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Silly and nonsensical premise. The visuals wear off after about 15 minutes and grow increasingly annoying from there.
Written and directed by Juan Diego Solanas in 2012, this Canadian-French romantic fantasy depicts a love-story in a twin-world with "dual gravity" of otherworldly planetary system of an unknown gallaxy.
You definitely need a willing suspension of disbelief to enjoy this futuristic fantasy because the film seems quite foolish from time to time.
However, it is a well-crafted entertainment piece with excellent visual effects.
I enjoyed it to the hilt.
Great concept and lovely visuals, but the story suffers from poor implementation.
What an excellent movie! I thoroughly enjoyed it. If you're like me, and into cute love stories, you will enjoy this as much as I did!
A very unusual film, and the strangest premise for a sci-fi story, ever. There are a few properties of this bizarre world that just don't add up, but if you let yourself get into the story, they don't matter. This is what sci-fi is really about: what if. This film touches a lot of issues; friendship, romance, loyalties, class prejudices, and sheer determination. The story has quirks, and the cinematography is as unusual as the story itself. Not for everyone, but if you enjoy sci-fi, and could use a break from lasers and aliens, it's definitely worth seeing.
If you like this concept, go watch the anime "Patema Inverted"
It's sooo much better! (Visuals, acting, fully-fleshed out storyline, less plot holes, more believable relationships, etc!)
Interesting movie concept. This film is a love story set in a place where there are two worlds separated by a gravitation divide. Keeping track of which world you are on is the challenge- as things that appear to be upside down could be upside right. Visually stunning!
A very interesting premise, good acting, amazing visuals but overall a so so story. Nothing special here or worthwhile. Skip it.
A visually stunning film, but that's about the only redeeming quality of this movie. Mediocre acting and a contrived storyline with many, many plotholes. Had alot of potential but failed in the long-run.
A visual wonder with two charming leads in Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess as the two lovers forbidden to have any life with one another, as a result of their being from two worlds and class structures. I found this, while mystifying in it's depictions of two worlds, both upside down and right side up to also be a genuine story with real emotion. Something you wont find often in today's cinema.
Visually stunning! The atmosphere of this film was Incredible--including the saturated deep blue tones in the lighting!! It was an off-beat plot device having the 'two planets intertwined by laws of gravity,' but somehow I found it to be very amusing. Took the typical romance story and made it different somehow. It helped to have the actors Jim Sturgess, Kirsten Dunst and Timothy Spall in this film!!! They all did a fantastic job. I even liked the character actors who played the sort of 'adopted family' for Jim Sturgess' "Adam." I also loved the soundtrack, which I thought helped to draw the viewer more closely into the movie. I'd recommend this one if you are a Jim Sturgess fan, or if you are looking for a story that is not the usual one for a 'boy meets girl' plot. I liked it for its creativity. And, the visual aspects of its "two planets/one world" are amazing!!
This movie, while looking like it could have been good, a love story, two different worlds, forbidden love, is a dud. When they meet again and she starts to remember him, they instantly start to make out, and then she's all of a sudden pregnant with twins - sorry the story sucked.
Strong visual impact, mystified by fable. Quite a good looking film, but it drags in places. There are some deeper messages in the story on a number of levels about society and love, but I can't quite put my finger on them.
It was really good technically ...but it was up-side-down....I don't do "upside - down" well - so it was unsettling.
Above average sci-fi romantic drama. Beautiful backdrops and a well thought out dystopian alternate reality setting are the interest here. The romantic angle is played out Romeo and Juliet-ish. Watchable if you need to see a romantic movie but don't want the normal fare.
There were some interesting visuals- the upside down tango room, for instance- but overall this was not a good movie.
I think a big part of the problem was that it was presented as more of a sci-fi movie, but played as fantasy. That can work, but only if there is a logic that applies correctly throughout the movie. Here it just never felt right.
Two worlds hovering less than a mile apart, but objects from each only feel gravity from the homeworld. Daylight seemed very earthlike- as if a sun was overhead, and not another planet. A scene were anti-gravity makeup is applied to an old woman, magically transforming her into a young beauty, as if gravity alone is what makes people look old.
I pretty much gave up on this movie about 45 minutes into it; when the ending finally came it seemed like the writers had given up too.
The setting and plot of Upside Down are very imaginative and romantic. The film is infused with dazzling surreal imagery. However, there is something lacking in the pace, and the character development. Some inconsistencies in the physics of the worlds prevented me from completely suspending my disbelief in the fantasy. An interesting film overall, though.
Skip It - made no sense at all and for the most part, I found myself looking for the holes in the "science" rather than watching the plot unfold; which in and of itself is better done else where without the distraction.
I I would have to agree with jesking's comment on this movie. Narrative is long and boring at the beginning but an interesting movie.
Dreadful in every way imaginable. The basic premise is absolutely absurd. A forgettable movie (I hope.)
Narration at beginning and end is horrid. Movie is interesting - beautiful to watch. Ends like a Harlequin Romance -- so disappointing! The idea could have gone anywhere. It felt like they were pressured to close the loop too quick. :(