Interesting Concept and Visuals Upside Down caught my eye when I went into the Google Play movie section. I clicked on it and watched the trailer only to be pulled in by the visuals and the imaginative world that had been created. The price for the HD version was only $12.99 so I said, "What the hey..." and took a leap. Being the logical and scientific thinking person I am I had to suspend my belief in every law of physics to enjoy this movie but to tell you the truth it wasn't hard to do with the visuals that are on screen. For an estimated budget of $60 million the visuals impress beyond that of many mega budget films. Anyway, this is a world in which there are two worlds on top of one another and connected yet not connected. If you come from one world then you are tied to its gravity. So two people can be standing on the tip of a mountain on either world and have a chat with each other standing above/below one another. It's an interesting concept that throws out physics but is fun to watch. The women will like this one for the love story and the guys will like this one for the visuals and the concept so you can even throw this one on as a movie that a couple can watch. All in all I enjoyed it a lot and
Plot Holes Galore The plot holes in this movie make it like swiss cheese. Though, there's one the size of Texas that's exposed very early. One of the "rules" of their worlds is if matter (everything is made of this!) goes to the other world, it heats up and combusts if it's on the wrong world too long. That gets thrown out VERY quickly. I seriously don't know how the eff this movie has a 4.1 rating.
Great Concept, Terrible Movie Upside Down is a film that sounds interesting (ignoring physics, of course), but proceeds to make just about every mistake in terms of plot and character development imaginable. The result is a boring, lifeless movie that even the most sensitive person won't care about. A complete and utter waste of an interesting concept. Beyond an interesting premise, this movie offers nothing.
The movie was meh, but what was meher was Google's slow buffery delivery It would have been nice to watch this movie without constant buffering. But I gave up half way through. Back to watching 1080p "Ow my balls" clips on youtube that buffer flawlessly.
Confused about this once It was billed as a scifi film but it came across as a romance. Very good acting but I was expecting something much different then I got. It was essentially a boy chases girl movie with cool FX on a different stage. The ending was not predictable but I felt like I was left hanging (probably for a second movie).
Well... The premise was incredible, and it's worth the view because it looks awesome, but it was just really poorly written. When the credits started rolling my sister and I looked at each other and said, "they could have done a lot better". And by a lot, i mean it's almost tragic what they did to such an amazing idea.
Not terrible, but not spectacular either The plot is rather thin and simplistic. But the acting isn't bad, and the premise is imaginative and lovely. I also like the way the two worlds look. Could have been better, but worth the $0.99 and 1.5 hours.
Amazing visuals, poor writing This is one of the most visually interesting and beautiful films I've ever seen. But the dialog feels fake and the whole ending doesn't make much sense either. Which is a pity. Such beautiful visuals should be accompanied by great writing.
Really good The visual affects were amazing, the story line was pretty predictable, (spoiler alert, if you haven't seen this movie and want to see it, then stop reading now) Towards the middle part of the movie, some how I figured out that the girl was going to end up pregnant, hence making the ending pretty predictable.
Had potential, but fell upside down The concept of the film is really intriguing. But the writers kinda went on a coffee break and never returned at some point. It's worth a rental from redbox or something. But skip buying this.
Great idea but needs more substance. I felt like the concept of this movie was good. It had the Romeo and Juliet plot, but it was missing something that would keep my attention because this movie was boreville.
Imagination of beautiful Not only is this film amazing but has a very beautifuly done story I really dont see what these critics think is so bad a masterpiece doesent have to be perfect it should only show our imagination its a romeo and juliet on a whole new level these critics in my oppinion have no imagination!
Very well made and touching! I really loved it! There were a few plot holes and things I thought could be fleshed out, but it was very good. I bought it here after watching it on Netflix. This company deserves my money!
Great concept poor execution The story allowed for some amazing visuals and the actors all did amazing jobs. But unfortunatly the dialog and plot were typical and predictable. Watch it for the visuals because it is amazing from that peospective. But if you are into great movies with intuitive plots and characters than this isn't your movie.
Great concept I liked the film alot and would have given 5 stars for a better resolution of the story. The effects were amazing and viewing the opposing worlds was a trip. The acting was very good and the leads were perfect for their roles. It left me wanting more and that's good!
Details missing but overall excellent A visually stunning movie with a decent story. I think if they had explained a few key parts better and extended the movie to 120 minutes, it would have been clutch. However, the movie is still very good and was well made. Kudos to Juan Diego Solanas for envisioning the environment.
Visually astounding Drawn to the quietly released film by its accomplished and varied cast, I had no idea what to expect. The movie has absolutely foreign and utterly brilliant visual effects and is just gorgeous. The plot is tried and true but the setting is completely new. Do watch!
Great twist from a typical romance I think most people will enjoy this movie even if you don't usually watch romance movies, but especially if you love Sci-Fi or A-typical science movies. I would highly recommend this to wide-eyed fantasy lovers.
A wonderful little movie A quiet little movie about love and hope and dreams and freedom set in a wonderfully imagined landscape. No explosions, no false dramatics. Thoughtful and thought provoking, or if you prefer not to think ~ a whimsically charming love story.
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