Written August 26, 2016
This movie was a bunch of jumbled stories that tried to make some sort of statement about fate and life but it fell way short of the mark - ultimately, it made you feel that there might be no point in living at all - don't waste your time or money.
Written February 19, 2017
Roger Ebert gave Cloud Atlas a glowing review and 4 stars which is especially poignant because the film got mixed reviews and the film has been dumped on critically. But I feel like he got it - the film is really ambitious, powerful, moving, and a rare paean to not only the indelible interconnectedness of humanity and human longing, but to freedom and self-determination that captures the eternally recurring moral struggle, at times violent and not for the weak-willed, necessary to secure one's own liberty and happiness and preserve it for generations to come. There is a lot take in, and may benefit from repeat viewings, but very, very worth it. Awesome.
Written March 23, 2017
I am still pondering the movie Cloud Atlas. I was excited to go opening night but it didnt impress me as I expected it to. I was not able to keep up with the movement and characters and only found slight relief as the credits rolled after the movie ended.
I say dont go expecting to "get it," the make-up and other effects of the movie were profound...and if you do get it in the end, then you will be totally satisfied.
Written March 24, 2017
Maybe after seeing it again I will be able to follow it better.I got the idea but following it was a bit difficult.a great story but hard to put on film and they did a great job. One must pay 100% attention to stay with it.
Written November 04, 2012
I went into this movie really wanting to like what I was about to watch. It started off scatterbrained, mostly just to introduce the characters, but after the initial pile on of characters and timeline stories, nothing really changed.
Every time some "profound" point came across, it was so obvious, and really just common sense, that it didn't feel like any sort of commendation was in order.
Big corporations can be evil, slavery is bad, greed kills, yadda yadda. You might as well just watch a movie explaining that lighting yourself on fire is a bad idea, because duh, it is.
My drive home was spent trying to figure out if i disliked Prometheus or Cloud Atlas more.. yay.