Jul 18, 2010

Hannah Montana, The movie, 2009

Hannah Montana, the movie, 2009
Director: Peter Chelson
Cast: Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Emily Osment

Hannah Montana in short: As Hannah Montana's popularity begins to take over her life, Miley Stewart, on the urging from her father takes a trip to her hometown of Crowley Corners, Tennessee to get some perspective on what matters in life the most.

Stage: Home theatre
Preps: One of the hot ones in the cinema recently. All the teens surrounded the box office like the Twilight. Wanted to see what the fuss was about. But I don't know the Hannah Montana institution, obviously.

Reality: The movie reflects deep underappreciation towards the viewer. Or should I say underestimation of the viewer's intelligence. The story is weak, as Disney studios gave money for this one it is somehow connected to the Disney philosophy they follow in the cartoons - good guys, bad guys, an innocent leading actress that follows her dreams and a happy ending, of course. On the 2/3 of the movie, a downfall and remorsement of the main cast.

However, the following general studio philosophy simply isn't enough. The viewer is left with some decent songs, and maybe the message that implies lying as a mortal sin, but nevertheless, if you lie, maybe you get away with it and the crowd still loves you. Weak in any kind of perspective. The movie lacks true casting, some honesty towards the viewer in terms of making things even believable, not unbearable. I suppose I am not one of Montana's fans (later on I discover that Hannah is somehow a statement in teen circles, as this is prior to the movie, a successful serie - and the movie is the natural marketing step towards bigger profit). In the marketing sense, a true winner - also in Slovenia, crowds of teens went to see this one. But in my perspective, a loser. Nothing I gained from the movies. And nothing worth seeing it again.

My personal rating: 3,0 (for some sparkling things, like the music.. and maybe the idea that a lie never brings happinness)

Hannah on IMDB

Hannah's official homepage

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