We are all connected…Cloud Atlas Review

Quick Synopsis

Everything is connected: an 1849 diary of an ocean voyage across the Pacific; letters from a composer to his friend; a thriller about a murder at a nuclear power plant; a farce about a publisher in a nursing home; a rebellious clone in futuristic Korea; and the tale of a tribe living in post-apocalyptic Hawaii, far in the future.

The Good

I have never read the book but the experts claimed that it was “unfilmable” and boy did the Wachowskis prove them wrong. I can’t remember a film that had this good of make up art work in it. It must of been fun for all the actors/actresses to play all their roles because they all did a phenomenal job playing the different characters. It was a great job mixing all six different stories and making it work in screen.

The Bad

Even though the film had some remarkable make up work but there were some that looked weird. The times where they made the Caucasian look Asian and vice versa. For a 3 hour film there were some slow moments especially early on it took awhile for the film to get going.

Final Verdict

Cloud Atlas is the most ambitious film in recent memory. This is one those films that you will like or not like no middle ground. It is one of the most entertaining film of the year.

 

What do you think???

11 responses to “We are all connected…Cloud Atlas Review

  1. It’s not one of those movies that you watch and it makes you sob all-over-the-place, it’s more of the kind of film that has you interested right off the start, keeps that interest, and delivers pretty well. Not perfect, but still a good way to spend 3 hours at the movies. Nice review Issy.

  2. We share some of the same thoughts on this. I appreciated the ambitiousness. Yes, it was a bit long, and the makeup was a bit distracting at times. Felt like I was playing a game of “Where’s Waldo” trying to figure out which actor was which character. but overall I very much enjoyed it.

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