#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Across The Universe is a fictional love story set in the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, the struggle for free speech and civil rights, mind exploration and rock and roll. At once gritty, whimsical and highly theatrical, the story moves from high schools and universities in Massachusetts, Princeton and Ohio to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Detroit riots, Vietnam and the dockyards of Liverpool. A combination of live action and animation, the film is paired with many songs by The Beatles that defined the time.
Plot: When young dockworker Jude leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in the United States, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy, who joins the growing anti-war movement. As the body count in Vietnam rises, political tensions at home spiral out of control and the star-crossed lovers find themselves in a psychedelic world gone mad.
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All We Needed Was Love
A phenomenal feature length video clip with the Beatles songs and Julie Taymor’s eye at the helm. The story, of course, is wafer thin but who cares, right? We’re not here for intellectual enlightenment but for the forceful, visionary, smart ass style of one of the female filmmakers that has already revolutionize the Broadway stage without, really, changing anything. I believe that’s the kind of revolution that leaves a sign. The kind that reassures rather than confuse and “Accross the Universe” does just that. The Beatles are reassuring their message is reassuring. Little did that generation know that things were going to take a terrifying turn. Love! Love! Love! All You need is love. Still true but we’ve never been, as a society, so far apart. It was great to see teen agers humming the Beatles tunes coming out of the theater. The lyrics are like Gospel or lullabies. Was it only yesterday? It feels like centuries ago. The innocence seems foreign and at the same time so real. It will be nice to go back with the experience of hindsight. It doesn’t work like that, does it? No, I’m afraid not. In the meantime the great Julie Taymor gives as a beautiful reminder. And a lovely evening out at the movies.
Ham-handed and vapid.
I’m tempted to spill my credentials when it comes to Beatles music, but it’s not exactly material in reviewing this movie purely on its own merits, so I’ll resist.
There’s good and there’s bad, but if my score is any indication, the bad greatly outweighs the good.
The good: Some decent song renditions, and a misplaced Joe Cocker. If this movie wasn’t attempting to have a consistent plot, it’d be a fun collection of mediocre music videos, and I’d be less strict about judging it, but alas…
The bad: …there is an attempt to portray a story. It’s vapid to say the least, and inexistent if you’re truly critical. As a result, the characters are two-dimensional and uninteresting. The movie flows along at an astoundingly disjointed pace, creating any and every excuse to have a musical segment possible – usually falling flat on its face in the process – with the most literal interpretations of the songs possible and some truly poor imagery and symbolism.
As if the audience didn’t have enough of being slapped in the face with giant Uncle Sam poster singing “I want you,” the movie depicts just about every 60’s cliché you can imagine. There’s a clone for Janis and a clone for Jimi, a naked, scant Vietnam War subplot, Timothy Leary and Ken Kesey (Bono is just a giant turd after all) references, Greenwich Village; it’s as if they just stuck as many 60’s events as they could into a bowl, randomly arranged them in a line, and decided to order the movie as such. The whole affair is a mess, but in the end the events just resolve themselves with no real actions taken by the characters.
The worst part about this movie is that there will be people that absolutely love it. They’ll call it “sweet,” or “pretty,” or “fun.” It’s safe to say that, if they do, you can go ahead and null their opinion on movies from here on out, because this overlong, self-righteous, 60’s-for-the-cell-phone-generation trash heap is none of the above.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 13 min (133 min)
Genre Drama, Fantasy, History, Music, Musical, Romance
Director Julie Taymor
Writer Dick Clement (screenplay), Ian La Frenais (screenplay), Julie Taymor (story), Dick Clement (story), Ian La Frenais (story)
Actors Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs
Country USA, UK
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 17 nominations.
Production Company Revolution Studios
Sound Mix SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1 / (high definition) (Streaming/TV), 2.35 : 1, 2.39 : 1
Camera Arricam Cameras, Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, USA (prints), EFilm (digital intermediate)
Film Length 3,647 m (Sweden), 3,677 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)