HANNAH MONTANA AND MILEY CYRUS BEST OF BOTH WORLDS CONCERT: THE 3D MOVIE
MOVIE: *** (out of 5)
DVD EXPERIENCE: ***1/2 (out of 5)
Miley Cyrus as HERSELF
Miley Cyrus as HANNAH MONTANA
Billy Ray Cyrus as HIMSELF
Kenny Ortega as HIMSELF
Directed by: Bruce Hendricks
BY KEVIN CARR
I can’t think of a better recommendation for the DVD “Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert: The 3-D Movie” than the fact that my two sons wanted to watch it.
Right now, my sons (ages five and seven) are vehemently against anything girly. They hate kissing in movies, and they will cover their eyes if a Barbie commercial comes on Cartoon Network. They’ve even broken down all the Disney Channel shows as girl shows (like “Hannah Montana”) and boy shows (like “Corey in the House”).
However, they are also all about 3D. This summer, they enjoyed “Journey to the Center of the Earth” and “Fly Me to the Moon.” And while the 3D experience in the Hannah Montana concert comes with the red-blue anaglyph glasses, they were dying to watch the concert.
So, if you can get two boys who hate girl movies begging to watch this DVD, that’s a glowing endorsement.
The package comes with four sets of 3D glasses (and a link to buy more if you need to) and two discs. One disc has the 2D version of the concert, along with some bonus features. The third disc is just the concert with the 3D experience.
The movie is made for the fans of the music, featuring sixteen songs, including a few tracks from the Jonas Brothers. The 2D disc includes a tour of the show with Miley Cyrus, a sing-along feature for the concert and additional songs not seen in theaters.
As far as the 3D goes, only the concert footage is presented in three dimensions. The behind-the-scenes footage shows us a variety of elements, from Miley Cyrus rehearsing with Kenny Ortega to a high-heel foot race run by dads trying to win concert tickets for their daughters. It’s a nice snapshot behind the scenes, but as fluffy as I expected. Still, this is more than you got when the concert was broadcast in 3D on the television a few weeks back.