This is a pretty damn stupid movie. The main idea behind it all is perfectly sound and a perfectly good sci-fi concept but the execution at a writing level is just awful.
That sentient arm... WTF?
I love the film, I really like it's voice and how angrily it works as a summation of the current mass depression we all suffer regarding the state of all things. People in this speak home truths, about a lot of things.
Mildred's scathing analogy to the priest is probably my favourite scene in a film for a long while.
My only real issue, and why it's missing a star, is that much of the stuff dealing with the police…
Unfilmable my ass.
Zack Snyder has created a magnificent movie that absolutely got it right. It's a grand film on a large scale with big ideas and more style than most summer films put together.
I'd recommend repeat viewings before anyone dismissed this as anything but an exceptional film. There is a wealth of material in its 3 hour runtime and a story so dense and intricately woven that it demands to be absorbed fully.
This is a film made…
First they revolutionised the action movie for an entire generation.
Then they made a live action cartoon and redefined the limits of audio visual filmmaking.
For their hattrick the Wachowskis decided to turn their attention to the fundamental's of cinema and proved there is no limit to story telling if you simply dare to try.
Audacious in its aspiration and outstanding in its execution Cloud Atlas is a film to take a moment to stand back and marvel at.
And if that doesn't float your boat then simply watch and have fun picking out all the characters each actor plays.