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The incredible lack of quality in this film is not only intensified by Miley Cyrus' lack of acting or singing skills, it is aggravated as the entire movie resolves around her own "inner struggle"(huh). She is incapable of delivering her lines with any sort of credibility or patience whatsoever and has to rely on being loud and intense in order to keep people's attention. That showcasts how her on-screen persona is similar to her on-stage persona: In order to hide her obvious flaws in talent, simply distracting the fandom (teenage girls usually between 6 and 13) with over exaggerated moves and expressions tends to do the trick. Some people might call that "Being relatable" or "Having a stage presence", I call that a plot to remain in the spotlight of 10 year old girls (All while failing at "overgrowing her character" by dating a 21 year old underwear model and uploading half naked pictures of herself in real life).
Billy Ray Cyrus, on the other hand, is the complete opposite of his daughter. Instead of overstating every single line and facial expression, he barely manages to pull them off with disdain. I swear to you, his repertory of expressions and emotions is even smaller than the list of his musical hits.
The screenplay is just what one would expect from a Disney Channel movie. You will not find a "Finding Nemo" or a "Wall-E" on this one, just a simple "sweet tale" about a character struggling while finding young love (Except that it fails at that too, given not only that the main characters do not last together for long and that on the show the Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana character changes boyfriends as fast as she changes tampons). The love interest is so disgustingly clichéd that you might just laugh at his fakeness. The jokes, as expected coming from a Hannah Montana movie, are simply not funny at all.
In fact, the entire movie gets so lame and predictable that it becomes yet another proof of how -for everyone's sake- Disney Channel's writers are ought to commit suicide.
Now on the music (Or lack thereof). The soundtrack is just what would be expected by Hannah Montana: songs filled with self-references and childish squabble. Although it meets its purpose of making small children happy, it is nothing more than that.
The movie includes a ridiculous Macarena wannabe "dance song" which is so incredibly complex that not even her fandom will replicate it without a severe amount of effort (Were they actually expecting people to dance the Howdown whatever? It's not like its simple, or easy for that matter).
Miley Cyrus and her dad are simply not talented at all in the musical arena. The only song worth saving from this whole mess is The Climb, which is actually deep and thought provoking.
If you are not a tormented parent who is being absolutely threatened by his daughter to go see this film with her, I implore you for your own sake, take that money elsewhere and save yourself the nuisance. Because in the end that is the only thing this is.
I hope anyone who is the parent or is a relative of young girls will
overlook the negative review comments from what appear to be adult men.
I saw the movie today with my sister and her 8-year-old granddaughter.
We all loved it and we laughed a lot. Anyone who has a young girl,
fathers too, I think will enjoy this film. It's not going to win an
Oscar for acting but it sure gets my vote for light entertainment. I
liked the music from both Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift; they have
I'm am puzzled at the number of men who are reviewing a movie that is designed for little girls. I selected a couple of the reviewers who gave the movie one star and looked up some of their other reviews. I one case, his favorite movie contained a lot of violence and bloodshed.
At any rate, I give it an eight because it successfully did what it set out to do. That is to let a lot of little girls and their loved ones have a good time.
I just wanted to comment on how completely ridiculous it is that grown people and older teenagers are commenting on how stupid, obnoxious, childish, un-funny, etc this movie was. I am a mother of 5 children, ages 12 to 2. My 3 daughters are 11 and two 9 year olds. They LOVED this movie and laughed their little butts off the whole time. Granted, there were MANY parts of the movie where I was bored to tears and I actually played a few games on my iPod touch I'd brought along...but AGAIN, this movie wasn't made FOR ME. IT WAS MADE FOR SMALL CHILDREN. And it really wasn't THAT bad. I mean, come on. We've all been watching Disney movies forever now, haven't we? Like you can't figure out who will die, who will win, who will lose, who will kiss whom, etc...in ANY Disney movie. Also, so she can't act?? Who cares? Because ALL of the Disney actors these days can't act. They are wooden and pathetic. BUT THE CHILDREN LIKE THEM. Stop being so judgmental about a movie that was geared towards 7 to 10 year old little girls, OK? It's just silly.
