When the movie was first announced and posters starting appearing on walls, I never thought I’d ever find myself sitting in a cinema watching a movie starring child superstar Justin Bieber. As the months passed, and I found myself actually enjoying some of his singles, I thought why not just give it a shot. And I’m glad I did because I enjoyed the movie, surprisingly.
Never Say Never tells the story of Justin Bieber – how this 16 year old boy rose from being nobody to the megastar he is right now. Sure, it feels like one overhyped, full-blown special that belongs in the extras section on a special edition DVD, but they managed to include enough music and fillers to turn it into a movie. If you’re not a fan of the kid, chances are this movie won’t change your mind about him. But if you hate him, you should stay away, very far away. It really is all about Justin Bieber.
His story is pretty inspiring – Bieber actually worked hard to get where he is right now. He wasn’t some overnight sensation that people seem to think he is. Even though it was by fluke that he was discovered by his current manager, he had to face many rejections from labels before he finally got signed. Before he became a star, he was playing small shows at street corners, in schools and talent shows. In fact, the most surprising thing I discovered about him was that he’s a pretty good drummer. In fact, I think if he was drumming for a band now instead of being a pop sensation, he wouldn’t be getting all the hate he’s receiving right now, but we all choose our own paths in life, and this was what he chose.
Concert footage was pretty well shot, though you can tell some parts were just forced just to make use of 3D but his Madison Square Garden show (that was reported to have sold out in 22 minutes) has plenty of theatrics and big name guests to keep things interesting for people who don’t know his music.
Overall, I don’t have anything really bad to say about the movie – except that if you absolutely hate the Bieber, you shouldn’t be watching it in the first place. The plethora of screaming fan girls will probably annoy the hell out of you. If you’re not a hater, give the movie a shot, I’m sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Never Say Never gets a 6/10.