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Cloud Atlas

05 Sep

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An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution. (IMDb)

I thought this was absolutely fascinating. On it’s own, each of these six storylines could be its own, ¬†completely disconnected movie and for the first half hour, it feels like they are. But, as it goes on, its up to the viewer to pinpoint how everything fits together. It requires you to be a really active viewer, which I love. It’s also fun to try and spot the ensemble cast in the different time periods. On that note, the prosthetic/makeup work is fantastic. There was at least one character per actor that I had absolutely no idea it was them. Except for Tom Hanks. But I think you were supposed to recognize him every time. The visual aspect is wonderful to watch, especially the 2144 sequence. My only complaints are that it felt just a little too long, and in the last sequence (like 106 or whatever it was supposed to be) they had their own vernacular/way of speaking, and I only really caught about half-3/4 of what was really going on. Nevertheless, this is really fascinating and worth the watch if you have the time.

8.5/10

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