U2 3D opens Wednesday (January 23). See review in next week’s paper. Rating: NNNNN
U2 3D (D: Catherine Owens, Mark Pellington, 85 min)
These days studios are trying to figure out ways to give people something they can’t get from their souped-up home entertainment systems. Beowulf proved that 3-D, when it’s done right, can pack in the crowds. And this spring, Martin Scorsese’s documentary about the Rolling Stones should lure boomers into IMAX theatres.
U2 3D combines both – a big stadium show by Ireland’s star rockers, all delivered in 3-D. Tailor-made for those who still haven’t found what they’re looking for – at the movies.