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My (extremely negative) review of the Glee 3D Movie

I had the displeasure of watching this film on Thursday when it opened here in Australia. I was quite surprised to find that myself and my boyfriend were the only people in the cinema (perhaps I should have taken that as a hint!). As demonstrated by my previous post (An Analysis of Glee’s Fall from Grace) I have mixed feelings about the show – specifically, that it has disappointed me since the start of its second season, and that it tries too hard to send corny messages which, in my opinion, it doesn’t effectively portray. And yet people obsess over it anyway, go figure.

Anyway, I was excited about the film because I like watching the cast perform, and because from watching the trailer I gathered that the performances would be intercut with footage of the cast. I must say that watching the cast performing was not a letdown. It was great to see that they are all talented, and much to my relief, the performances were not overly cheesy nor were they too long.Whoever your favourite cast member or character is, I doubt you will be disappointed by their performance. And despite being a 3D hater, the 3D was quite good for the performance segments because parts of it enhanced the feeling of being in attendance at the event.

Those are my positives. Now, onto the good old negatives. The cast was obviously supposed to be in character, and whilst they were reciting lines that their characters are likely to say, there did not seem to be any real conviction behind them. This weird hybrid of the cast being half in character does not bode well – it makes one wonder why they couldn’t make a decision to be either a) their character or b) themselves, in order to make it seem more real. The dialogue appeared heavily improvised, so perhaps having scripted dialogue would have improved such scenes. Springing a camera on the cast and expecting them to recite lines that sound like they could have come from their character’s just didn’t work.

Predictably, my least favourite part of the whole film was the ‘real life’ stories of Glee fans which were thrown in at various times throughout the film. I had no idea that the film would feature storylines like this, and this was definitely a clever move on the part of the makers, because it would have certainly made fans like me think twice about seeing the film. You want the truth? I just don’t care. I can enjoy Glee (sometimes), but it doesn’t affect me in any way, and hearing people discuss how its changed their lives makes me feel like an outsider, and truly makes me think they’re a little sad. What made these storylines worse was that they came across as disgustingly orchestrated as though they were some kind of advertisement or marketing campaign to sell the show (as if they aren’t making enough money as it is!) To top it off, these scenes had no 3D effect whatsoever. I don’t mean that the 3D wasn’t particularly good, I literally mean that they were not 3D at ALL. So not only do you fork out extra cash to see the film in 3D, but half of it (and the worst parts too) aren’t even 3D!

Ultimately, the film is a shoddy marketing ploy that is getting far too much attention than it deserves. I sincerely hope that Gleeks everywhere will be able to step outside of their Glee bubble long enough to realise that they are being played for fools.

 

 

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DIsney – Belle

DIsney - Belle

White top
$8 – target.com

D P Shop light blue skirt
$38 – yesstyle.com

Cooperative oxford flat shoes
$30 – urbanoutfitters.com

Kawo pointed pumps
$25 – yesstyle.com

Disney Couture clear jewelry
$40 – endless.com

Disney Couture gold plated bracelet
£29 – mylabel.co.uk

American Apparel headbands hair accessory
$14 – americanapparel.net

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Disney Inspired Fashion (Part 1)

Who didn’t want to be a Disney princess at one time or other? Being the huge Disney geek that I am, I still often watch all my old favourite Disney classics, and embrace the new classics like ‘Tangled’ with open arms. It recently occurred to me that considering how inspirational the Disney princesses were to me when I was a little girl, why not explore their fashion? Naturally, I became inspired by that, too. I’ve tried to choose outfits reminiscent of five of the Disney princesses (the other 5 will be in a separate post coming soon!) and made a serious attempt to not allow the outfits look too ‘costume-y,’ because that would create a far from attractive look. Each character is also paired with some Disney Couture jewellery (a brand inspired entirely by Disney)Enjoy!

Belle happens to be my favourite princess. Beauty & the Beast is my absolute favourite Disney film, and I always felt the greatest connection to her, possibly because I too grew up in a small town and was a total bookworm. I’ve tried to imitate two of Belle’s central outfits in the film, her blue and white dress, with simple flats, and her long flowing ball gown (although here it’s a super cute yellow dress from Urban Outfitters). Yellow and blue are often considered very ‘preppy’ colours. But what truly inspires me about these outfits is that yellow is such a fun, bold colour and should really be worn more often, whilst blue and white together have always reminded me of that ‘fresh’ and casual yet still incredibly stylish look (think blue jeans and a tight white tank top).

Who knew a mermaid could be so ‘in’ with the trends? Ariel’s mermaid ‘attire,’ if you could call it that, makes great use of the current fashion trend that’s taken over the world, also known as colourblocking. This current trend involves pairing two very bold colours together, such as purple and green. The result? Perfection. I truly am a fan of this trend and by keeping your accessories simple (one coloured), you can effectively create an extremely stylish outfit.

Ah, neutral colours. We all need some of them in our closet, and this is a perfect example of how fabulous simplicity can be. Experiment with different shades of brown or white and you won’t be disappointed because, after all, outfits with predominantly neutral colours are always in style.

Sleeping Beauty, otherwise known as Princess Aurora, pairs grey and black in her most commonly worn outfit. This can be a bit tricky to pull off because you may end up looking rather drab (which is not a good look at all). Try experimenting with different shades of grey, such as the washed out grey pictured in the dress above. On another note, headbands are excellent accessories. After all, there’s a reason they have the Blair Waldorf stamp of approval.

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