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'Cloud Atlas' a brilliant scifi fantasy love story spanning 500 years

A 2012 film directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer

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  • Dec 4, 2012
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I thought that was a fitting name to this review since I haven't written in awhile and I miss you guys! Plus, it has to do with this fantastic movie about intersecting life paths, deja vu, and how even your smallest decisions affect the world at large.



The other day, F and I headed to a movie. He had wanted to see Cloud Atlas for a while, and having no memory of what it was about, I agreed. I'm so glad that I did. I loved this movie. It's one of those that keeps you on the edge of your seat, constantly trying to guess what's going to happen next. It's also one of those that keeps you talking, even after the last credit has rolled and the theater lights have been up for quite a while with the ushers giving you the eye. I'm not going to add any spoilers here because you just need to go see this movie, like yesterday, but I will breakdown the different aspects that stood out to me.

Acting: With only about 15 actors and 75 roles, the actors played multiple roles. Not only did they play multiple roles, but they played them incredibly. It is no small feat to conquer a role believably, it is a tremendous conquest to tackle multiple roles and play them without a trace of the other characters bleeding through. Of course, you know that Tom Hanks is amazing, but Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, and Doona Bae don't give up their spotlights easily or readily.

Make-Up: If this movie doesn't get an Oscar for make-up, I give up. It was quite a bit of fun to match the characters to the actors as the credits rolled on. I was fooled by a couple, which says a lot about how truly talented the make-up team was on this film.

Story: There were multiple plots going on at the same time. If you don't like that sort of thing, you may want to pass on this movie. I happen to love that sort of thing and didn't find it too difficult to keep up. That's about as much as I can say without giving anything away!

Go see this movie. It will inspire a great conversation with those that have seen it or those that have any interest in how the smallest of actions can have the biggest impacts.

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December 04, 2012
Welcome back! I've missed reading your work. I've been a little iffy about whether or not to see this.
December 07, 2012
Awwww thanks! It's been too long. How have you been? This is a good one. Well, if you like movies that will keep you on the edge of your seat and keep you talking afterwards, definitely see this one. It's one of the best I've seen in a long time...
 
December 04, 2012
you know, Sam, I've been meaning to see this, but lately my brain have been exhausted and I need to be in the groove to see a 2 1/2 plus movie. However, I think I may go for this one this weekend since there is nothing good playing.... nice review and thanks for sharing!
December 07, 2012
Definitely see it and let me know what you think of it!
 
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review by . October 25, 2012
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'Cloud Atlas' a brilliant, scifi, fantasy love story, spanning 500 years (video)
By Joan Alperin Schwartz   'Cloud Atlas' is a film that some people, like myself, will find absolutely brilliant, while others, like John (the other half of 'Two Jews On Film') will feel just the opposite.                                                &nbs …
review by . December 17, 2012
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      I left two times the movie theater knowing that I saw something special, knowing that I witnessed not only a march towards freedom but also towards a better understanding of faith and how that works in the context of evolution. I noticed that everyone is talking about how important is the concept of freedom in this film and to a certain degree I fully agree. There is one small window though that I think a lot of people are missing. The fact that even if the present or the …
Quick Tip by . May 05, 2013
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It was on the plane and I switched the channel before the entire movie could developed further as there were just too many good movies this month on the flight!!! Slow start and I think it's probably best watched in the cinema!!!
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