‘Upside Down’ Trailer & Clip: Love Gets Topsy-Turvy in Sci-Fi World

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Upside Down is the new sci-fi/romance concept film that envisions an existence where the (literal) worlds of luxury and poverty are separated by the laws of physics and gravity. Amidst this strange reality, two young lovers from each world –  Adam (Jim Sturgess) and Eden (Kirsten Dunst) – spark a love that will haunt them for the next ten years – when Adam decides to literally turn his world upside-down and travel “up above” in order to reclaim his lost Eden (see what I did there?).

The big debut film of relative newcomer Juan Solanas, Upside Down‘s high-concept-meets-romance story has already generated buzz amongst certain circles of cinephiles. In addition to the trailer above, we have a new clip from the film that you can view below.

Upside Down Movie Trailer Clips Poster Upside Down Trailer & Clip: Love Gets Topsy Turvy in Sci Fi World

The rest of the cast is made up of mostly seen-them-somewhere character actors or faces (like Harry Potter alum Timothy Spall); however, it’s clearly Sturgess, Dunst and the visual concept/effects that are the centerpieces of this show.

For all its visual metaphor, however, Upside Down still seems, at its core, to be a relatively traditional spin on the “Romeo & Juliet” formula. Thankfully, the visuals pack enough richness and imagination to distinguish this from the crowd of romance flicks.

Check out the clip, which features more of the verbal entendres that are sure to define the metaphorical and thematic subtext of the film:

Are you getting the whole “down below, up above” metaphor? Are you sure it’s not too vague? (Sarcasm)

In all seriousness, Upside Down looks, at the very least, like a fun experiment in filmmaking – one that will hopefully not leave us feeling dizzy and nauseous (for whatever reason).


Upside Down will be in theaters on March 15, 2013.

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  1. Wow, the visuals in this movie are breathtaking. It’s a shame they’re being wasted to tell such a hackneyed story.

    • +1

  2. I saw this trailer a few weeks ago. Amazing visuals.

  3. well…its different.

  4. I’ve seen this. It’s okay. Quite forgettable. Some of the visuals are pretty great, but it is just kind of odd. I’m surprized it was made.

  5. I saw this a while back, and like mentioned above, it had some great visuals. The story was nothing spectacular, but I enjoyed it quite a bit anyways. It felt almost like a fairy tale.

  6. Oh for f*ck! really. Love is stronger than gravity, that line made me vomit,now i have to clean it off the ceiling.When she does a sh*t does she need a net or something to catch it in. Mmmm romantic.

  7. And who said Hollywood was out of original ideas? Oh…wait a minute. Well, the idea might not be original, but it’s definitely an original twist :)

  8. How come this movie is in the news ? Is this a different version ?
    I think its out already or ?

    • @ios

      It’s hitting more U.S. Theaters in March.

      • Thanks for the info Kofi !
        Cheers !

  9. When he is using the rope to pull her towards him, wouldn’t she get pulled halfway (as she is being effectively lifted up) then come crashing down towards the very jagged rock as she enters into “his” gravity???

    • @Adelphi

      No they’re still gravitationally attracted to their own worlds.

      • Ahhhh…i see….
        Hence her being under that rock.

        Ok, another question. If they are being pulled down by their own “Earth’s” gravity and the guy needs the weights to stay in the girls world. Wouldn’t he have a massive headache as his heart would need to pump so much harder to get the blood down to his feet?

        Also, what if you are middle class, can you effectively fly??…lol

  10. With names like Adam & Eden, I wonder if it’s heavy on biblical references…..who or what is “Eve” that tempted or kept Adam from his Eden….

  11. What if love was stronger then gravity? But it’s not…stupid.

  12. The movie had a great concept and great potential but was unfortunately wrapped around a love story that never really had any weight.
    Great visuals, but in the end the movie sucked

    • wait so you’ve seen the film already? I didn’t realize this was already out or do you mean you’ve seen a test screening?

      • Not out in USA but out in other regions. Yes I saw the actual movie.

  13. Heh, couldn’t being reminded of the upside-down kiss in Raimi’s “Spider-Man.”

    • *couldn’t help