Excerpt: I’d never really been too much of a fan of Kirsten Dunst until I saw Melancholia. And no, it’s not just because there’s a scene in which she’s lying naked in the moonlight (though that doesn’t hurt). I was a passing fan of her in the Spider-Man films, have admired some of her more avant garde choices in films like The Cat’s Meow , On the Road and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind . Still, it was last year’s Melancholia that really got my attention.
Excerpt: The highlight of Upside Down —a sci-fi romance set in a world with, per the film's lengthy prologue that vaguely recalls the intro to Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" video, twin planets "each with its own and opposite gravity"—is the moment Adam (Jim Sturgess) inadvertently pisses on the ceiling.
Conclusion: Not even the great visual work that went into this movie makes it worth spending time with these characters or with this story. No matter how you look at it – 'Upside Down' or right-side up – this is a huge disappointment of a film. Skip it.
Conclusion: Upside Down may get your attention with its bold concept and ambitious visuals, but neither of those should distract you from the paper-thin fairy tale romance it uses them to tell. Even if the photography somehow doesn't disorient you, the trite storytelling is likely to disappoint.
Conclusion: According to the Internet Movie Database's "People who liked this also liked Ã¢â‚¬Â¦" feature, fans of Upside Down also enjoyed The Vow , P.S. I Love You , A Walk to Remember , and The Notebook . That ought to give people with a casual interest in the Blu Ray edition an idea of the priorities with this dippy tale of separated lovers dressed up as a sci-fi epic.
Excerpt: Upside Down explains itself as thus: Two planets with competiting gravitational pulls host inverse matter. Objects from the lower world exist in their gravitational field, and vice versa. Items pulled from one planetary surface to the other can be used to off set weight like a specialized pulley system. The catch? Inverse matter is strained when removed from its home surface, and will burn in a few hours.
Summary: What if love was stronger than gravity? Try to imagine this scenario: A man walks into the gym, his pre workout of choice rushing through his system, the unmissable stench of fresh and stale sweat fouling the air, the grunts of power lifters, the clinking of weight plates, the whir of treadmills, and the idle chatter of social exercisers filling the air. It's earbuds in, iPod powered, iTunes on, and the music blaring. And now, focus. Pure focus.
Excerpt: Nobody goes into a love story hoping for scientific rigor and a strict adherence to lab-tested, mathematically consistent laws of physics. So in theory, it doesn’t matter that Juan Solanas’ science-fiction romance Upside Down makes not the slightest grain of sense. Its story about two lovers (Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst) from twin worlds with conflicting gravity is meant as a metaphor for any of the seemingly vast gulfs that can come between people.
Excerpt: In het meest positieve geval kun je Upside Down zien als een sci-fi sprookje over perfecte liefde, waarvoor je wel door een hele hoop tegenslagen en gedoe moet om te komen. Net als wanneer je de film kijkt, en je ook echt door die veel te uitleggerige intro, té duidelijke metaforen en nog wel meer obstakels heen moet zien te komen, om uiteindelijk bij een vrij corny , maar wel lichtjes werkend einde te komen.