'U23D' 'amazes when the concert feels most alive,' reports Variety Magazine. 'Bono reaching out into the crowd, a girl on some guy's shoulders almost blocking your view, the crowd bouncing around us...' Premiere at Sundance in two weeks, first reviews appearing.
"U23D," which sticks to performances and crowds, boasts a remarkable human element. Shots that place the viewer next to the Edge, Bono or bassist Adam Clayton pull them off the pedestal that acts have to climb when addressing 50,000 fans at once.
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"U2 3D," takes the well-traveled concert film to exhilarating new heights.' adds the Hollywood Reporter. This 'feature-length feast for the eyes and ears (thanks to the all-enveloping 5.1 Surround Sound), re-creates the U2 live experience without interruptions ... (it) ... serves up prime U2 in a startlingly rendered, state-of-the-art arena that truly raises the bar for headache-free 3-D technology....
'...blending together performances from Vertigo Tour stops in Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo as well as Mexico City and Santiago, the filmmakers succeed in ripping down that wall between and stage and the audience, and, in the process, create a team atmosphere that's perfectly in keeping with the band's "we're all in this together" philosophy.'
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