Sunday, 10 February 2013

film review: cloud atlas

Hi guys, hope your having a lovely weekend. What have you been up to? We were lucky enough to see a free advance screening of the movie Cloud Atlas. This is our review of the movie.

Official Synopsis:
An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution. 

Genre: 
Science Fiction

Starring: 
Tom Hanks
Halle Berry
Hugo Weaving
Ban Whishaw
Susan Sarandon
Jim Broadbent
Hugh Grant
James D'Arcy
Jim Sturgess

Official Site: 
http://cloudatlas.warnerbros.com/ 

Thoughts:
Without giving too much away the film jumps between six interconnecting stories. The stories are all set in different time periods, 1849, 1936, 1973, 2012, 2144, 106 winters after 'The Fall' (post-apocalypse).  Within each individual story each actor takes on a role, representing the movement of a soul from one time period to the next, in the overall plot.

Interestingly the story is adapted and directed by the the same people that brought us The Matrix. The film seems to be a combination of everything, drama, action, romance, conspiracy theories, and even a little bit of comedy.

First of all we just have to say that the acting, costumes and make up in this film are all without fault, if it wasn't for the credits at the end showing us the all the different roles each actor played we would not have recognised some of them.

Secondly this is one of the longest English films we've seen. The running time is 172mins, nearly three whole hours. However to be honest the time flew by and we didn't realise until afterwards how long we had been sitting there for.

To conclude Cloud Atlas is an interesting and thought provoking film, even after we've left the cinema, we're still thinking about the different stories and the links between them, and the pieces that bring them together. So whilst we ponder about it some more, we'll leave you with the trailer and then you can decide for yourself whether it captures your interest enough to go and watch.

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars 

Trailer:



The UK release date for Cloud Atlas is 22nd February 2013. (Was released in North America Oct 2012)

Are you planing to see this movie? If you've already seen it what are your thoughts? 

We would be interested to know if anyone has read the book and your thoughts on the movie adaptation? 

Sita & Radha xoxo

Disclaimer: All opinions are honest and our own. 

15 comments:

  1. Wow 3 hours? It better be good cause I want to see it! Thanks for sharing <3


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  4. didn't see the movie yet but it seems interesting!

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  5. seems very interesting!
    id probably go see it, i love films like this.


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  6. still haven't seen it! must try:) thank you so much for your happy birthday comment dear:)) it means a lot to me:)) keep in touch:)) happy week!

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  7. Oh fantastic review. I've been curious about this move!!!
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  8. nice post!

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  9. Sounds nice for a very lazy day, such a long movie! Thanks for the hint!
    And thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog!

    Love,
    Jolien

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  10. Beautiful movie I really enjoyed it.

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