Movie review: Cloud Atlas

Today’s blog is a movie review of the science fiction film ‘Cloud Atlas’ which is currently playing at major cinemas.

If there was one word I would use to describe this film it would have to be: Epic.

From concept to visuals to soundtrack – this is certainly one of the most ambitious films I’ve seen in a while.

Cloud Atlas was directed and produced by the Wachowski siblings (The Matrix trilogy) as well as Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) and they directed separate sections concurrently with separate film crews.

Although early user reviews of this film described confusion as the multi-characters and time periods were introduced, I found that each of the storylines was well drawn and I was impressed by the range of the actors (Tom Hanks has redeemed himself).

It received a ten minute standing ovation at its’ premiere at the Toronto Film Festival but I believe that this will be a polarising film that you will either love or hate.

I’ve included the extended trailer for you to get a feel for the movie.

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