Guest Reviewer: Melissa DePaolo
Â I really wanted to hate â€œGlee The Concertâ€.Â I did. Glee has become overexposed and while the first half of the first season was spectacular, the rest of the series has been uneven.Â I really have no idea why I keep watching it. So, I really was not looking forward to this movie.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â This movie consists of concert footage, behind-the-scenes footage of the characters (the actors stay in character during these vignettes), and some footage of gleeks (glee fans) at the show. The movie opened with â€œDonâ€™t Stop Believinâ€ and contained a song list that I think will at some point be included on a future â€œBest of Gleeâ€ compilation (there arenâ€™t plans for one; I just think itâ€™s inevitable).Â Frankly, Iâ€™ve heard these songs so many times, it was hard to keep watching until Blaine (Darren Criss) and the Dalton Academy Warblers showed up. I started to really like the movie after they showed up.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The gleek footage included the stories of a gay teenager, a dwarf high school cheerleader, a girl with Asperger syndrome, and a little kid who is affectionately called â€œMini-Warblerâ€.Â They were interesting, but I think the movie focused on them a bit too much. It seemed like the movie was more focused on the popularity of Glee and less on the performances.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Overall, â€œGlee the Concertâ€ was not a bad experience. It had some great songs and performances by the Glee cast, but seemed to be more focused on the fans.Â Itâ€™s only worth a rent for your favorite gleek.