Saturday, July 12, 2008

Across the Universe (2007)

I also received the bonus disk even before the movie-that sucks. Not much of interest except extended videos of the songs in the movie.
Set against the anti-war protests, rock & roll revolution, and mind-expanding psychedelia of the 1960s, Julie Taymor's hallucinogenic musical follows the arduous journey of star-crossed lovers Jude (Jim Sturgess) and Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood) as they and a small group of musicians are swept up in the raging waters of the volatile counterculture movement. Guided through their journey by a pair known only as Dr. Robert (Bono) and Mr. Kite (Eddie Izzard), Jude and Lucy are eventually forced to find their way back to one another after being split apart by powerful forces beyond their control. The music in the film consists exclusively of songs made popular by the Beatles during the time period depicted in the movie. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

Theatrical Feature Running Time: 133 mins
Across the Universe (2007)
Basically a nice love story with a pleasant ending. They use the backdrop of VietNam to convey their contempt for it but overall the special effects and the music made it enjoyable. The Mr. Kite video and scenes they thought were so good they included them in the special features twice. But honestly the soldiers in their underwear carrying a giant Statue of Liberty was a great scene.

Evan Rachel Wood was pleasant on the eyes and had a nice part. I imagined the whole time she would turn out to be a fluzzy and luckily not.

Even willing to give it a rating of 4(/5).

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