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UPDATED WITH GLORIOUS HD!! Behold The Stunning 5 Minute International Trailer For CLOUD ATLAS, From Tykwer & the Wachowskis!!

 

HD versions are now HERE at Apple, along with a fun reel offering insight from directors Andy and Lana Wachowski and Tom Tykwer...

 

 

A beautiful five minute International trailer for CLOUD ATLAS has found its way to The Net via FirstShowingMtime, and JoBlo

 

Say what you will about the Wachowskis - this is one of the damnedest spots I've seen in some time, and has effectively shifted my interest in the project from interested-but-ambivalent to wholly curious and tremendously excited.  Want. More. Now. 

Based on a novel by David Mitchell, CLOUD ATLAS is due in theaters late October.  

We should be getting an officialer, HD version of this 'round midday via iTunes.  

 

 

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  • July 26, 2012, 7:23 a.m. CST

    I"ll wait for the HD version

    by ATARI

  • July 26, 2012, 7:27 a.m. CST

    THAT WAS EPIC!

    by lotor666

  • July 26, 2012, 7:27 a.m. CST

    I'll wait for the Blu Ray

    by donkey_lasher

    Kidding.

  • July 26, 2012, 7:29 a.m. CST

    What is this, I dont even...

    by NathanGrey

  • July 26, 2012, 7:30 a.m. CST

    too much going on with plenty of style over substance.

    by kingoflight

  • July 26, 2012, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Whoa

    by thefoggiest

    Like Keanu Reeves' whoa

  • July 26, 2012, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Why is Terrence Malick directing so many films these days?

    by thefastestprofessoralive

    First Man of Steel and now Cloud Atlas!

  • July 26, 2012, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Waiting for HD trailer.. Wachowskis have my number!

    by Autodidact

  • July 26, 2012, 7:34 a.m. CST

    who wouldn't fall in love with halle?

    by nametaken

  • July 26, 2012, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Every Corny Music Cue in the Business

    by Aquatarkusman

    I loved how all the stories came to life from the book (and were instantly recognizable), but god help me if that sub-Terrence Malick Hallmark narration accompanied by tinkling piano or Ladysmith Black Mambazo pervades the whole fucking film.

  • July 26, 2012, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Looks like about 5 movies cut together!

    by Erik_Richmond

    This looks crazy. Love a lot of the people involved but could be very confused. I'm getting a 2046 meets THE FOUNTAIN vibe...

  • July 26, 2012, 7:36 a.m. CST

    the mind boggles

    by gerry derboven

    It's like i just watched a trailer made up of trailers from three or four different films. Deeply confusing. I don't know if i'm excited for this or not. The Wachowskis can get a bit too philosophical (i.e. Matrix Revolutions) and this seems pretty heavy handed but what a beautiful talented line up! Paint me curious!

  • July 26, 2012, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Do I really even need to watch the movie now?

    by J

    Wait! Don't go yet! Look this is all awesome! See?! There and that! Wait! I'll show more! Please watch our movie! I used to have a penis!

  • July 26, 2012, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Needs more clothes blowing on a clothes line

    by NathanGrey

  • July 26, 2012, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Looks...Something.

    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    Aranofsky's "The Fountain", but on a much larger scale. We will see....

  • July 26, 2012, 7:44 a.m. CST

    I made it through 1/3 of that

    by Rupee88

    Yeah why do I want to watch the entire movie in condensed form. I'd rather just wait to check out the critical consensus and then download at some point. It looks too pretentious to sit through at the theater for sure.

  • July 26, 2012, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Not sure why I typed Lot's...

    by J

  • July 26, 2012, 7:54 a.m. CST

    That was stunning! I have no idea what the fuck is going on...

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    but it sure looks purdy. Looking forward to seeing Hugh grant as a futuristic cannibal barbarian.

  • July 26, 2012, 7:59 a.m. CST

    How long is that movie going to be? That thing looks massive

    by Wcwlkr

    I really had no desire to see it, but that at least has me a bit intrigued. But it does make me a little leery, even though they're promoting connection. I see a very convoluted disconnected story potential there. It definitely looks it's swinging for the fences in regards to hitting an epic.

  • People who read it aren't allowed to answer. Recognizing a plot you already know isn't different than gleaning a plot from that.

