Cloud Atlas, anyone seen it?

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    Nov 04, 2012 4:31 PM GMT
    Can we talk about it, cuz i'm still kinda mind blown and confused haha. Anyways I guess I'd just like to know who has seen it and what your thoughts where?
  • TheBizMan

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    Nov 04, 2012 4:51 PM GMT
    I thought it was well put together, ESPECIALLY for an independent movie. While it was good, it could have been better. Some of the storylines seemed a little off kilter to the overall theme of the movie and this made it difficult at times to weave together the intricate sub-themes and tie it all back together.

    My favorite storylines were the composition of cloud atlas, the gay love story was sooo effing endearing and moving. I also lovedd the futuristic Neo-soul storyline as well.

    I enjoyed the others but those 2 stood out. This is a type of movie that my film critic friend told me is much better seen twice. You pick up on a lot of little things you missed the first time through the lengthy 3 hour feature.
  • TheBizMan

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    Nov 04, 2012 5:00 PM GMT
    The official synopsis for Cloud Atlas describes the film as:
    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
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    Nov 04, 2012 11:53 PM GMT
    Yea I actually agree with you 100%! My favorite story lines were also the gay love story, and the neo soul one... I dont know what it was about the Asian actress but I loved her in it! I also liked the one after the fall of civilization because I thought it was interesting... They were all actually really good the only one I didn't really understand too well on how it connected was the crazy old man storyline. It was an awesome movie tho, didn't feel 3 hours at all.
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    Nov 05, 2012 3:53 AM GMT
    Alejandro12 saidYea I actually agree with you 100%! My favorite story lines were also the gay love story, and the neo soul one... I dont know what it was about the Asian actress but I loved her in it! I also liked the one after the fall of civilization because I thought it was interesting... They were all actually really good the only one I didn't really understand too well on how it connected was the crazy old man storyline. It was an awesome movie tho, didn't feel 3 hours at all.


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  • Lincsbear

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    Nov 05, 2012 3:02 PM GMT
    I`ve read the novel, so it`ll be interesting to see what the film is like.
  • TheBizMan

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    Nov 05, 2012 9:48 PM GMT
    Lincsbear saidI`ve read the novel, so it`ll be interesting to see what the film is like.

    Somewhat different, but the core of the story is still there.
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    Nov 05, 2012 9:50 PM GMT
    I liked it. It was very weird. Its full of symbolism! Its one of those movies that every time you watch it, you will pick up some small things and go "OH THAT MAKES SENSE".

    Defiantly go see it!
  • TheAlchemixt

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    Nov 05, 2012 10:37 PM GMT
    I read the book, I have yet to watch the movie but I will. The book is great!
  • billbos

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    Nov 06, 2012 1:50 AM GMT
    I saw it today and I think I loved it! I can't stop thinking about it. There is a lot to absorb, but it totally kept my interest for 3 hours, and that alone is the sign of a good movie. I don't think the overall messages of are overly complicated but that they were able to weave together 6 different story lines, in 6 different time settings, is pretty ambitious and they totally pulled it off.
    I didn't read the book, but I did read a number of articles on how the Wachowski's and Tom Tykwer were trying to develop the movie and it seemed like a nearly impossible undertaking. I would like to talk to somebody who read it and see how the movie holds up.