yesterday morning, jeannie and i got to go to a screening of the new movie, U23D. yup, it’s a U2 concert shot in 3D. to be more specific, it’s the buenos aires, argentina, concert from the vertigo tour, shot in 3D.
and it’s fantastic.
seriously, when bono looks into the camera, it completely feels like he’s turning to engage the audience in the theater (and not in a cheesy way). the shots of the stage from the crowd really made me feel like i was in the crowd.
and here’s why that is great:
i like live music, but i hate standing.
so, being engulfed in the massive sound and sight of this performance, while sitting in a nice IMAX theater reclining chair was my kind of concert-viewing.
of course, U2 are consummate performers, and the entire performance is orchestrated to move along more like a theatrical performance than a traditional set-list of songs.
this movie releases in select IMAX theaters on january 23, and nationwide on february 15. any U2 fan has to find a way to make it to a showing. it’s G-rated, and would be totally cool for youth workers to take students to (especially if the students are U2 fans).