Which of the following best describes the forthcoming Julie Taymor movie, Across the Universe?
(a) The concept of the Sgt. Pepper’s movie, the social commentary of Forrest Gump.
(b) Mamma Mia! on film, with pretensions.
(c) Van Wilder 3: Taj’s Revenge.
Early indications were that meddling studio executives had cut about half an hour from it; unfortunately, they seem to have restored the lost footage rather than cut the rest. I would say that they could cut it to three minutes, but really, even at that length it’d be too long. I’ve walked out on the trailer. (Perfectly timed for a bathroom break!)