Review #607 of 365
Movie Review of U2 3D (2008) [G] 85 minutes
WIP™ Scale: $13.75
Where Viewed: United Artists Colorado Center 9 & IMAX, Denver, CO
When Seen: 24 January 2008
Time: 5:00 pm
DVD Release Date: Unscheduled (please check back)
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Soundtrack: order the CD below
Directed by: Catherine Owens (debut) and Mark Pellington (The Mothman Prophecies)
Featured Cast (Where You Might Remember Him/Her From):
Bono (Across the Universe) • Adam Clayton (debut) • Larry Mullen Jr. (debut) • The Edge (debut)
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…transcends the ordinary…transforming the film itself into a totally immersive experience…
Musically, the film doesn't break much new ground. Moreover, while everything looks like a concert only better, it doesn't sound at all like a concert, and concert fans will find this almost unnerving. Concerts are loud, audiences are loud, there's an electric buzz that befalls the audience when a legendary band takes stage. All of these are gone, replaced by crystal clear soundtrack. The crowd, in other words, has been turned down so you can actually hear the real band singing the real songs. After a bit of getting used to, many way wonder how they ever got through a concert before without listening to the music before hand.
The band never looked so good or this close up…a high fidelity, aural treat like a rich Godiva® chocolate for the ears.
As for the overall experience, this is a marvelous creation that every great band should have made for archival purposes if nothing else. Imagine if we had IMAX 3D captures of a Beatles Concert or an Elvis Concert—there's nothing else like this.
…a synergistic tapestry of light, sound, color, pyrotechnics, computer graphics, video footage, and the band just being all out U2.
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Other Projects Featuring U2 3D (2008)
Cast Members: Adam Clayton • Larry Mullen Jr.