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New Wachowski Bros Movie: Cloud Atlas

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I appreciate the grand scope of what was trying to be accomplished and it was interesting. The coherence was lacking and I must have been too distracted at the need to have the same actors in horrible make up as other characters in the intertwIning stories. I understand why each actor was playing the timelined characters that are related but seeing a British dude try to look like an asian or Mr.Smith from the Matrix as a giant woman just made it a bit hard to watch.

The move is structured and paced as if I was to explain to someone the plots of The Red Violin, Blade Runner, The Matrix, Conan The Barbarian, Silkwood, Amistad and the Clumps(Eddie Murphy playing multiple characters) on 10 hits of acid. Or so I think it would sound like that as I have only heard second hand how Acid gives you a short attention span where you think you are spouting brilliant monolouges but saying incoherent babble. ...so I have heard.

you have add don't you? I've only watched it once, broke in two halves when watching it though and felt like I understood exactly what was going on throughout the movie, I know you may not like some of the character makeup for different characters but I felt like I understood it all the way they had to do that as well for the story.

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you have add don't you? I've only watched it once, broke in two halves when watching it though and felt like I understood exactly what was going on throughout the movie, I know you may not like some of the character makeup for different characters but I felt like I understood it all the way they had to do that as well for the story.

I do have ADD...but I can follow Inception or Memento with ease. I think I just did not care to follow some of the stories..so when it came back to something I was interested in I just kinda checked out.

It reminded me of another epic type movie by Darrin Arnofsky: The Fountain

Both are interesting movies that I think miss the mark a bit but I love the idea and effort.

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I saw this movie when it first came out and I was trying to kill some time.  I knew absolutely nothing about it other than the fact that Tom Hanks played six different characters and had a weird tattoo on his face.  I had no idea what I was about to experience.  At the forty-five minute mark I was ready to give up.  Nothing made any sense and I was bored.  By the end of the movie it was one of the three greatest movie going experiences of my life and one that I had to repeat.  It is very rare that a movie can completely suck me in the way it did.  I own the BluRay and have seen the film 12-15 times now, and I still pick up on things that I did not notice in the past.

 

I am a pretty big film fan and have easily seen 2000 films over the course of my life (although admittedly there are some stretches from the past where I am missing some of the good ones).  This is in my all-time Top 10, and in my opinion is the second greatest film made in my lifetime.  I have been very disappoint in film over the past dozen years and for the most part have accepted that TV is the place to go for greatest at the moment.  Most in Hollywood are too scared to take the chances necessary to accomplish something great.  Cloud Atlas proved that is was still possible however.  I love everything about it and actually will catch myself humming the score from time to time.  This is without a doubt a film that stays with you (at least it did for me), and I wish more people would/will give it a chance.

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