Across the Universe - Potential Train Wreck?
Monday, February 5, 2007

Hey All

I tried to make this a thread, but no one was responding. Figured a blog would work better.

Yesterday, I saw the trailer for this new movie that won't be out until late September this year (actually the same weekend SERENITY came out two years ago) that caught my interest. It's this movie called ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, and no it's not a sci-fi movie. It's a coming of age in the 60's movie that being described as sort of a Beatles musical. Here's the link to it.

Now, after seeing it, I actually feel conflicted about it. On the one hand, it's The Beatles (I've been listening to their LOVE album on repeat for the last two months) and with the various dream and nightmare like images in a montage set to "Hey Jude" (probably the only pop song delivered from God himself, IMHO), that's enough just to get me in the theatre. On the other hand, the trailer starts with a character named Jude actually singing aloud. With this blow to the head with a blunt object, it's obvious that sublety isn't going to be a big part of the film. And if it's February, and your trailer is already proclaiming the movie as "the most ORIGINAL, EXHILARATING, SPECTACULAR, GROUNDBREAKING, MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR", you kinda get the sense of overcompensation and of a studio that has no idea how to properly market the film.

So what do you folks think? I see this as "Proceed with caution".


Monday, February 5, 2007 2:06 PM


I probably (being a huge Beatles fan and a huge believer in the power of seeing any movie you can with those just as passionate as yourself) will shell out the $10 to go see it on opening night. It could either be great (which it looks like its going to be a visual treat) or terrible. The worst thing that could happen to this film right now is that the trailers get played to death.

Monday, February 5, 2007 1:15 PM


Could always save up your pennies and check out the Cirque de Soleil show choreographed to the Beatles. Lot more subtle....sorta;)

But yeah...wait for reviews:D


Monday, February 5, 2007 9:19 AM


yeah I agree with msg. wait for the reviews.


Monday, February 5, 2007 9:10 AM


Wait for reviews and see if they're good ( that's what I do...mostly on Rotten Tomatos)


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