09 February 2008

The Best Rated G Movie I've Ever Seen


Even if you don't love U2, you'll like their new IMAX movie U2 3D. People have said it's almost as good as a real concert. It's true. Some parts are even better than a real concert.

You know how when you go to a concert and you get the same view the whole time? Usually for me, that's behind some guy who's 6'3", so the whole time I'm trying to see between his and his girlfriend's shoulders just to see half the stage. (When we went to see Pinback, I didn't even realize there was a 5th guy until the last song.) So in this movie you see all the views you wish you were seeing at the real concert. Mostly close-ups, so you get a great look at everyone. (In the first few seconds Bono looks right at you and with the 3D it seems like he's right next to your face!)

The only thing bad about the movie version was that several times I felt like getting up and dancing, or at least belting it out on With or Without You. It's just not kosher in a theater, especially if you're in the front row (of the balcony - pretty great seats).

I've also got to hand it to Bono. Sometimes it's annoying when celebrities use their station to cram their opinions down our throats. But how can you be mad when Bono's preaching "love your neighbor as yourself"? I think I could try just a little harder on that front.

Anyway - I'm sure you could read much better movie reviews elsewhere, but if you have a chance, I recommend going to see it.

5 comments:

KA said...

Where did you see it? The Gateway?

leigh said...

No, it was at Jordan Commons, but if you go to http://www.u23dmovie.com/?section=widget&source=SEMU23D, you can look up where to see it in any state.

Nancy said...

I've loved you for a long time Leigh Jaleesa, and I don't know if my heart can handle the news that you saw Pinback on purpose! It aches, but the pain stops when I remember that we already have our tickets to see the show at the IMAX at the aquarium....

leigh said...

Come on - Pinback's not that bad. Really Dan loves them so I went with him (can't pass up a date with that guy.)

sara said...

Thanks for the U2 tip! I was just reading someone else's blog this morning where they described the same show. As for Pinback, they have some very lovely songs. As those types of bands go, they're not bad.