Cloud Atlas: Review and what do you guys think.

Just the other day I got out the blu-ray edition of Cloud Atlas and watched it, it is such a great film, save that for the review.

so I decided to to do a write up review on comic vine and see what comic vines views are on the movie.

Cast:

The cast was surprisingly famous with actors and actresses such as:

Tom Hanks

Halley Berry

Hugo Weaving

Huge Grant

With actors like these the film was really helped.

Review:

The film as a whole is a bit punchy with a total running time of 172 minutes, this could put some people off but it really has to be this long to interweave all six stories. The stories are all connected by the shooting star scar on all the main characters in each story but also with little connections, like the main one is the same character appears twice in two stories. This was a nice touch nearly my favourite part of the logistics of the film, but the best part was that the same actors appeared as different characters in each story, and no surprise that reincarnation is part of the mythos of the story.

Some times the jumping between stories can seem a bit sudden, such as we are only in one story for a couple of minutes before we move on, but looking back it does work. With great one liners and speeches, my favourite "what is the ocean but a multitude of droplets?".

Another nice bit with the actors playing different characters is that Hugo Weaving always played a bad guy.

Sometimes in the story based "106 years after the fall" you can't really understand what Tom Hanks is saying but it isn't that bad so that you can't get the general idea of what he's saying. The Timeline of stories is really enjoyable:

  • 19 hundreds
  • mid 1930's
  • 1971
  • 2012
  • 2147
  • 106 years after the fall.

It is really fun seeing the same locations and links from story to story.

Halley Berry and Tom Hanks were stand out performances, trying to fit into different roles for example in one story Tom Hanks is the ship doctor trying to kill a rich man on board in another he is a scientist. They really stood out as accomplished actors and actresses.

My favourite story is well I cant decide I loved all the stories.

I would highly recommend this film and I would give it a:

4.5 out of 5

every week from now on I will review a film or just do a review when I'm bored.

11 Comments
11 Comments
Edited by Z3RO180

Can't say ill watch this film. I'm not a fan of the wilcoutchy brothers

Edited by flazam

Great Review You have made me want to Watch the Film, Can you Review the Matrix?

Posted by Arkhamc1tizen

@flazam said:

Great Review You have made me want to Watch the Film, Can you Review the Matrix?

yeah sure

Posted by flazam
Edited by Kal'smahboi

I saw this movie in theaters and bought the DVD the day it was released. Absolutely loved the film.

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Posted by Arkhamc1tizen

I saw this movie in theaters and bought the DVD the day it was released. Absolutely loved the film.

loved it as well

Posted by Yung ANcient One

I enjoyed it as well but wish they used the characters more. I saw Tom Hanks a lot, I saw the constant good guy, constant good girl, and always the villain but everyone else not so much. I was really clinging on the the idea of your actions in this life will affect your next life. I rarely saw any repercussions. I mean Hanks got a lot of bad luck because he tried to kill the constant good guy but what did the good guy get? At the end he dies a hero while Hanks repopulates the world.

The star scar was a bit confusing too. I wondered is it like The Last Air Bender where in your next life your a totally different gender and ethnic cultural group. Or What?

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Edited by Arkhamc1tizen

I enjoyed it as well but wish they used the characters more. I saw Tom Hanks a lot, I saw the constant good guy, constant good girl, and always the villain but everyone else not so much. I was really clinging on the the idea of your actions in this life will affect your next life. I rarely saw any repercussions. I mean Hanks got a lot of bad luck because he tried to kill the constant good guy but what did the good guy get? At the end he dies a hero while Hanks repopulates the world.

The star scar was a bit confusing too. I wondered is it like The Last Air Bender where in your next life your a totally different gender and ethnic cultural group. Or What?

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I thought that the star was meant to be another connection, but more spiritually like that good will always prevail because the good guy all ways had the tattoo.

Edited by Arkhamc1tizen

@flazam said:

@arkhamc1tizen: Thanks I don't Know whether to Buy it or not

defiantly buy it even without a review.

Edited by Yung ANcient One

I feel like I need to watch the movie again. Maybe I can spot a few things I missed.

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Posted by Decoy Elite

Never heard of it, might check it out now.