By: Alexandrea van Huizen
The band that did not win the 'X Factor' (seriously, I don't even remember who won that season) has won something even greater than that, the hearts of millions around the world. In the last 3 years, the name 'One Direction' has been everywhere. You can literally go up to anybody anywhere in the world (or at the very least, 37 countries) and ask if they've heard of the band and I can guarantee the answer's gonna be a 'yes'!
So, it is no surprise that the band has just released their latest project, a film/documentary entitled 'This is Us'! I'm not gonna lie, it will be epic and you will feel like you're on an emotional roller coaster. You will leave the cinema wondering if you are bipolar but I promise you you aren't. One thing I really liked about the movie was that you could just see that even though 'One Direction' has sold out arenas worldwide, they're just normal guys who still get nervous. The amount of gratitude they have for their fans is unmeasurable. This film is also like a behind-the-scenes on their everyday life on tour and how within the three years of their careers, become more like brothers. You'll get to see them work, prepare for shows but also somehow find time for antics.
The most important part of the entire movie isn't the songs or the band themselves though, but instead the message behind. In a word, it's seriously inspirational. You just have these five average boys from working class families who never gave up on their dreams and took a chance. It also shows us that with the opportunity and enough hard work, there is nothing you can't do.
The lads were recently on the 'Today Show' and when asked why add to the craziness of cameras following them everyday, band member Niall Horan had this to say.
"Well, you know. We always say this but there's only so much you can get across on like a 140 character tweet."
I know that 'directioners' all around the world will but I urge all you non-fans out there to just give this humble boy band from the UK/Ireland a chance and see what they're all about. You may come out a new fan or you may have just lost 90 minutes of your life but either way, at least you can say you gave it a shot. The film comes out in most countries including Singapore on 29 August, 2013 so be sure to catch it once it hits theatres near you!
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