"U2 3D" directed by Mark Pellington and Catherine Owens [review]
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There’s no denying that Irish rock band U2 are probably still the biggest live musical act in the world, even after twenty-odd years of touring. Aside from maybe the great outdoor extravaganzas mounted during the 1970s and 80s by Pink Floyd, U2’s live gigs are renowned as dazzling, cutting-edge spectacles, as politically and ideologically provocative as they are musically engaging. Bono, the acknowledged master of making fame itself humanely useful, still struts his stuff as if he’s a 25-year-old, and the band that supports him is as skilled as rock bands get. To see this chart-topping foursome filmed playing before staggeringly large crowds in state-of-the-art digital 3D and surround sound is, admittedly, quite a spectacle.