Friday, January 25, 2013

"Upside Down"

If you're the guy who thought "In Time" was too blunt about it's scifi-conceit-as-metaphor-for-classism angle, "Upside Down" is probably going to give you an anuerysm. See also: The guy who's angry about "Looper" being more interested in the plot/characters turns that could come from it's scenario than it was about explaining how it's time-travel worked.

I'm tempted to say that the film - a star-crossed-lovers story set on two conjoined planets aligned so as to effectively be one-another's floor and ceiling where the wealthy live on top and the working-class live below - looks like a Christopher Nolan reboot of an unwritten Dr. Seuss story... except the main characters appear capable of expressing recognizable human emotions of romantic desire. New trailer is below: