Review: Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D

Since I am a super-nice mom, I took my 10-year old daughter to see the Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D movie on Friday night. Even though it was a Friday night, our area was smack dab in the middle of a massive heat wave so I was expecting the theater to be rather full. On the contrary, besides the two of us, there were about 9 other people there. I kept expecting more people to pour in but it just never happened. Though I will admit that I was happy that I didn't have to be squashed by over-enthusiastic Katy Perry fans.

The movie itself was not awful but it seemed to gloss over absolutely everything. The backdrop of the movie is Perry's California Dreams Tour, which began on February 20, 2011 and ended on January 22, 2012. Despite the fact that this gives the documentarians almost an entire year worth of material to use, the film itself runs only 97 minutes. As a result, you only get blips and soundbites about her life. I would have loved to have an extra hour of footage to see more about the girl behind the Katy Perry persona.

If they didn't want to talk about her personal life (poor Russell Brand is shown giving a few kisses then it's nothing but text messages...I'm sure there was more to their relationship), they should have gone the Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus route and just filmed the concert with a few background rehearsal snippets. It would have been infinitely more interesting since her concert looks like it was a ball of fun.

Sadly, I can't recommend this movie to anyone. I think even die hard Perry fans would be disappointed. Wait for the Blu Ray. From what I hear, there will be additional footage in the extras. Maybe there will be something good in there.