Break The Silence 2020 Movie Review
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BTS Break The Silence! Yes, you heard me ARMYS. The boys did it again! As a self-professed Army, we feel that the boys never fail to entertain and move us to tears of joy with their humbling yet charismatic personalities.
We recently got to watch the untold story of BTS, where the K-pop mega stars took us behind the scenes of their 2018-2019 “Love Yourself” tour called Love Yourself: Speak Yourself which is the sequel to the band’s Burn The Stage: The Movie (2018) and made it extra special for us by showing the personal side of themselves. That made it lovely all together.
In “Break The Silence”, the first scene begins in New York City, where the boys snap pictures of themselves on the rooftop of their hotel and the youngest member Jungkook records the beautiful sunrise on his phone overlooking the Big Apple. However, their actual first concert kicks-off at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
From there on, their day begins. The scenes feature the group from the moment they leave the hotel room to the stadium, to prepping up for the show, to performing to a huge crowd of fans thereafter! Watching them behind the scenes, was a delight.
Although the “Love Yourself Tour” comprises 62 concerts in 14 countries, “Break The Silence”, only features footage from a few counties, among them include the US, UK, France, Brazil, Japan, Saudi Arabia and South Korea. The reason for it is probably due to the fact that the entire film only runs for a little more than 60 minutes.
Hence, director Park Jun-soon probably compressed their most successful shows into one musical documentary. Overall, the film did not fail! Viewers were hooked on for every single minute of it. What truly made this documentary one to be cherished was not so much of their stage presence, persona and shows, but rather the humility and sense of humour BTS possess.
From each country featured, the tale of each seven members Jin, RM, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook getting through the tour and how they spend time in between tours is depicted in this music documentary.
The seven-piece are just purely themselves. J-Hope loves hanging out on his own in between tours visiting parks, while Jin likes going out in a simple casual t-shirt, jumper and jeans, RM on the other hand visits a what seems like a wooden-art workshop. The adventures are embarked on during their free time in between their US tours. V, on the hand, is filmed walking the hip streets of London by himself just enjoying the day like a typical tourist.
BTS made history in becoming the first South Korean group to perform at the famous Wembley stadium. In the footage, Jin is showed playing tribute to the band Queen and to its lead singer, the late Freddie Mercury, as he hails the famous Mercury ‘Ay-Yo’ chant and the rest of the ARMYS following suit! Oh that was indeed a poignant moment for the boy-band having the honour and privilege to perform on the same stage as the legendary Queen did in 1985.
The most intriguing part for us was their Saudi Arabia tour. BTS set another record by becoming the first non-Saudi Arabian artists to perform in the country at Riyadh’s King Fahd International Stadium, playing to a 30,000 strong audience.
Suga in the film shares about the strict procedure the group had to adhere to in the conservative Saudi Arabia in order to perform a memorable show for their Saudi fans. But for Suga and his band members, that was not a difficult task and they nailed it during their concert. Swarms of ARMYS jam packed the stadium while the city of Riyadh was lit up with the colour purple, a colour close to BTS and their ARMY fans.
The film finally concludes with their South Korean tour. The boy-band then renders a moving tribute to all their fans worldwide at the very end of their concerts, with BTS lightsticks flashing up, lit with the colour purple.
But what really moved us, was each member’s homage towards their fellow member and also to the entire Big Hit Entertainment crew and their managers, last but not least to Big Hit’s founder Bang Si-hyuk, professionally known as “Hitman” Bang who made this journey extra special and possible for them.
In a nutshell, the movie was entertaining and fun, we enjoyed it throughout although we personally felt more footage of Suga would have been nice. We would encourage all BTS fans to take the time out, sit back, relax and enjoy watching “Break The Silence” at a cinema near you, its nothing quite like watching the boys on a movie screen. We can’t help but conclude with this popular BTS phrase, ‘I purple you‘.