  • July 26, 2012, 8:07 a.m. CST

    10 minutes of a pompous, overstuffed, new-agey dialouge...

    by jimmy_009

    We're all connected! Our lives cross! We birth the future! etc. etc. Couldn't even watch the whole thing. Looks like a wannabe "The Fountain." Pass.

  • July 26, 2012, 8:13 a.m. CST

    A case for reincarnation? Maybe I read this novel.

    by impossibledreamers

    I glanced at a synopsis of the book and it's intriguing.

  • July 26, 2012, 8:22 a.m. CST

    More Gnostic theology from the guys that brought you the Matrix Revolutions

    by KoolerThanJesus

  • July 26, 2012, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Highly Intrigued

    by mukhtabi

    I've never heard of the book before the movie news bits, but this looks FASCINATING. I especially enjoy the Korea bits.

  • July 26, 2012, 8:34 a.m. CST

    I feel that this movie will suck today. And

    by caprica

    tomorrow it will still suck.

  • July 26, 2012, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Lana Wachowski?

    by wadi77

  • July 26, 2012, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Ambitious, but not as we know it...

    by Darkness

    This is going to be a hard sell. Looks more like Tykwer in the first part, then the Wachowski's in the second. It's funny how they keep the Wachowski's apart as single credits, rather than The Wachowski's. Not sure about this one, but will probably give it a try. Any film which shows Hugh Grant playing against type as a serial rapist gets my full attention.

  • July 26, 2012, 8:42 a.m. CST

    wadi77

    by Merrick

    'Lana' = Larry.

  • July 26, 2012, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Looked stupid

    by theblackvegtable

    Yeah I said it

  • July 26, 2012, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Merrick

    by wadi77

    Thanks, I just googled it. I never knew about this. Well, no comment on that subject. But the movie looks epic & beautiful. With 165 minutes running time, 3 directors it's their biggest project yet.

  • July 26, 2012, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Based on the book

    by Marvin

    Trailer looks like a commercial for people with ADD. Read about the book here: http://www.amazon.com/Cloud-Atlas-Novel-David-Mitchell/dp/0375507256/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343311680&sr=8-1&keywords=cloud+atlas

  • Awesome looking movie though! God, I hope it's as profound as it seems. I hate it when something comes up that looks like it's going to be revelatory and ends up lame.

  • July 26, 2012, 9:20 a.m. CST

    More like...

    by Billy

    'Lana' 8==D Larry minus the 8==D

  • July 26, 2012, 9:22 a.m. CST

    @jimmy_009

    by Splinter76

    I completely agree. I'll pass on this one.

  • July 26, 2012, 9:26 a.m. CST

    I'll definitely check this one out

    by lv_426

    The premise intrigues me, plus I like The Matrix Trilogy and Bound, so I gotta see what those Wachowskis are up to. Tom Tykwer is awesome as well. Run Lola Run, The Princess and the Warrior, and Perfume were all excellent. Darn it, I still need to see The International. It is also fun to see Hanks getting into some big sci-fi/epic stuff. He did that science fiction web series, and now he's in a big crazy epic and ambitious film that spans a large timescale, and appears to be playing a scientist type. I don't know if most of you guys were aware, but Hanks also wanted to adapt Arthur C. Clarke's novel 3001. Tom Hanks should team up with Morgan Freeman and get that Rendezvous With Rama movie going.

  • Weird visuals and WAY too much CG, but I hope it turns out to be a good flick for those that like that type of movie.

  • July 26, 2012, 9:28 a.m. CST

    WAY too long and WAY too revealing

    by Ricardo

    One of the worst trailers I've seen. Looks like they threw it all into Premiere Pro and decided to trim clips randomly.

  • July 26, 2012, 9:29 a.m. CST

    So this is The Fountain with a dash of the Adjustment Bureau

    by quicksilver80

    And sprinkled throughout with a bit of The Longest Journey

  • July 26, 2012, 9:34 a.m. CST

    I see Lana got first billing of the 3 directors...

    by martinprince

    Ladies first, I guess.

  • July 26, 2012, 9:34 a.m. CST

    This could be the best Terence Malik film yet people!!!

    by Dogmatic

  • July 26, 2012, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Talkbackers comparing to Malick...

    by martinprince

    Folks comparing this trailer and the Sooperman teaser to Terrence Malick are insulting Malick and overall sound ignorant.

