The use of 3-D should impress most viewers of the concert. There are some cool moments of the drummer throwing a drumstick in the air or the guitarist tossing his pick right into the living room. Most of the 3-D effects have to do with a sense of depth, putting Montana/Cyrus front and center in a lot of the shots. The expansive crowd shots give a sense of “being there” through the smoke and remarkable pyrotechnic displays.
The concert footage features a few cut scenes that illustrate Miley behind-the-scenes preparing for the show. The cuts get a bit irritating at times, such as when a scene with Miley and her dad is shown during “I Miss You,” and I almost hoped the cut scenes would have been left as bonus features instead.
The bonus features include “The Ultimate Personal Tour,” which is 11 minutes of Miley showing fans around backstage and offering a peek into what goes into a big show. She mainly focuses on her costumes and a few of the “trap doors” in the stage, however, and doesn’t get very deep into the procedure of performing. It isn’t particularly insightful, but it should be a treat for Miley’s fanbase.
All in all, the Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds 3-D Concert Movie is a fun DVD for fans of the pop phenomenon. The concert is vigorous and sparkling, often bursting with colour. It should give kids and adults alike ample entertainment.