Upside Down Trailer: Your Sci-Fi Mindf*ck Of The Week
For some strange reason, I've never heard one word about first time writer/director Juan Diego Solanas' Canadian film Upside Down until a random publicist email found its way to me. And you know what? It looks interesting. The synopsis should sell you on, at the very least, the originality of the idea:
Ever since Adam (Jim Sturgess) and Eden (Kirsten Dunst) fell in love as teens, their bond has faced astronomical odds. The pair are separated not just by social class and a political system bent on keeping them apart, but also by a freak planetary condition: they live on twinned worlds with gravities that pull in opposite directions--he on the poverty-stricken planet below, she on the wealthy, exploitative world above. Their budding but illicit romance screeches to a tragic halt when interplanetary-border patrol agents catch them and Eden suffers an apparently fatal fall. But when, ten years later, Adam learns she is alive and working at a vast corporation whose towering headquarters connects their planets, he sets out on a dangerous quest to infiltrate the company and the upper world to reconnect with her. UPSIDE DOWN is a visually stunning romantic adventure that poses the question: what if love was stronger than gravity?
OK, three problems right off the bat: That last line is terrible, your characters are unironically named Adam and Eden, and the title is a tad too on-the-nose for my taste. BUT... the trailer is damn impressive, especially the money shot at the end, and it is a rather intriguing and original idea. Here's hoping it's more than a clever idea and some nifty visuals.
Take a look.
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