‘Hanna Montana: The Movie’ fails to impress critics

April 11th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI  

Miley Cyrus Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): Teen sensation Miley Cyrus’ much awaited ‘Hanna Montana’ movie has been panned by critics.

Disney channel’s hit series’ big screen adaptation was released across US on April 10.

“Even as adults give their blessing for prepubescent moviegoers to see the film, they should be plotting to stay as far away from the theatre as possible,” Usmagazine quoted San Francisco Chronicle, who gave the film two stars, as saying.

“If you’re no longer old enough to carry a Hannah Montana lunch box, this movie will feel like punishment,” added the reviewer.

According to The Washington Times, “Hannah Montana: The Movie isn’t exactly high art, but that’s not really the point, is it? Fans of the series will find much to enjoy here. Their parents? Not so much.”

The story of the film revolves around Miley Stewart, a normal student by day, pop star by night. Her dad (played by real-life pop Billy Ray) drags her back to the family’s Tennessee Farm after she becomes too spoiled.

The flick “likely won’t match last year’s 31.1-million dollar opening registered by Miley’s all-singing Best of Both Worlds — but Cyrus’ enthusiastic fan base should ensure brisk spring break business,” said the Hollywood Reporter.

Salon.com doesn’t blame the 16-year-old star for an unimpressive film.

“She has that trying-too-hard look. Maybe it’s the movie’s makeup artists who failed her — as Hannah, she just doesn’t look fresh and dewy enough, as even a teenage pop star ought to. And the wig looks a little too much like something Flip Wilson might wear as his own alter ego, Geraldine,” said the website.

However, New York’s Daily News says that the movie isn’t all bad.

“It breaks little ground, but makes the big screen shift with liveliness and sense of humour impressively intact,” it said.

They also say that movie’s “high-energy songs designed to keep eight-year-olds bouncing in their seats” and say the script “hits mostly high notes.” (ANI)

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