Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Monday afternoon I was back in Norwalk at the Super Saver Cinema to see "Across the Universe." I even made it there on time.
Basically this is a jukebox musical that takes Beatles songs and weaves them into the story to propel it forward. The Beatles were (a little) before my time. I recognized nearly all the songs, but didn't realize they were Beatles tunes.
The story is pretty light -- Jude, from Liverpool, comes to America and falls in love.
I was checking my watch by the end of the movie, but I have to admit the ending was tremendous.
Julie Taymor -- who brought "The Lion King" to the stage -- directs the movie and, as you would expect, some of the visual images are stunning.