Jan 20

Across the Universe (2007)

MV5BMTIyMTUwNzg3Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMjM1MDI1MQ@@._V1._SY317_ Wow, what a pile of never ending shit Across the Universe was. Seriously. It’s a god damn musical (didn’t know that before started watching it) and it never fucking ends!

What more, it’s a god damn love story set in the sixties amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, struggle for free speech, civil rights, drug addiction (“mind exploration”) and rock ‘n roll.

It’s whimsy, it’s ultragay, and we move from high schools and universities in Massachusetts, Princeton, Ohio to Detroit riots, the Vietnam war and dockyards of Liverpool.

Many songs from The Beatles are performed, but I have a really hard time accepting the musical format of things. You see, some times the musical acts make sense and are really astonishingly performed. But I can count those ones on one hand. With just 2 fingers. The problem is that there are like 178 others that really are out of context, making it a shitlong episode of Glee instead. The only fun part is that Bono and Eddie Izzard both have minor roles in the film. Other than that I can’t give it much credit.

I just wanted my suffering to end. This is definitely not something for me, but I guess if you’re a musical junkie and love The Beatles music then this is something you’ll love. Then I will also seriously question your taste. (Well, not that you like The Beatles, they were quite okay, but this film…. seriously, can’t understand why it has such high score on IMDB).

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Eddie Izzard as some strange guy at a field. Didn’t really get what the hell this dude really did.

Awwww how sweet…

Sweet like strawberries hanging on a wall. What the fuck for? Don’t ask me.

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