Katy Perry: Part of Me (3D)

2012-09-05 14:27
 
Katy Perry
What it's about:

Following musical superstar Katy Perry as she embarks on her biggest world tour yet, the biography gives you an in-depth look at how things operate behind the scenes and who Katy Perry really is when you strip away all the layers of clothing and make-up. The biography also gives a more in-depth look at the split between Katy and her ex-husband Russell Brand.

What we thought:

When it was announced that Katy Perry would be bringing out a movie about her tour, I was sceptical. Another concert movie... Would Katy be able to live up to the likes of Justin Bieber and Michael Jackson's movies that did pretty well on the circuit?

Directed by Dan Cutforth who produced the hit reality show Project Runaway and Jane Lipsitz who produced Justin Bieber's own 3D concert movie/biopic Never Say Never, the team set out to capture one of Perry's biggest accomplishments of her career whilst keeping up with her life.

Perry put in $2m of her own money into the documentary when she first had the idea for it.

With the directors using the theme "Never give up on your dream", Katy sets out to capture her life as a struggling artist before she became a hit sensation. The viewer sees Katy as she is growing up in a strict Christian home and how it influenced her music. It is apparent that she possessed great potential from a young age, entering various talent shows and recording her first gospel soundtrack.

Bringing in her "Road to Riches" story into the movie was a smart move. In the entertainment industry people tend to make stars out as gods, born into the silhouette they currently pose in. It was hard seeing Katy singing folk songs – she still sounds amazing and unique, but it is hard to watch her not being herself. Later, you do see Katy starting to transform herself, leaving behind her roots and becoming who she wants to be. From there, Katy's road to stardom sets off.

What the movie also captures is how we forget that stars also had to work their way up the ladder. A huge noddy badge to the directors for this. The viewer follows Katy on her journey and one can't help but to appreciate her more – she really did have to work hard to get to the top.

Personal interviews with Katy's family and friends, as well as stars such as Adele and Justin Bieber, show us how she is not only a role model to millions of people around the world, but to her peers in the industry as well.

Ultimately, this movie presents itself as a tale to thousands of people out there that can look up to Katy and say: "If she could do it and be herself, so can I."

With many layers of Katy's world being brought into the movie, the directors script it well enough for the viewer to remain glued to the screen.

Also busting the myth that Katy is a puppet being controlled by higher powers above, this movie contradicts many beliefs, and shows one that she is in control of herself, and that she represents herself as her own brand.

The tone of the movie changes when the viewer picks up on Katy growing more worried about the time she gets off from her 366 day tour. One can pick up on her unsettling tone to her manager, that she misses him, but that there is some underlying problem you will still get to see.

Towards the end of the movie, a tired Katy is laying on her couch in tears. This shows a complete contrast as to the bubbly and energetic bubble at the beginning of the movie. One can even call her an empty shell.

Soon enough it is revealed that she and Russell have decided to part their ways and an emotional Katy has to compose herself just before her show in Rio de Janeiro.

In comparison to other movies such as these, like Never Say Never and This is it, Part of Me had the ability to sit down and dig deeper to the core of the artist. It feels like you are a fly on the wall while Katy is telling her life story – something most fans can only dream of.

Even when her marriage to Russell's starts splitting apart, Katy remains professional. Literally putting on a mask just as she goes on stage, she proves to the world that you can be professional and set your problems aside.

This one is definitely for fans of Katy and for the sceptics who claim many stars to be fake – you'll be just as surprised as I was.

From gospel chanteuse to mega pop star - the colourful and unlikely rise of Katy Perry gets the 3D treatment in this bright, inspirational docu-musical.
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GiannaSarne 2012/09/05 7:47 PM
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it was amazing, i loved it, i love her, shes such an inspiration, i love you katheyrn elizabeth hudson.
Sarah hoang from Tom matsumoto elementary 2012/09/08 3:10 AM
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It was an inspiring movie
Cindy 2012/09/11 9:48 PM
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This is one very inspiring movie and its "must see" for all Thumbs up !!!
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