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Miley Stewart's (Miley Cyrus) life is out of balance. Taken under the
wing of a gungho and glamorous publicist, Vita (Vanessa Williams),
Miley's letting Hannah begin to dominate her life. When she keeps
choosing Hannah over her commitments to family membersto say goodbye
to Jackson (Jason Earles) as he leaves for college, to attend Lilly's
(Emily Osment) long-anticipated sweet-16 party or her grandmother's
birthday celebrationit is clear Miley's beginning to forget why the
Hannah Montana secret was created in the first place.
When Hannah Montana ends up in a paparazzi-captured fight with Tyra Banks over a pair of designer shoes, Miley's father (Billy Ray Cyrus) quietly takes control. Having attempted to reason with her to no avail, Robby Ray tricks Miley into thinking she's going to New York as Hannah to perform when he's really taking her from Los Angeles back home to Crowley Corners, Tennessee. Miley's double life becomes even more complicated when she returns to Crowley Corners.
She discovers that a reporter has somehow managed to track Hannah Montana to her hometown and is asking lots of questions of the locals. She also meets up with an old childhood friend, Travis Brody (Lucas Till), and soon finds herself in her first serious romance. When Miley tries to impress Travis by telling him about her friend Hannah Montana, she suddenly finds her alter ego enlisted in a concert fundraiser to help save her hometown's pristine Crowley Meadows from developers. Once again, having taken on more than she can handle, Miley has to call on her best friend, Lilly, and ask her for help. When Lilly finally arrives in Crowley Corners pretending to be Hannah Montana, events really spin out of control. Hannah Montana 1/10
I think the idea of Hannah Montana as a movie was good, because it gave a chance for different types of audience to show what they think of it, and view it. so its for the young girls, and they probably love it, but if your not a female or under 12 years old you wont appreciate it. People are saying why rate it as a bad film because its not aimed at adults, well, if only 12 year old girls rated this film, it wouldn't be an accurate rating. Having people of all ages and backgrounds rate this film, shows an actual portrayal of the quality of the film. The girl has a good voice, but that doesn't make it a good film. personally i don't like her music either, but i can appreciate talent when i see it. unfortunately, the same doesn't go for the movie.
What can I say about a film like this? Well, I'll pose this question to
anyone who has seen the show. If Mr. Magoo barely has the legs for a
six minute cartoon (and he also got his own movie) how in the WORLD can
a one note concept like "Hannah Montana" sustain 100 minutes when it
can barely do it in a twenty minute show? I would give you a plot
summary but I can't because there is no story, I kid you not. This is
more or less a series of lame slapstick scenes loosely tied together
with a clichéd idea of an evil land developer who plans to level the
hometown of Miley Stewart who just happens to be visiting when all this
Where do I begin? Well, for starters the movie was shot in a very lousy way. The extreme close-ups dilute most of the slapstick action which in of itself is just as desperate as it is on the show. Also, we get one too many closeups of Miley Cyrus's face and thus, her distracting piano teeth. On top of all that, there are several shots done in slow motion for no apparent reason. I guess the filmmakers wanted to be "artsy".
The cast is wasted and I do mean wasted! Barry Bostwick is useless in a throwaway role, Tyra Banks makes a complete fool of herself and the charming and talented Emily Osment is reduced to a recurring cameo despite her getting second billing.
I'm a generous kind of guy, so I will give it this: the colors and film stock at least give it the big screen look it needs and that is a improvement over the tacky look of the show and I will admit I did get a few mild laughs overall.
My consensus? This movie will thrill little girls and it is harmless but it's quite a chore for anyone older.
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Simple minds are easily amused I suppose. This movie went thought a hole a lot and ended up back where it started. First of all the tag line of the film "shes had the best of both worlds and now she has to pick just one", do you think she did? No, she tired to but 4000 something people told her to Hanna Montana AFTER she said she didn't want to do it any more and she agreed. Second poor Billy Ray, didn't get anything, why, was it to hard to give him a girlfriend in the TV show? Is that why Miley's selfishness brought his relationship to an end? And I may not watch the show very much, but the character of Miley was way out of character, she was never that spoiled. Among other things, such as her break-up with her best friend (which they got back together for no real reason other then the film needed it) to whatever messed up relationship she had with her boyfriend. I would recommend not seeing this unless your under the age of 10 and don't know what a plot is, parents, I'm sorry for those of your who must watch it with your young ones.
