Written June 02, 2015
What a remarkable surprise, entering with massive trepidation, realizing after fifteen minutes that "I really liked it"...
"Cloud Atlas", (referring to a symphony composed as the film progresses ) is based upon the novel by David Mitchell, directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski ("The Matrix"); it is elegant, beautiful, lyrical, metaphorical, comical, confusing and confounding; a feast for the imagination; my best advice is to let "Cloud Atlas" imprison your mind's eye, take reign and gallop with one of the most ambitious, compelling stories in recent film. Confusion eventually morphs into understanding as we watch a myriad of talented actors assume various personages, gender changes, good/evil depictions through three disparate eras...
THREE & 1/2 STARS!!!
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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 11, 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 May 02, 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 July 30, 2015
Boring. Oh yes, and depressing, but mainly boring. Incoherent too, but mainly boring.