There is something about Justin Bieber: Never Say Never that is slightly entertaining, and just a little bit charming…if you’re fifteen. On the other hand, there’s also something that should make people want to kill themselves. It’s understandable why his fans would love this. It’s a showcase of their favorite androgynous boy toy. But other than that, there is simply no justified reason why anyone should like this documentary of sorts.
You can say the movie is harmless, fine, but the worst movies of all time are also pretty harmless. What bothers me, and what I find absurdly irritating that it doesn’t bother more people, is that Justin Bieber is a talentless hack, and it’s amplified throughout the entire film. Sure, he seems like a nice kid, but so what? He can’t sing, he can barely perform, and his songs are average at best. Why all the fuss? We aren’t here to judge his character. We’re here to judge his music and film, and this one, while a smart easy move by Justin’s posse, eventually just feels forced and annoying.
I’m not a mean spirited person, and if Justin wants to continue with his career and be successful, great. But someone needs to stop glorifying his talent, or lack there of. Get the kid a vocal coach already, and stop shoving him in our faces.