I will admit outright first, I do not like the show at all really,
because I find it mainly unfunny and feel apart from two or three
actors the acting is not good. So I wasn't expecting much when I saw
Hannah Montana:The Movie out of curiosity, and while I do think it is a
marginal improvement over the show, that isn't saying much.
The scenery is sometimes very nice, but I felt the editing was choppy in places. I also don't really like the soundtrack that much. Butterfly Fly Away was sweet, but I do not like The Climb at all, mostly because the lyrics are really uninspired and Miley Cyrus's vocals were rather forced for my liking.
What else didn't I like about the movie? Well, there was the clichéd plot line, with one too many predictable turns. There was a weak script, that tried to be funny or touching but failed, and a very dull romance. Then there is the message, for me this is one of the most hypocritical messages I have seen in a film in a long time. I can't say anything good about the acting or direction either. The direction is simplistic, while Miley Cyrus verges on painful to watch. Emily Osment tries her hardest, but is given literally nothing to do, while Billy Ray Cyrus should stick to singing than acting. And Barry Bostwick needn't have bothered really, he is a good actor, but with such a poorly written character he is wasted.
Overall, it is a waste of time. By all means you can see it and like it, but to be honest I didn't think much of this. 2/10 Bethany Cox
I hate the show with a burning passion, but amazingly I hate the film
more. When Disney is not making classic animated films they are
shamelessly ripping off little girls with things like High School
Musical, The Jonas Brothers, and the worst of them all Hannah Montana.
Miley Cirus can't sing or act, but thanks to Disney she is a big star.
Why is the show successful? It gives girls a leader who they want to be
like. In front of them is a role model, but from behind the smoke and
mirrors is just a rip off scam to get parents to cough up money. It has
no charm, it has no soul, and the film makes that even more evident.
The jokes are terrible, the film is extremely cliché, none of the
actors can act, the songs make my ears bleed, and the plot is beyond
idiotic. Every last character I hate. Nobody is likable. Miley is a
bitch, her father is an awful actor, Miley's love interest is
uninteresting, Miley's best friend is stupid, and everyone else I don't
care at all about. The romance is like a stale piece of dry bread. You
don't feel any emotion. In fact the whole entire movie is like that. It
is stale, uninteresting, stupid, and soulless. It also throws in a F*CK
YOU of an ending moral. I'm not going to spoil it, but simply put they
made the worst moral I have ever seen. I mean you could have put a
commercial for the Hannah Motana series at the end, and it would have
the same exact thing as the moral. The music is also a thing to talk
about with this movie. Let me say that it is the equivalent to hearing
an innocent kitten getting slaughtered. There is few films that I have
watched that have made me start crying in pain screaming for it to end.
Congratualations movie because you have done it.
0 stars out of 4
As the father of a twean this was required, and frankly painful, viewing. This evaluation surprises me somewhat given that the Cyrus / Disney television program on which this mess is based is the least bad choice among Disney TV offering for this age group. In fact, in a weak moment, I might concede that Miley?s often genuine interactions with her father (despite his worse-than-a-mullet haircut) and plots centered around Miley?s moral shortcomings coming back to haunt her make the show somewhat substantial and entertaining. Had the movie simply offered up a twice extended episode of the show Disney would have had a fairly watchable movie. Unfortunately the movie reaches for schmaltz and to say something profound about one?s roots thereby subjecting us to a decided lack of warmth and humor, uninteresting supporting characters and absurd plot twists ending with the idea that a few thousand Tennesseans will keep Miley?s secret. It seemed painfully apparent to me that Cyrus has outgrown her alter ego and hoped this movie would spell the end of her. Unfortunately, Disney characters never really die.
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