Upside Down (2012)


This is a prime example of a really cool concept but a terrible execution.  I like the idea of two worlds that exist incredible close, to the point they orbit each other around the same star.  That’s a pretty unique idea.  With that said, now for the problems I had with that concept.  The most major was that matter (substances – it only seems to be metals) from one planet enters the other it begins to heat up to the point it burns, this doesn’t make much sense.  That and a lot of the gravity laws seemed to be forgot when making this.  I know it’s sci-fi, so they can do that.  But to be honest I think it would have been so much better if they actually had some input from physicists and astronomers  to create a more cohesive representation of this celestial event.  Plus every person would technically burn when entering the other plant, that’s a major plot line in this film.  Oh the acting was nothing to be impressed about.  I’m not a big fan of Kirsten Dunst so that could be one problem. But no one’s roles really stood out to me.  The overall plot was pretty much Elysium (2013) but a love story instead and no action. You know the very typical poor peasant falls in love with the privileged upper class girl movie.  It’s just been an overly used storyline.




Now for what I did like.  Even though the plot line sucked and I really disliked the scientific errors this movie was quite the visual experience.  I found it having some absolutely beautiful cgi and landscape shots.  It had some awesome camera work and filtration done to the film to really add to the visual effect of being on the “low-class” or “upper-class” planet.  One of those movie you could mute, turn on some music, and totally make up your own story while your watching, on drugs of coarse…vlcsnap-2013-08-08-12h06m16s214

Overall: 10/25

A visual experience with a cool concept but a very over used plot line.

Rotten Tomatoes: 28%

IMDB Score:  6.4/10


– Ben