  • July 26, 2012, 9:47 a.m. CST

    So I read this book a few months ago...

    by illyGraham

    Amazing book, I really loved it. It's very "literary", not at all "mainstream" or "beach read page turner" which parts of this trailer seem to feel like. I mean, all that stuff is in the book, but the tone of this trailer isn't really what I remember feeling as I read the book, even the futuristic action-y parts...that said, this movie looks fantastic and I really can't wait for it...most of you douchey kids, however, wouldn't be able to make it past the first section of this book. It has big words.

  • July 26, 2012, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Quick reminder of the excellence of David Mitchell is

    by in6087

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q5Roqrmblg&feature=share

  • July 26, 2012, 9:56 a.m. CST

    The reason it looks like 4 different movies is [SPOILER]

    by Ben Jarvis

    because it's a story within a story within a story, etc., etc. A friend told me the first part which is set in the earliest time turns out to be a story read by someone in the second part which is actually a story being written by someone in the third part, and so on and so on. And every time it shifts forward in time from the past to the present to the future. And then to end, it somehow reverses backwards through the levels of stories to tie up all the narratives and then ends.

  • July 26, 2012, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Lots of terrific trailers for terrible movies

    by quentintarantado

    'The Cell', 'Matrix Reloaded' trailers are two that come into mind. However, 'The Fall' trailer looked great and the movie was great too! Definitely the trailer is intriguing. I hope the movie lives up to what the trailer promises.

  • July 26, 2012, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Still no idea

    by Shane

    There's not many movies where you could watch 5 minute trailer for and still have no idea what's going on

  • July 26, 2012, 10:03 a.m. CST

    @in6087

    by gerry derboven

    I sincerely hope that you are joking. In the off-chance that you're not: it's not this david mitchell that wrote the book.

  • July 26, 2012, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Who THE HELL cares about Cloud Atlas...

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    ...when AVATAR 2 will make sweet love to our eyeballs in 2014?

  • July 26, 2012, 10:20 a.m. CST

    HA!

    by Billy

  • July 26, 2012, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Intercutting storylines?

    by mascan42

    As opposed to the book, where half of each story was told before being interrupted, and then finished later on, this looks like it'll be edited so the stories switch back and forth to accentuate the parallels in the narrative.

  • Really, this style of trailer where they rapid-fire dozens of shots of completely different scenes in quick succession, giving you no choice to see more than you want to see, is getting annoying. You don't get a sense of the overall plot, but you get the "wow" moments of about a dozen scenes - unexpected things happening, "what do they do next?" moments spoiled, major things happening to major characters... It's exciting, but the problem is, it's stealing that excitement from the film. It's pillaging the emotional power of things that should be special moments in the film and piling them up in a desperate effort to grab attention. It's like someone proposing to you with a diamond ring and string quartet on your first date. You don't want all the magic moments dumped in your lap without the right context before you've even gotten to know the story! Old trailers seem slow and clunky in comparison, but I'll take that any time over this show-as-much-as-possible route.

  • July 26, 2012, 10:28 a.m. CST

    I have already seen "Cloud Atlas"

    by Arcangel2020

    "Say what you will about the Watchowskis..." Ok, well here goes.... Other than making an incredibly brilliant film at the end of the 20th Century...that being "The Matrix"...the Watchowskis have had a horrifically bad and utterly disappointing film making career! Both Matrix film sequels were wretchedly bad, so much so that not even Monica Berlucchi in all her Italian Goddess hotness could redeem the films...in fact I was hoping the Watchowski Brothers would make a 4th Matrix film and call it "Matrix IV: The Refund and we (The Watchowski Brothers) are sorry to you the fans of the first Matrix film for ripping you off and disappointing you so badly" Then the Watchowskis followed up with the "Speed Racer" live action film...visually, it was a stunning piece of work...but the film was not that good...still..it was better than the two Matrix sequels!! As far as this 5 minute long trailer is concerned and the trepidation I have about ever seeing another Watchowski film in the theater? And as with so many films that get released now a days where the trailers sucker you into thinking "Whoa! I want to check this one out" only to end up getting ripped off by a shitty film when you see it in the Theater and shell out $9...it seems to me that all the best parts of "Cloud Atlas" are in this trailer and that the rest of the film is going to be one long epic and major failure.

