Thursday, November 29, 2012
#MovieReview - Cloud Atlas
So, depending on your religious beliefs, you may or may not like Cloud Atlas.
I haven't read the book, but couldn't wait to see this movie. I wanted to see how someone would treat the idea of multiple lives and how they intersect over time be good or bad.
Also, I love the idea of how the same people continue to crossover each other's lives again and again.
The movie begins so slowly that it was a bit painful. But, we understand that they needed time to set up each character's timeline. They needed to be able to make sure the movie watcher was well-rooted to each individual character before they started twisting them all into one.
I enjoyed the movie, but as I said, it begins slow. Without giving away too much, the futuristic characters sounded a bit live historic slaves. I found that odd for so many different reasons. It will take a minute before you get comfortable with their language. But, its easy enough to catch on after you hear it a few times.
The amount of roles each actor plays is absolutely amazing. You miss many of them. At least, I did. Women play men, men play women.
But, connecting the dots is half of the fun of watching the movie. You want to see how much of a role they play in each other's lives. And sometimes, it's just a brief moment that's never even noticed.
I enjoyed the movie, and I think if you have an open mind to reincarnation, you will, too. But, don't leave at the very end. Just in case you missed something, you will get to have a few questions answered.