Bring The Soul: The Movie is directed by Park Jun-soo and it is a concert/documentary movie centering the daily day-to-day action of the biggest K-POP band of all time, BTS. This third movie specifically goes into the last few shows of the Love Yourself World Tour. The movie stars RM, V, Jimin, Jin, Jungkook, Suga and J-Hope or more simple this movie stars BTS.
K-POP and BTS were things that I heard of multiple times on Twitter. Whenever BTS did something they would trend all day on Twitter. That’s really the only exposure I had to them until they made a comeback with the single “Boy With Luv” featuring Halsey. Everyone was incredibly excited and I decided to check it out and I from that moments since I have been exposed to the greatness that is K-POP. I fell in love immediately with the genre and more specifically BTS. Their videos were grander and way more colourful. They brought an energy that was lacking in American music videos. They can sing incredibly well, they can dance incredibly well… I guess I should stop there before this turns into a list of why I love the band. This happened in April, so I’m not the oldest member of the ARMY but nevertheless I was ecstatic when I found out about this movie.
When it comes to concert movies, this is my first one. I never had any interest in them but since I am a huge fan of this group I just had to check it out. Obviously you are going to call me biased and you have a point. This is a concert movie it’s not for everybody, it is literally made for the fans so if you are not a fan you will either walk out of the movie a new fan or groaning at the fact that you wasted an hour and a half of your life like my non-army friend did. My audience obviously filled with ARMY members were having the time of their life, they chanted, sang along, screamed, awwed, laughed and interacted with the movie. Basically if you are a fan of BTS you will enjoy this movie.
Going into this, I didn’t expect a movie, I expected an intimate experience with BTS. Showing them at their vulnerable side and how what they do when they are not on stage. That is exactly what this movie did. This movie features funny, deep and emotional scenes just as it does amazing performances. That was the sole point of this movie, to show how hard they work to give us these performances and the music. That being said I didn’t expect certain things that happened but when they did they made me feel more for the band.
There is an aspect of BTS which is so humble, honest and vulnerable which separates them from a lot of artists/groups today. I won’t give any spoilers but two members got some issues during the last couple of shows which inhabited them from giving it their all in their performance and after the performance they legitimately felt horrible, to the point of crying because they couldn’t deliver. I have never seen a group this passionate about performing and delivering to the fans and I loved that the movie showed this vulnerable side to the otherwise flawless band we see on stage. What I love even more is how they reassure each other and take care of each other. They have a wholesome bond which we don’t really see that much anymore in modern bands. Mostly because we don’t see what goes on behind-the-scenes.
I do have some flaws with the movie though. Even though it’s only an hour and a half, it felt repetitive at times. The movie would feature an bit of behind-the-scenes footage and then a short performance and then a conversation between the band and recycle. Also I was a bit bummed they mostly performed “IDOL” and “MIC DROP”. Sure they performed other songs but they performed those two at least three times. That being said if you love these guys, you won’t mind. Also the movie doesn’t tell you this but there are bloopers at the very end so stay at the end of the credits for some bonus footage.
Overall Bring The Soul: The Movie is successful in the way it promises a vulnerable look at the world’s most popular K-POP group. My audience were having the time of their life, as expected since they are fans. If you are a fan, you will most definitely enjoy this movie, if you are interested but not really a fan I would also suggest you watch it, so long as you’re interested. It’s a fun, wholesome and intimate experience with BTS, what’s not to love?