Directed by Catherine Owens & Mark Pellington
Produced by Jon Shapiro, Peter Shapiro, John Modell & Owens
Director of photography, Tom Krueger
Director of 3-D photography, Peter Anderson
Edited by Olivier Wicki
Music by U2
Released by National Geographic Entertainment/3ality Digital
USA. 85 min. Rated G
With Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen, Jr.
Article originally appeared: http://www.film-forward.com/u23d.html
It’s clear from the opening strains of the U2 song Vertigo, performed live from River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires, that you are in for something cinematically explosive. Trust me when I say that the technology used in this very special concert film, shot in digital 3D, is like nothing you’ve encountered in your years of either movie watching or concert-going. To go one step further, the film is simply better than most live concerts I’ve been to. As cliché as it might sound, you really do feel like you are in the first few rows, both from a visual stand point as well as an aural one. And as anyone who has been to a live concert knows, especially of the arena or stadium variety, being in the first 10 rows is a completely different experience than sitting anywhere else. The natural energy between performer and audience member happens within that realm. Watching “U2 3D” you have that same visceral experience. No more cheap seats for this reviewer!