One of the things that I love about the Wachowskis as filmmakers is how divisive their movies can be among audiences.
It shows that they are not just making movies to bring in money– they do it because they have a love for it. They enjoy taking on impossible projects that most writers and directors would shy away from.
“Cloud Atlas” is their most recent film and it may arguably be the best movie that has come out this year.
“Cloud Atlas” is made of six stories spread out over the course of around a thousand years. The reason this movie may be so intriguing among moviegoers has a lot to do with how the movie has been put together. The way that this movie edits each scene is the best I have ever seen in a movie. Its ability to move from story to story works incredibly well.
The biggest thing I was afraid of in the beginning was getting lost in the different plots and keeping up with all the characters.
I don’t have a lot to complain about. “Cloud Atlas” runs nearly three hours, but that is becoming more and more the norm for movies now.
Some of the stories may stand out more than others and some of the actors take on roles of other ethnic races. It can seem odd, but it doesn’t take away from the overall movie.
The acting was nothing less than phenomenal. Tom Hanks, Jim Sturgess, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent and Hugo Weaving are a handful of the great actors in this movie.
The thing that really helps this movie stand apart from most is the way each actor shows up in one way or another in different time periods.
“Cloud Atlas” should not be missed. The movie does so much right which makes it epic in every way. It proves to me that there are still people in Hollywood that know what they are doing and are willing to take risks in order to be creative.
It has been a long time since I’ve enjoyed a movie as much as “Cloud Atlas”. It’s different, fun and engaging.
Don’t miss this– it is bound to be a classic.