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"U2 3D"
(2008) (Concert Film) (G)

Alcohol/
Drugs
Blood/Gore Disrespectful/
Bad Attitude
Frightening/
Tense Scenes
Guns/
Weapons
None None None None Minor
Imitative
Behavior
Jump
Scenes
Music
(Scary/Tense)
Music
(Inappropriate)
Profanity
Minor None None *None None
Sex/
Nudity
Smoking Tense Family
Scenes
Topics To
Talk About
Violence
Minor None None Mild None


QUICK TAKE:
Concert Film: The band U2 performs at a concert recorded in digital 3D.
PLOT:
The band U2 -- comprised of lead singer Bono, drummer Larry Mullen Jr., bassist Adam Clayton, and lead guitarist The Edge -- performs a concert in Buenos Aires, recorded live in digital 3D.
WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're fans of the band or filmed rock concerts, they probably will.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: G
Presumably for not containing material to warrant a higher rating.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
The band members appear as themselves, performing their songs without doing anything objectionable.
CAST, CREW, & TECHNICAL INFO

HOW OTHERS RATED THIS MOVIE


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(Note: The "Our Take" review of this title examines the film's artistic merits and does not take into account any of the possibly objectionable material listed below).


OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
The following is a quick look at the content found in this G-rated concert film. Some shirtless male fans, a woman in a bikini top, and the bare back of a man or woman (from a distance) are briefly seen, as is the non-photo realistic image of a fighter jet on the background screens of the stage during a song. The lead singer briefly and playfully kisses his male band-mate on the lips (in a heterosexual fashion), but beyond that, the rest of the film's categories contain nothing objectionable.

For those concerned with bright flashes of light on the screen, there's some of that from camera flashes and the flashing images of onscreen titles at the beginning of the film, followed by occasional strobe light effects during the concert.

For those prone to visually induced motion sickness, there's some handheld camera footage (which will be exacerbated when appearing on giant IMAX screens, and in 3D).



ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • None.
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • None.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • None.
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • None.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • There's a not-quite photo realistic (and repeated) image of a fighter jet on the big screen behind the stage (during a song).
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • The film might inspire some kids to start their own band.
  • JUMP SCENES
  • None.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • None.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • None, but some songs had lyrics that we couldn't fully hear and/or understand, thus presenting the possibility of them potentially containing objectionable material.
  • PROFANITY
  • None.
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • From time to time, we occasionally see some shirtless male fans, the long-distance view of the bare back of a man or woman (too far away to tell the gender), and a brief view of a woman in a bikini top.
  • Bono briefly and playfully gives Adam a kiss on the lips during the concert (in a non-homosexual fashion).
  • SMOKING
  • None.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • None.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • Being in a rock and roll band.
  • Performing in concert.
  • The group's messages for peace, love, and understanding.
  • The notion that the difficulties of the past will not prevent us from making a better future.
  • VIOLENCE
  • None.



  • Reviewed January 15, 2008 / Posted January 25, 2008

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