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Movie Breakdown: Cloud Atlas

October 4, 2012

Film

People are doing traditional-style reviews all over the web, so we decided to try something different.  In each “breakdown” we’ll take a look at what a film’s marketing led us to believe, how the movie actually played, and then what we learned from it all.  Read on!

The Impression:

The Wachowskis and Tom Twyker team up to direct a big screen adaptation of the supposedly really difficult to adapt Cloud Atlas.

The Reality:

Cloud Atlas is one of the year’s best films.  It’s an epic, wonderfully adventurous effort that challenges you with a multitude of intertwined stories and themes.  To be honest, I’m honestly not even sure how the Wachowskis and Tom Twyker pulled it off without destroying half the world out of mind melting frustration.  What an incredible effort by them.

Anyhow, the point is I really can’t recommend Clout Atlas enough.  It certainly isn’t for everyone, but those of you who give it a real shot will find a movie that wants to wow you in a way that nothing else has in a long time.  Also, if anything, at least see it because it’s the most inspired work by both Tom Hanks and Halle Berry in years.

The Lesson:

The right people can adapt anything.

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