Thursday, October 25, 2012

Cloud Atlas

What I liked:

  • The hair, makeup, costume design, and special effects teams that it took to make this group of actors into multiple characters is Oscar worthy.
  • It's fun to try to figure out which actor is playing which characters.  Some are pretty obvious and some are harder to spot.
  • Fine acting by all: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, Keith David, James D'Arcy, Xun Zhou, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant.
  • Most of the stories had interesting lessons and food for thought.
  • I thought it was pretty easy to follow the stories...just give yourself the first 30 minutes to get use to it all.

What I didn't like:
  • The most futuristic story line was the worst.  Their language was annoying.
  • I expected the Cloud Atlas arrangement to be more predominant throughout the stories.
  • It's 3 hours long.

Grade: B+  

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