This weekend marked the official opening of the much anticipated Glee: The 3D Concert Movie. The latest brain child of Glee creator Ryan Murphy, this movie gives Gleeks (Glee fans) a full access look at the Glee Live! In Concert tour. With the cast freshly back on set kicking into gear for season 3 we get a chance to see how they spent their summer.
Doing what Glee does best, Glee: The 3D Concert Movie entertains and does so in a quirky, unexpected way that no one could predict. Switching between full blown musical numbers, fan interviews, and behind the scenes sequences with New Directions, this movie truly gives you a 360 degree tour of the Glee Live tour. The movie, like Glee the series, showcases how so many different people can come together to make something that is amazing and truly shine as individuals as well.
Lea Michele proves why the only thing crazy about her stardom is the fact that it took the non-Broadway community so long to catch on. With flawless performances of both “Don’t Rain on my Parade” by Barbara Streisand and “Firework” by Katy Perry, she shows why she an amazing vocal range that is unrivaled in our time.
Jenna Ushkowitz shows during her brief solo at the beginning of “Born This Way” – why she is arguably the most underused and underrated singer/performer in the cast. With a Broadway background that would turn Rachel Berry green with envy, this is just another time where I wish they would have used her more, in both the film and the series.
Heather Morris proves not only can she sing, but she’s still one of the cast’s biggest unsung heroes, dancing on almost every number along with Harry Shum Jr., often being the only cast members to do so.
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie did an amazing job, even if it was in small ways, to show the reach of Glee and the impacts of the characters in many different ways. Though the movie didn’t light up the box office, earning a disappointing estimated $5.7 million, the fans of the show will enjoy it. Box office aside, the film proves again that Glee continues to be about opening yourself up to joy if you will let it.