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Upside Down Trailer: Your Sci-Fi Mindf*ck Of The Week

By TK | Trailers | January 25, 2013 | Comments ()

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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