One Direction have given us the record-breaking singles, the globe-cornering tour. Now, as for any self-respecting, 21st century pop franchise, it must be time for the access-all-areas documentary.And so, where Bieber and Perry have stepped, so One Direction must follow.
Watch One Direction This Is Us Online The Directioners’ global conquest has been likened to Beatlemania, but ‘This Is Us’ is no ‘A Hard Day’s Night’. Because, like every other pop outfit, this lot are hard at work counting up the airmiles desperately attending to every fanbase from Mexico to Japan, the only way to make an insider’s account is to go on the road with them, and document their resulting cocooned view of the world.
It feels longer because, in that time, the Fab Five have gone as far as any British band before in dominating the global pop scene, and seem destined to scale ever-higher Twitter-fuelled heights.
Watch One Direction This Is Us Movie The film makes a token effort to explain exactly why this particular combination of Liam, Louis, Zayn, Niall and Harry has incited such a worldwide outpouring of tweeny love.
Simon Cowell, the happy hen behind this particularly lucrative egg, makes no effort to deconstruct it. He just pops up like Zippy once in a while to congratulate the fans on being “crazy, everywhere”, by which he means dropping coins into his weighty pockets, but he offers no real answers.