20 March 2008

This Movie Moved Me

I've been trying to write a post about 'Across the Universe' since Friday, but the words just aren't coming to me. You should have heard me try to verbalize my thoughts right after watching it. I couldn't put a sentence together to save my life. My friend M. finally said she felt moved and I couldn't agree more.

I can't put my finger on why this movie moved me, though. It wasn't just great singing or acting or use of songs or storyline. There was something more. I think it has to do with the concept. The only word I was able to spit out Friday was 'genius.'


wrestling kitties said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this movie!!!!

It is moving b/c it is real. They played out a period in our time where people were experiencing all sorts of new things and new ideals. People started getting a cause and fighting for it. And it has such a relevance to today, but in a different way.

Today I think we are so blinded & numb to the world around us b/c of over exposure of the media and constant access to news that we forget these things are going on around us, that we are fighting a war. I saw this movie and my sister and I talked....where is our passion like they had then?! I am not saying we don't care now - but this was a different time and their reaction was way different then ours today.

I love that the movie kept those serious points in the storyline but also incorporated those WTF moments! It just blended so well and really made you think!

And the music was such a great timeline to this period in history...this transistion to a new reality. IT IS AMAZING!

ok, have a blabbed enough...hehe! I am so glad you enjoyed it!

Anonymous said...

It was amazing! Beautiful! Genius! I hope that we aren't talking it up too much...

D said...

You know, I had my doubts about this one, and haven't yet known anyone who's seen it, but now I'm going to have to rent it, I guess. Very few movies qualify for the one-word description of "genius."

Kristen W. said...

I absolutely adore this movie. I was skeptical simply because I only like late Beatles work and their solo projects. I wasn't sure whether I could stand an entire movie of Beatles music, especially if it was Mop-Top early Beatles. I was so surprised!

I think the music reflects what happened during that time period. I think that the movie improved upon some of the Beatles songs, such as 'Come Together,' which was one of my favorite Beatles songs anyway. Plus, like my sister said, there was passion throughout the movie. Not only in the acting and singing, but in the storyline itself. It didn't feel like a recreation of the 60s; it felt like this is how people actually felt, and you could feel that too.

To put it into perspective, my boyfriend isn't a sappy, movie-musical type of a guy. He likes movies like Fight Club and the Big Lebowski (not that I'm complaining, I adore these movies too). He actually fell in love with the movie and every couple of weeks, he wants to watch Across the Universe again. So even tough guys are into this movie!