Since it is Christmas break and nothing but reruns are on, hubby and I are catching up on movies. One of these movies is Cloud Atlas. And at 3 hours long, a seemingly convoluted plot, and hideous makeup, I can’t say that I was stoked to watch it. But, as what usually happens when hubby makes me watch something new, I LOVED it. It’s like watching 5 movies in one. It’s lofty and overly ambitious. I had to show patience with the direction that the film took. But I am so glad that I did. It has soul. This story of various characters (played by Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Sturgess, and Jim Broadbent just to name a few) connecting over the past, present, and future, wants to change the world. That is the best way I can describe it.
Here’s the trailer for Cloud Atlas that was released by the Wachowski siblings in October of 2012. And if you know anything about them, you know they are faithful to the mantra, “Go big or go home.”
Happy New Year!