This movie’s purely commercial and rehashed approach may leave many wanting more.
Cast & Crew:
Oh Yoo-Dong| Director
Su Yee Jung| Director
Jennie Kim| Actor
Lalisa Manoban| Actor
‘Blackpink: The Movie,’ celebrating the 5th anniversary of the K-pop band of the same name, is a collection of performances from their online concert ‘The Show’ (2021) and world tour ‘In Your Area.’ This 26-city tour, which spanned 18 countries, was the highest-grossing by a Korean girl group. The film follows band members Rosé, Jisoo, Lisa, and Jennie as they reflect on their five-year journey. Furthermore, the four members’ individual personalities are captured in the form of mini-films interspersed between stage performances.
This haphazardly put-together documentary allows their fans, dubbed ‘Blinks,’ to see the full extent of their well-produced performances on a big screen – nothing less, but nothing more. Those hoping for deeper introspection from the girls as they revisit the band’s history will be let down. While each member discusses their background and personal experiences, the solo features lack additional information. While the band acknowledges their individual and collective growth as performers and musicians, they admit that their 5-year stint doesn’t seem like a long time.
This is a big-screen concert film of a K-pop group demonstrating their range and stage presence, thereby justifying their worldwide popularity. Granted, those who closely follow the band will appreciate their undeniable hard work and skills. However, the purely commercial and rehashed approach of this movie may leave many disappointed.