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  • Jennifer Green

Review: "BTS: Permission to Dance on Stage - LA"

This concert film seamlessly splices together four different live performances and displays BTS' precision choreography. These talented performers don't miss a beat, though one member bemoans a missed side step during a break in BTS: Permission to Dance on Stage – LA. They admit how tired they are starting about halfway through the concert -- but they don't show it. Concerts have become as much about the theatrics as what's happening on stage, and here there are backup dancers, musicians, confetti, and a giant video screen, not to mention several wardrobe changes.

But the film's focus stays on the band, and they deserve it. Even if you're not a particular fan of their music, you have to appreciate the effort they put in. They're mostly not comfortable speaking in English, so their personal comments are a little thin -- until the end, when several give their farewells in Korean. Still, this film isn't intended as a get-to-know-the-band vehicle. Even during the breaks, they're largely silent or just exchanging small talk. But given that it stars one of the world's most successful musical groups, it's sure to find its audience.


Read the full review at Common Sense Media.

Images courtesy of Disney+.


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