  • July 26, 2012, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Remaking The Fountain already?

    by Jimbobsq

    Also, The Fountain was a steaming pile of shit. I was all excited about it after reading raves on this site. I want my two hours back.

  • July 26, 2012, 10:31 a.m. CST

    That looks very intriguing

    by MainMan2001

    nice. can't wait to see it.

  • July 26, 2012, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Holy Crap!

    by Elcabio

    What the hell was that I just watched? I tried to stop watching the trailer so it wouldn't spoil the movie but I couldn't. 3/4 of the way through, the trailer it had me crying. What sort of wizardry is this?

  • July 26, 2012, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Malick, really?

    by brad negrotto

    Do you people even watch films, or do you just jump on the first bandwagon that passes on by?

  • July 26, 2012, 11:08 a.m. CST

    @palefire

    by bs9999

    This is more watchable than a Malick flick. Have you seen Tree of Life? wtf was that shit. And this Cloud Atlas is complete shit. But again, more watchable than Malick.

  • July 26, 2012, 11:12 a.m. CST

    I'm interested. May have to read the book.

    by K-Gin

  • July 26, 2012, 11:20 a.m. CST

    It's art for art's sake

    by Ray Tchoulakian

    I get the feeling that the narrative structure of the film is designed solely to serve itself, much like how The English Patient was essentially one big circle. I don't see how passing a story down from one time period to another could be interesting for too long, and I have to believe this film would have to be nearly 3 hours long to adequately cover each time period it touches. Strikes me as another style over substance concept.

  • July 26, 2012, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Dipshits who say they know the plot

    by Wanda Tinasky

    are just that, dipshits. I've read the book twice and I can tell you that there is VERY LITTLE of the MANY plots (a separate plot for each time period) evident in this 5 min trailer. It's got a lot of the theme in it, but almost no plot; learn the difference.

  • July 26, 2012, 11:26 a.m. CST

    This could go either way!

    by D o o d

    I think I'm leaning towards the boring right now but that's only because the trailer was so long and I was bored!

  • July 26, 2012, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Was Skeptical...

    by Ben

    ...when I learned that David Mitchell's book would be adapted into a film with Tom Hanks. Amazing trailer though, very much looking forward to seeing how this turns out.

  • July 26, 2012, 11:42 a.m. CST

    I'm a huge Malick fan but,

    by Clabog592

    I'm not really getting the comparisons to his films at all. This looks like it's own thing. And for that I am very very excited for it. Also, using M83 music = awesome.

  • Like the trailer.

  • July 26, 2012, 11:50 a.m. CST

    I pray this is NOTHING like the Fountain!!!!!!!

    by Wcwlkr

    God I loathe, hate, absolutely despise that mind numbling boring, beyond stupid, nerve grating, and non-sensical movie that was The Fountain. Aronsky made up a bit with The Wrestler & Black Swan but I still curse his name due to that AWFUL film. If this is anything like The Fountain we should all run away.

  • July 26, 2012, 11:51 a.m. CST

    They made me watch the longest, most frustrating ad

    by David Cloverfield

    for ONLINECOUNCELING.COM, and after that I can't even see the trailer. Yes, after that fucking ad makes me kill my family, I will most defenetley need counceling.

  • July 26, 2012, noon CST

    Seems a bit like Sucker Punch ....

    by Tom Fremgen

    Way too much going on to make any sense or be any good.

  • July 26, 2012, 12:07 p.m. CST

    the hobbit gets 2 movies from a short story

    by animas

    this gets 1 movie with enough material to make 6

  • July 26, 2012, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Oh Come ON . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . even in the future there will be one douche who says all Asians all look alike.

  • July 26, 2012, 12:10 p.m. CST

    bs9999

    by brad negrotto

    Yes, I've seen The Tree of Life. What does that have to do with my comment? If you think this looks like TTOL or any other Malick film you need a new pair of eyes, my friend.

  • July 26, 2012, 12:18 p.m. CST

    It's nice to see that the person responsible for...

    by buggerbugger

    ...the comedic old-age make-up in 'J. Edgar' is still finding occasional employment. More movies could do with the unintentional hilarity it inspires. And what's up with Jim Sturgess and funny little wispy moustaches? He always seems to be wearing some fake bumfluff whenever I see him in anything.

