Written May 04, 2016
An amazing movie! If you like the type of movie that will keep you interested the whole way, this is it!! the stories are interesting, funny, pack with action, drama and even tears! one of the best movies I've watched in a long time!!!
Written February 20, 2017
This one has something for everyone. The several stories interweave nicely. I like how the actors played multiple parts. In some ways better than the book, it highlighted more of the parallels between stories and cut out some stuff that was not needed. The book was good, too, of course, just a bit different. Very rich visually, it even looks expensive to make. Nice job(s) on an ambitious project(s)!
Written May 27, 2016
This movie begs you to focus on the characters as they move through time, changing their Karma. Evil begets evil and good begets blessings. There aren't any predictable plot twists and letting your senses flow with the story reveals and unwraps the treasure within. The beginning and end meet and all points in between show the continuity of existence. Above all, it is escapism at it's finest.
Written December 06, 2016
I had no idea what I was walking into the first time I went to see Cloud Atlas in theaters. I became aware of the movie one day when I went to check what the Wachowski brothers were up to, and I saw this project, 'Cloud Atlas'.
Like I said before, I had no idea what I was getting myself into the first time I saw it. I am writing this review the day after my second viewing.
What is there to say? The scope of the film spans centuries, focusing on the lives of individuals in certain time periods that are some how connected without their knowing, where their actions effects the lives of those in the future without them even trying or knowing.
You can say that it is a story of soul mates finding each other again and again throughout time, either glimpsing each other for moments, or spending their lives together. It's an amazing, gripping film of hope, sadness, and above all, humanity. I truly love this film, and plan on purchasing it when it is released.
Written September 27, 2016
This is a complex and confusing film. The first two hours are too hard to really follow as to what is going on. The last hour of this film is phenomenal, You can start to see how the first two hours ties together. It's also when the film turns to political views and social commentary. The last hour consists of CGI that is right out of TRON and many scenes will reflect scenes from previous films like ROAD WARRIOR, WATERWORLD, MUTNEY ON THE BOUNTY and ROOTS. I almost gave this film a so/so rating, there was no need for the F word and nudity that added nothing to character or situation developer. I was impressed with the makeup in this film. Many of the actors play 5, 6, and 7 rolls. Excellent acting; but the story from start to finish is hard to grasp. I think we go to the movies to be entertained and not to have to work this hard to understand the storyline. If you don't mind the first two hours that are all over the place to get to the last hour, then please go see this one.