Blackpink: Light Up the Sky is a film on Netflix about the K-pop group Blackpink. I did not even know that it had been released recently (it came out on October 14th), but it popped up on the top of Netflix’s top shows, and I watched it that same day.
While I know about Blackpink (and have even gone to a concert), I do not keep up with the group regularly. I think this is one reason I found the film so interesting to watch, as I learned so much about the group, as well as the K-pop industry as a whole.
Most people, unless you are a big fan, only hear about the glamorous side of K-pop and listen to the songs or watch the music videos. This film did a really good job of highlighting the lesser known part of the industry, and did not try to make the girls in Blackpink seem perfect. It humanized them because it details the struggles they had to go through in training, as well as on tour (this is after they had already made it big). It also showed the intense training they had to go through to become the group they are today, and this increased the amount of respect I have for the group as a whole.
I think that this is a good film to watch regardless of whether you are a big fan of K-pop and Blackpink; another thing the film did really well was to give a look at each of the girl’s backgrounds and upbringing. While everyone knows their names: Jisoo, Jennie, Lisa, and Rosé, they each have had their own paths and stories that were great to hear. Overall, I really enjoyed the film and learning more about Blackpink.
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