Went to the local theater to see it for the first time during its 40th anniversary, 4K restoration tour. I do not understand the hype at all - the sound overdubbing really took away from the flow of the film, the horror aspect was laughable, and the plot holes made it boring. The set design is amazing, but that doesn't make up for the poor cinematography.
There is no other film that embraces the diversity of human experience like Cloud Atlas. It is very rare to see a film that can pass not only The Bechdel Test, but the Russo Test (LGBT) and Johnson Test (people of color), as well. I rarely see films in the theater more than once, but due to the theme, pace, and thrill of the film, I told as many friends as I could to come see it with me a…