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Postby Kara » 23 Sep 2007, 15:08

So last night I went to see Across The Universe and I must say I really loved it. Despite it being perhaps a bit too long, it really was beautifully done. I loved Max and Prudence as well. Even though the songs were very literal for the most part every one of them worked perfectly with the scene.

Opinions? Comments? What'd you guys think of it or are you looking forward to seeing it?
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Postby emma » 23 Sep 2007, 15:31

I saw it yesterday as well!

In fact, I am listening to the soundtrack right now. FANCY THAT. I thoroughly enjoy the use of Joe Cocker.

I wholeheartedly agree that it was too long - I really enjoyed it, though. I am not sure yet if I liked Evan Rachel Wood. I had only ever seen her on CSI and Running With Scissors, both where she didn't really do too much - I'm still conflicted as to whether I liked her or not in this.

I loved the musicality of it, though - not just the songs, but the way the songs were used. Basically every song about Max and the army. I am not terribly familiar with the Beatles so I don't know what song it was during the enlisting part, but that and the stuff of him in 'Nam and the stuff in the hospital... it was breathtaking to watch.

And they did the trippy, hippie, crazy stuff really well. It totally gave the feeling of the time and the way the movie was supposed to feel without being too over the top (well, it was over the top, but that wasn't a bad thing).
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Postby Lavos » 23 Sep 2007, 15:49

3000 posts emma.
Fucking 9 posts a day. Get a life.
i dont know what's happening anymore
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Postby Brinson » 23 Sep 2007, 15:55

Lavos wrote:3000 posts emma.
Fucking 9 posts a day. Get a life.


hahahahahhahaha.

I'm pro-Lavos.
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Postby emma » 23 Sep 2007, 16:03

shhhhhhhhhhhh
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Postby HYRS » 23 Sep 2007, 16:45

Yeah I saw it last night as well. I did like it overall, I have to say it's not what I was expecting from the trailer. I expected not so much constant use of songs, I expected it to span a longer period of time(Such as maybe showing the characters in the 80's), and I expected some character development.

However even though it wasn't what I expected I still thought it was a good movie. Even if it's really not fair to other movies to just use Beatles songs, I think that gave me an falsely high opinion of the movie.

But it was okay because I got to go out to karaoke to sing Beatles songs. Hooray!
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Postby emma » 23 Sep 2007, 17:52

Really? It was exactly what I expected from the trailer.

The movie was basically just a long version of the trailer, when you think about it. I mean, you knew what was going to happen in the movie because it said so in the trailer!
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Postby HYRS » 23 Sep 2007, 17:55

Looking back, the movie is just an extended version of the trailer.

Just when seeing the trailer I filled in the blanks quiet a bit differently and I enjoyed the story I made in my head quiet a bit more in comparison to the film. That's probably why I was let down in some cases.

Plus it's the only film I've gone to without looking it up on wikipedia in recent memory.
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Postby JesterJ. » 23 Sep 2007, 18:18

Holy crap Emma. You're gaining on me, and I've been here a year longer.

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Postby HYRS » 23 Sep 2007, 18:19

Imagine how I feel? Geez, age counts for nothing.
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Postby emma » 23 Sep 2007, 18:26

GUYS I'M SORRY I'M NOT DOING IT ON PURPOSE
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Postby HYRS » 23 Sep 2007, 18:28

There you go! Doing it again!
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Postby tak197 » 23 Sep 2007, 18:33

Lavos wrote:3000 posts emma.
Fucking 9 posts a day. Get a life.


You're just jealous because her's is bigger than yours.

Take that as you want to people.
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Postby HYRS » 23 Sep 2007, 18:35

Well yeah. Why else?
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Postby emma » 23 Sep 2007, 18:41

tak197 wrote:
Lavos wrote:3000 posts emma.
Fucking 9 posts a day. Get a life.


You're just jealous because her's is bigger than yours.

Take that as you want to people.


Also because I DO have a life as well as spending way too much time on here!

WOOO
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Postby Citin » 23 Sep 2007, 22:04

Can I please have 1000 added to my postcount? KthxBye
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Postby Kara » 24 Sep 2007, 00:06

It's not that I'm not a fan of Evan Rachel Wood, but I'm not really a fan of Lucy. I dunno why, I just wasn't horribly fond of her. And though I loved her voice, I wasn't really a fan of many of her songs through the movie.

And for me it was definitely what I'd expected from the Trailer. The soundtrack was fantastic and I can't wait to buy it. I particularly loved 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' which was sung by Prudence. I ADORED it.
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Postby Captain_Anarchy » 24 Sep 2007, 21:52

Mr. Woodcock was way better.
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Postby HYRS » 24 Sep 2007, 22:11

Hahah.



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Postby Mouse » 25 Sep 2007, 07:20

Anyhoo, back on topic:

This movie looks fantastic. I want to see it, despite the fact that Eddie Izzard sorta scares me.
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Postby emma » 25 Sep 2007, 07:32

Eddie Izzard was awesome, and only in it for like 2 minutes, max.
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Postby Mouse » 25 Sep 2007, 07:41

emma wrote:Eddie Izzard was awesome, and only in it for like 2 minutes, max.


Okay.

(I was going to come up with something else to say, but I couldn't think of anything)
-Holy kleenex, Batman, it was right under our noses the whole time!

-Satan wears a bucket hat!

-If tin whistles are made of tin, what are fog horns made of?

-Lewis has AIDS

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Postby Corax » 25 Sep 2007, 15:58

Lavos wrote:3000 posts emma.
Fucking 9 posts a day. Get a life.


someone's jealous that their e-peen doesn't measure up.
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Postby Kara » 25 Sep 2007, 16:54

emma wrote:Eddie Izzard was awesome, and only in it for like 2 minutes, max.


Dude, he was fantastic, but he managed to reeeeally creep me out. That was a pretty messed up number.
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Postby emma » 25 Sep 2007, 18:23

That's because he's Eddie Izzard! That's what he does!

Also, I cannot stop listening to that soundtrack. Seriously, I've listened to it approximately 6 times since I downloaded it on Sunday night.
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