U2 3D Directed by Catherine Owens, Mark Pellington. 85 minutes. Opens January 25. Rating: NNNN
U2 3D brings U2 to the big screen in three dimensions, a stunt justified by the band's IMAX-size ego and massive fan following.
The 3-D photography nearly perfectly captures U2's epic theatricality while adding depth and intimacy to concert footage from the Vertigo tour. Sure, the newer songs mostly suck, and the band's sloppy delivery of some of the older hits suggests they're a little bore with their back catalogue, but that's easy to overlook when Bono's jumping out of the screen and into the row in front of you, dripping his messianic sweat into your popcorn.