Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Cloud Atlas -- Film Review

Cloud Atlas
Release Date: December 5,2012
Starring: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, Jim Sturgees, Hugo Weaving
Directed by: Tom Twyker, Andy Wachoswki and Lana Wachowski

"Beautiful yet sadly sloppy, A wonder for the eye, yet a nuisance to the ear"

Most people regarded David Mitchell's 2004 sprawling novel 'Cloud Atlas'  was unfilmable and it has six different stories each set in a different time period, slotted into a different genre, and each a variation of horrible story telling.

Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Each member of the ensemble appears in multiple roles as the stories move through time.

This has to be one of the worst movies i have seen on my whole entire life, It collapses rapidly under it's own pretension and ambition, the film is a jumbled mess of six stories with no depth or purpose, Casually it was amazing but storywise, way to confusing and ultimately a mess of colossal proportions.

Incredibly long and intricate, this epic story might prove to be too much for the casual viewer yet a very ambitious and daring and well acted movie but unnecessarily overlong, and the overall structure of the movie was confuaed, Arguably the most "ambitous film ever" made.

An ambitious failure that more bores that dazzles, the six are too simple in themselves to warrant the near 3 hour runtime of the film, and it was really confusing and racially insensitive, If you want to connect dots , test your brain or even test your patience then this dreadful film rightfully fits for you.

Film reviews and News rates this a 0.5/5

1 comment:

  1. I get the movie's "purpose", or so I believe. I also believe that this movie is an exercise in cinema, for both the filmmakers and their audience. It tends to insult your temperance. Luckily, I knew how I shan't give in to that. :) Very honest review... :D I dig, mate.