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Upside Down: a probably unfair review

Two worlds, almost touching, with gravity/antigravity. A love story. Anivilicious social commentary. Very pretty (but at times confusing) effects. Mix these together with a huge heap of clichés and a very annoying voice-over, and the result is something I couldn't sit through past the first fifteen minutes.

I did try to give it a fair chance, but the voice-over wouldn't stop with the info-dumping, and the clichés were practically highlighted and underlined, and when the dialogue finally started it was really stupid, so I gave up. (My dad lasted another 15 minutes, up until the point where the important-book-with-all-the-secrets in it somehow escaped the burning down of the only-living-relative-of-the-poor-orphaned-protagonist's house and was inexplicably found somewhere completely different years later, just as it would be helpful to the plot.)

So, my verdict? Probably would have been better as a silent movie. Clichés are easier to take what you don't have to listen to them being explained.

ETA: My mom gave up twenty minutes after my dad, and she'll watch nearly anything all the way through. So, yeah. Probably not worth your while unless you're a complete sucker for movies about starcliché-crossed love.
Here's the trailer for it--once you've seen that, you don't need to bother with the movie itself. (My mom gave up twenty minutes after my dad, and she'll watch nearly anything all the way through.)

Edited at 2014-07-16 11:50 am (UTC)