Mostly SNSD Based
(Just a reminder, this is all my opinion, comment yours if you agree/disagree, no judging ^^)
Released on June 2012, this documentary followed the artists under SM Entertainment including our babies, Girls' Generation, as they become the first Korean artists to perform at Madison Square Garden in New York. It wasn't only to give us a taste of their concert performances but some behind the scenes of all the artists lives, even pre debut footage as well.
For all of the SM Town lovers this was big news. Watching all your favorite SM artists perform and talk about personal things in their life, it's like a
stalkers K-pop fans dream. Now I expected it to be glorious with unseen backstage and pre-debut footage but that wasn't really the case. I was actually very disappointed because most of the stuff I have already seen and if there was a clip I didn't see they would cut it very short. The interviews, I thought, were really short and fans weren't able to see/hear ALL their favorite idols and what they had to say.
I'm not saying there weren't ANY good footage at all: For us Sones we got to see our girls meet BoA as a group and Tiffany be a little fangirl, Taeyeon and her cute mess-up when she was singing, their practice video for the David Letterman show performance (sadly ended after 5 seconds ), Yuri's adorable audition dance and Hyoyeons crazy audition (my favorites), lots and lots of shuffling, etc. I thought it was kind of cool to show these clips to the them now and get their reaction (anyone else thought it was hilarious how Hyoyeon was like "I was the -ish then!") lol
Aside from those footages, I did like Taeyeon saying how all she wanted to do was sing and didn't seem to want to do anything else (my summary, not exactly what she said lol). I wish I could've heard more about this, I wish could've heard more about Tiffany and coming to Korea as a foreigner, I wish I could've heard more about all the training our girls went through. Even the other artists, there was so little to really come by - Super Juniors own struggle with the members leaving, TVXQ members and that huge fiasco with the company, etc.
It's no surprise though, it's an SMe Documentary. Of course they're not going to have them talk about their struggles and hardships, of course they're not going to talk about the crazy fans and such. It seems the filmaker(s) weren't even focused on the artists themselves. They pretty much just gave us eye candy, performances we've seen 50 million times, the good times, and their success. I mean we already knew this, right?! Even the ending with everyone hugging LSM himself, was it just me or was that suppose to say something to us specially o_o ...
Maybe I expected too much, I thought in this documentary we were going to learn more about the SM artists but we pretty much just learned a tad bit more of what they already talk about and what we already know, rather than the stuff we (deep down inside) really wanted to know.
But hey, if you already expected that much and don't mind some eye candy (the girls in their interviews were GORGEOUS btw) then it's a great movie for you. I'm not gonna lie, as disappointed as I was, as an international kpop fan it was quite satisfying when it came to eye candy and some fangirling.
Do I recommend you to buy this? No.
Do I recommend you watch it? Of course, it's on Netflix!
What do I rate it? 4/10