Written October 28, 2012
This movie is another way to think about time travel. It has real good acting and makeup. It didn't bore me at all but it wasn't a real thriller like I thought maybe it would be.
I did enjoy.
It would have been good to see in 3D and not IMAX. This was my first IMAX movie and I didn't see any difference. I was in the middle of the theatre and wasn't impressed with IMAX..
Written August 01, 2014
Today I will go on line and buy the book; but I wish I knew that before I spent three hours watching what appears to the uninitiated to be too many interleaved and far flung story lines attempting to converge but not quite making it. An action-packed epic film with an impressive cast, great acting, excellent special effects and a powerful metaphysical premise should be moving and satisfying. I get the idea that disparate people could be connected in this unexpected way, but this 3 hour film simply doesn't make it. Perhaps a pilot and several sequels that allow the viewer to savor the characters and appreciate the magnitude of the concept would have been a better approach than attempting to deliver it all in one dose. I left the theater feeling mostly frustrated.
Written October 27, 2012
Not bad, a cross between Lost, Matrix, Indiana Jones and Blade Runner. Don't miss a beat, it moves at breakneck speed from one time period to another. Long but worth the finally. Great costumes and kept me guessing, very much an interactive movie. Not a word in the audience, no one moved for 3 hours, REALLY! Saw in IMAX will see again in regular 2-D, soon. DOn't wait be the first to tell all about it, boy, you'll have a lot to tell.
Written December 25, 2014
This was definitely one of the best films I've ever seen! If you want to see a film that tells a story on a grand scale, this is the one to watch.
I saw this in IMAX and it was absolutely worth it! The cast is great and the characters are dynamic and captivating. The special effects are top notch, which blew me away visually. I can't wait to see it again!
Written November 09, 2012
It's not a time travel movie, but if you like those, then you'll love Cloud Atlas. It's a very complexly presented weave of several story lines thrown at the viewer in pieces just enough to wet your appetite for what comes next as you cycle between time periods. Some of the character's physical alterations distract you from the overall plots, but definitely wait through the first part of the credits to see which actors played which roles in each sub-story. I've only seen it once, but this movie will take repeated viewings to fully appreciate. It's both hopeful and a warning of what our future could become, even if we are careful. Most people who passively digest sit-comms will not understand Cloud Atlas, so see it before it disappears from the theaters.