Just got through watching "Across The Universe" and i must say i quite liked it on the whole , but i do have some quibbles i thought the first 25 mins was a bit to High School Musical especially when Jude got to America , infact i would have cut a good fifteen minutes from the scenes it kind of Americanized the film a bit to much ?
I think that was a mistake , more of the film should have been set in England , they could have come to England to escape Max's draft for a bit , it would have been good to see swinging London ?
Infact they could have moved around the world a lot more the title suggests that ? i just feel it could have been opend up more as a film and become more universal , Liverpool ,New York , India , London a bit more of a travelogue more real locations in keeping with some of the songs ?
I liked the visuals quite trippy in places which i liked , especially when Max went for his draft medical , the stripping of the men down to their underwear and putting them on a conveyor belt and into little boxes was a great visual touch from the female director , it was quite brutal and dehumanizing ?
Loved Joe Cocker he stole the show on the celebrity cameo front , Bono was sh*te he really is getting on my nerves these days , not sure Eddie Izzard was well cast either as Mr Kite , Johnny Deep would have been better ?
The Let It Be part was very moving got a lump in my throat at that bit and it was very well sang , it made the power of the song stand out ?
Jim Sturgess was very good as Jude nice voice and i liked Lucy and Sadie .
My only other qubbile was the hair on the guys it looked more 90's than 60's and they had some crap wigs at various points ?
But overall i quite liked it and will watch it again , 7 out of 10 (smile)(thumbsup)