One Direction: This is Us - Review

Good luck scoring concert tickets to the latest teen-steam sensation to trundle off the boy-band assembly line, One Direction. They're as hard to come by as a rainbow-colored unicorn. Fortunately, both Hollywood and the British quintet's money-minting Svengali, Simon Cowell, have hatched a backup plan: a behind-the-scenes 3-D extravaganza called One Direction: This Is Us. The film is part of a new breed of movies, like Katy Perry: Part of Me and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, that pretend to give rabid fans (and their heel-dragging parents) a privileged peek behind the curtain. But all theyreally offer are sanitized, squeaky-clean affirmations of what these pop juggernauts' fans already know. They exist solely to stoke the furnaces of commerce and move more units.

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