A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future., 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 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. Based on the award winning novel by David Mitchell. Directed by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis.
Cloud Atlas is an incredible film. Yet, overall reaction to this unique film was perplexing. It was just not marketed well and that is the only reason I see that it remind out of the psyche of the film-going public. That is a shame. Should I have turned left instead of right? And what would have happened in each case if I had? That is sort of the premise of this film. Are seemingly unrelated events connected or affected by each other? Perhaps so. Yes, perhaps. As the separate stories unwind, their integration into some sort of cohesive metaphysical time and space continuum is suggested. This is a captivating film and riveting in the way it challenges the viewer to feel, to think to imagine.
Great storytelling and one the most interesting movies of 2012. I think the directors did a fantastic job of weaving these stories together, as well as capturing and sustaining interest throughout. It was long, but I didn't feel it. It was visually beautiful with stunning action sequences and the score was perfect!