY’RE HOT TOO..
    I LUV NICK JONAS..MRS JONAS…
    I ALSO LUVE THE MOVIE I LUV JONAS BROTHERS!!!

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