  • July 26, 2012, 12:23 p.m. CST

    @animas Good Point

    by Wcwlkr

    But seeing how LoTR made billions it shouldn't be a suprise they'll keep trying to milk that horse. Watch if this makes money I'm sure we'll get Cloud Atlas 2 LOL.

  • After all, the first two didn't work out particularly well for them...

  • July 26, 2012, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Having read the book, let me say...

    by mooseaka

    ... this looks incredible. Gave me goosebumps actually. The book is very good and worth giving a shot before October. On the first read through, it's challenging, frustrating, dry in parts, and perhaps a little unsatisfying because of how it is structured (which I won't spoil, that alone is part of the genius of it) because there isn't a real climax or "ah ha!" moment that neatly ties everything together. On the second read you can really appreciate how good it actually is, because you can really immerse yourself in the "voice" of each character, and you can understand the way things weave together better. I keep going back to it on my e-reader to read a passage here and there. It looks like they have really punched up the action in the Sonmi (future Korea) story, which is fine. It's great in the book, but I have no problem with pumping it up. While I understand why some might compare this to the Fountain based on what is shown here, the two stories have very little in common.

  • July 26, 2012, 12:34 p.m. CST

    that was kinda beautiful...SHOUTOUT TO KEITH DAVID

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    when do you ever see his name being promoted in a movie ESPECIALLY with the likes of Tom Hanks props to the Wachoiakdjbfebfbefqwbhowever you spell their names

  • Gone are the heady days of 1999 when we marveled at The Matrix, the Wachorski's are just more 'coulda been great' with Bryan Singer and M Night Shamalamadingdong. after reading Cloud Atlas and Life of Pi i'll take Ang Lee's movie over this - hopefully Ang will smooth out the crap ending of the book. after being disappointed by the crud this year - john carter, avengers, prometheus, tdkr - after so much hype bring on THE HOBBIT!!!!!!! some minty fresh toothpaste to wash away the bad taste of over hyped bloated superdooperheros. I'm just waiting for Pacific Rim and Godzilla in 2014, excuse my freedom but, FUCK THE REST.

  • July 26, 2012, 12:34 p.m. CST

    also, I cant believe I wanna see this (especially since Halle is in it)

    by yourSTEPDADDY

  • July 26, 2012, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Looks cool...

    by rhizomeman

    I just hope they actually use some of David Mitchell's language. His imagery and adjective/noun combinations are brilliant and is what makes his novels so consistently beautiful to read.

  • July 26, 2012, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Looks intriguing.

    by Chris

  • July 26, 2012, 12:51 p.m. CST

    I keep thinking of Sucker Punch and The Lovely Bones...

    by JIm Tshirt

    Beautiful, well-intended disasters. I'm getting the same vibe from this, but I'll keep an open mind. The visuals are rather striking; sometimes we all forget that there's more to film than the goddamn script.

  • July 26, 2012, 12:54 p.m. CST

    So... Brazil had a threesome with Matrix & Fifth Element?

    by James Robinson

    Looking forward to seeing this.

  • July 26, 2012, 1 p.m. CST

    Looks interesting but...

    by nephilim138

    also looks like it would have to be a 6 hour movie in order to make any real sense, if any.

  • July 26, 2012, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Guys, dont be so shallow...the book is amazing and...

    by jhlusk2

    this looks to be a good adaptation of it. The stories are nested like matrushka dolls. The characters all flow from one story to another in the sens of being the same soul, but some stories are different times, and some are fictional within the world of the other story. It is a beautiful book with action, plot, suspense, comedy and depth that I do not expect most of you to appreciate. Who knows how the movie turns out, but it looks pretty faithful to the book from that

  • July 26, 2012, 1:16 p.m. CST

    but why was halle trying to steer her car?

    by yourSTEPDADDY

  • July 26, 2012, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Meh. I'm really quite tired of the "everything is connected" cliché.

    by Royston Lodge

  • July 26, 2012, 1:28 p.m. CST

    John Carter reboot starring Tom Hanks?

    by Ozman X

    Since the Wachowski's are involved it looks to be going that route.

