MTV Review: One Direction - This Is Us
Best Movie Ever? Get the low down on 1D's big screen debut here...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 22:26
X Factor in 2010. They were then thrown together at Boot Camp before going on to become THE biggest boyband in the world... One Direction! This Is Us gives an insight into what life is really like for Chris Rockbut it's Niall who steals the show, disguised as a Scottish steward at London's O2 Arena to prank fans ahead of the gig. Also, keep an eye out for Louis' nan, who gives this movie the 'ahhh factor.'
Best WTF Moment: While the lads getting trapped by fans in a Nike shop in Holland and the sing-song with five random Japanese girls in coloured wigs are all close contenders for this title, our jaws were on the floor after the revelation that Zayn was almost axed from 1D! It's Harry and Liam that deliver this blow during a fishing trip, where they explain that during the early days of the band, Malik almost lost his place after missing a meeting. There's also some pretty hilarious outakes during the credits, which are worth sticking around for.
Summary: This Is Us is a must see for any Directioner, giving them a once in a lifetime look at what it's really like to hangout with their idols. The 3D element also gives it that up-close-and-personal feel, with diehard fans almost able to touch their fave member. While it is jam packed with concert footage, we would have liked to have seen even more clips of the lads' backstage antics, as well as wanting to get to know them better. Their personal lives seemed to have been edited out of the movie, with no mention of Hazza's romance with Taylor Swift or Zayn's relationship with Little Mix's Perrie - with Louis, Niall and Liam's love-lives also absent from the final cut.
However, it's the tender moments between the boys and their families and the strong brotherly bond each member has with one another that gives This Is Us the edge over other films of it's kind. The key message in the movie is clear... while they may be plastered on the walls of girls across the world, selling out arenas and stadiums and breaking every record possible, they are just five normal lads living their dream, which was endearing and heart-warming to watch.
MTV Rating: The only direction this film is going is straight to the top of the box office, especially if their fans have anything to do with it:
By Joanne Dorken @mtvuknews
Get To Know: Michael Aldag
Get To Know: Amber Mark
Get To Know: Josie Proto
How To Watch The 2021 Blackpool Illuminations Virtual Switch-On
BTS Equal One Direction’s Record As They Win MTV Hottest Superstar 2021
Get To Know: Tai Verdes
Get To Know: BackRoad Gee
Justin Bieber, Megan Thee Stallion Lead 2021 VMA Nominations
Flickers Of The Future: Shortlist And Winner
Get To Know: Lucy Blue
Get To Know: Pip Millett
Marnie's Home Truths: The Marnie Simpson Podcast
KSI & Wes Nelson Confirmed At Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On 2021 Concert!
Get To Know: SKYLAR
Vote Now! Your 2021 MTV Hottest Superstar Nominees Are Here
Get To Know: Dan D'Lion
Get To Know: Diana Drill
Get To Know: Kareen Lomax
Get To Know: PHOEBE AXA
More From One Direction
Liam Payne Hints Zayn Malik Won’t Feature In The One Direction Reunion
Hailee Steinfeld’s Awkward Reaction When Niall Horan Played During Her Livestream
Niall Horan Opens Up About A Crazy Fan Encounter That Nearly Made Him Cry
Niall Horan Reveals The One Mistake He Keeps Making In His Relationships
Liam Payne Claims Louis Tomlinson Was “A Proper Diva” In Their One Direction Days
Louis Tomlinson Explains The Real Reason Why He’s Not Friends With Zayn Malik
Shawn Mendes Thinks Harry Styles Should Have His Own Calvin Klein Campaign
This Priceless One Direction Meme Is The Only Good Thing About 2019
The Singer Who Got Harry Styles Tattooed On Her Face Explains Her Logic
Are One Direction Planning On Spending Christmas Together?
From Selena Gomez To Kim Kardashian: 7 Celebrities Who Have Been Accused Of PR Stunts
Simon Cowell Gives One Direction Fans Hope With This Comment About A Reunion
10 Things Your Heartbroken Friend Needs To Hear
18 Most Naked Of Naked Moments To Have Ever Hit Geordie Shore
21 Types Of People You'll Find In Every Friendship Group
Charli D’Amelio Sets The Record Straight About A Fake “Leaked” Picture Online
Lady GaGa ‘Gets Death Threats’
13 Questions You've Always Wanted To Ask A Porn Star
10 Celebrities Who Have Some Seriously Kinky Sex Likes In The Bedroom
Get To Know: Mimi Webb