Coming to theatres from director Stephen Kijak and Gravitas Ventures comes the return of the BACKSTREET BOYS – SHOW ‘EM WHAT YOU’RE MADE OF.
To the delight of millions of fans (who are now grown adults), the Backstreet Boys have reunited! Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ Mclean and Kevin Richardson were followed for two years with cameras to give these same fans an inside look at what it took to bring them together and on the stage once again.
Each member of the band spends time updating where they have been since the last time the Backstreet Boys were on a stage. Through all of it comes the stories behind their relationships and how there were unresolved feelings even now.
But it is also a look into the story of how the Backstreet Boys became famous only to discover that those they thought to trust were the least truth worthy. Selling over 130 million records worldwide, the Backstreet Boys are considered the best-selling boy band.
Their first 9 albums debuted at the Top 10 going gold and platinum in over forty-six countries. Receiving their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013, the Backstreet Boys once again hit the stage singing the songs fans have come to love and new music filled with the emotion these five boys were known for then and now.
Also in 2013, the Backstreet Boys released their album In A World Like This while celebrating their 20th anniversary with a world tour that lasted two years. They also performed in the film THIS IS THE END with their song “Everybody”.
FINAL WORD: It was very interesting to watch the guys come together seemingly happy to be reunited. It is equally interesting to see the cracks begin to happen as old wounds begin festering again. There are clearly issues between Carter and Littrell that become explosive at one point that are quite startling actually.
It is also clear that each member of the Backstreet Boys has something to say about their time together, both good and bad. Their histories are forever engrained in each other and, like blood brothers; nothing can really keep them apart.
Watching the group retrace their steps, literally, to the door of Lou Pearlman it becomes crystal clear that trust isn’t something that comes easy to any of them now. Suing former manager Pearlman, the Backstreet Boys would walk away with a pittance compared to the sum stolen from them and unreleased materials.
Through it all they managed to come back together, work through their issues, find the music within and have since won a slew of awards. I can think of many, many Backstreet Boy fans that were around in the beginning that will line up to come around once again!
Remember that fame may be fleeting but fans endure forever. During the time of the ‘boy band’ era there were many that came and went but the Backstreet Boys made their mark in the history of music that holds to this very day.
In the end – Backstreets back!