Mars Movie Review – Upside Down


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Movie Info: Ever since Adam (Jim Sturgess) and Eden (Kirsten Dunst) fell in love as teens, their bond has faced astronomical odds. The pair are separated not just by social class and a political system bent on keeping them apart, but also by a freak planetary condition: they live on twinned worlds with gravities that pull in opposite directions-he on the poverty-stricken planet below, she on the wealthy, exploitative world above. Their budding but illicit romance screeches to a tragic halt when interplanetary-border patrol agents catch them and Eden suffers an apparently fatal fall. But when, ten years later, Adam learns she is alive and working at a vast corporation whose towering headquarters connects their planets, he sets out on a dangerous quest to infiltrate the company and the upper world to reconnect with her. UPSIDE DOWN is a visually stunning romantic adventure that poses the question: what if love was stronger than gravity?(c) Millenium

Mars Review: A Romeo and Juliet story for the age of CGI, in terms of its visuals, is gorgeous and clever and creative.  Though “Upside Down” starts with a strong idea, it’s compelling conceit is immediately weighed down by Jim Sturgess. His range is limited to goofy smiles and pained looks of unrequited love. Dunst is radiant, as always, though it’s radiance with depth. She’s not just your average dream girl; she’s gravity’s rainbow. But there just isn’t enough of her, the two leading roles should have switched worlds from the start.

Stars: 2 1/2 out of 5

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