A local electronics' store used to play "Only for Tonight" from this DVD repeatedly, to showcase their various entertainment centers and televisions.
So I broke down and went and checked out a copy.
Ehh... I'm not a Jennifer Lopez fan, but some of the tunes were catchy. Even so, I have to agree with anniemay73's assessment of the concert, though I wouldn't completely knock Lopez's effort. She is, after all, on stage.
When I used to go to concerts I went to see the performers perform live. When they were on stage singing it was their actual live voice the audience was hearing, and not some prerecorded track. Song and dance people of days long gone actually had to SING and DANCE, and not substitute one for the other, nor rely on some technical wizardry to help them out. For a woman like Jennifer Lopez, one who touts her authenticity, it's pretty disappointing (though not entirely unexpected) to see her lip-sync her songs to her fans.
That, combined with her being lowered on a swing (which nearly had me bursting out loud with laughter), and a couple of the wigs she put on, made me shake my head. For someone who supposedly can carry a tune as she claims, one would think it unnecessary for all the theatrics, because they're really unecesaary... then again people want to see a show... mostly people who don't seem to care about the music, so much as the spectacle on stage; fireworks, dancing, et al.
The dancing; you know, people of different cultures often whine and complain about how stuffy white-American culture is. But when you see the dances in so-called "ethnic" offerings one has to wonder why they leave their clothes on at all? Part of the whole reason and logic behind so-called "stuffiness" is that people who are either weary, offended, or disappointed with sexually suggestive moves already know the message. To the performer we ask; "what else you got?" and "... is that your best?" Seeing Lopez flirt with a tap dancer was unique, and somewhat thought provoking. Seeing she and her dancers perform mock sex was just tiring. If I had wanted to see that, then I wouldn't have rented her DVD.
Lip-synced tunes, "dirty" dancing, a campy swing set, wigs rejected from Cher's collection... it's a wonder this concert didn't bomb like "Gili." Unless you're a fan of Jennifer Lopez don't waste your time.
Well, this movie vet has now had a sampling of "J-Lo," and I think that's about all I want to experience... that, and she's not all that attractive.
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