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.
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.
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.
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.