  • July 26, 2012, 1:35 p.m. CST

    I remember enoying the book

    by cosmic_dolphin

    But it didn't really stay with me, I seem to remember thinking it would be hard to make into a movie because of how the narrative is structured. i.e. it doesn't lend itself to meet the expectations of a typical moviegoer. Be interesting to if they were brave enough to stick with the book closely or do the typical hollywood thing of trying to bend the material to fit.

  • July 26, 2012, 1:38 p.m. CST

    What´s more important....your genitals or clean teeth?

    by IKilledSuperman

    For Larry it was the genitals, obviously. What a freak..

  • July 26, 2012, 1:38 p.m. CST

    I wish Speed Racer got more praise.

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    Not only was it a visual feast, but it was one of the best kids movies to come out in ages.

  • July 26, 2012, 1:43 p.m. CST

    speed racer was good

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    and I watched it out of boredom, while I was thinking the Wackdjhvbdjbsbfdw were a bunch of hacks who stole scripts from people... I dunno if my opinion of them changed, but Speed Racer was good

  • July 26, 2012, 1:44 p.m. CST

    How can you not be interested in this?

    by Jay

    It may very well turn out to be a jumbled mess, but boy does it look interesting. I'm there based on this trailer.

  • July 26, 2012, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon, a transexual producer...

    by 9000rpm

    ...and the director of one of the worst movies ever Run Lola Run together on a ship called Cloud Atlas that's taking on water. What do you do? All torpedoes away!

  • July 26, 2012, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Sorry, but TH is ridiculous in that wig

    by catlettuce4

  • July 26, 2012, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Also, is 'Malick-like' the new 'Kubrick-like'?

    by Jay

    For a while every trailer was "Kubrick-like". Now it seems everything is proclaimed "Malick-like". I share the sentiments of another poster. "Do you guys even watch movies?" You guys sound as dumb as Harry when he says "that's not Batman!"

  • July 26, 2012, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Good for Lana.

    by Grasscutter

    She's just a person, and if you have problems with the decisions she's made about her own life, then you're an asshole. Cloud Atlas looks incredible. It's good to see there are artists out there still willing to take chances on risky material.

  • July 26, 2012, 1:58 p.m. CST

    The TROLLS

    by Lacobus

    They once angered me but now I couldn't care less about them. Anyone who isn't extremely intrigued by that trailer just isn't compatibale with my tastes and can be totally ignored. That looked bloody great.

  • July 26, 2012, 2 p.m. CST

    I'm in....

    by 1TrueGod

    Haven't read the book, but I can say I'm definitely excited to see this film. Trailer looks gorgeous in HD and its from the Wachowski's - say what you will, they (and the talented folks they've worked with) are two key contributors to this era of visual FX & storytelling. Sure there were a few underwhelming features (although I've enjoyed all of their films to varying degrees), but add in Tykwer and this has the makings of greatness. To those who have read the book, does it make sense to start reading now, or go clean slate into the film?

  • July 26, 2012, 2 p.m. CST

    Atlas does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Wow - that trailer was... well either the film CLOUD ATLAS is going to be awesome or awful. Nothing in between. I have questions... 1. Keith David on the cast list. Where was the awesome motherfucker in the trailer tho? 2. Did they show too much? I saw stuff like Halle getting car crashed and Tom Hanks rescuing a little girl - are these spoilers? 3. Tom Hanks in chainmail wooly poncho. Is this the future or the past? 4. Never even heard of the book but its a fine line between pretentious booshit and art. Which do we have here? 5. Sarandon. What the fuck you doing there bitch?

  • July 26, 2012, 2:08 p.m. CST

    ummm.. yeah....like, whatever, man

    by cozy

  • July 26, 2012, 2:08 p.m. CST

    UNLEASH THE TROLLS! (And this looks amazing.)

    by Fawst

    Seriously, you fuckers breed like rabbits. This movie looks incredible. I'm glad I waited for the HD version. In fact, the only negative is Halle. I am just not a fan, but I'm willing to give her the benefit of the doubt due to the rest of this looking so beautiful.

  • July 26, 2012, 2:08 p.m. CST

    cobra, keith david was in a quick shot during the "whipping" scene

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    and Im glad he was your first point on the list... all hail Keith David (but not for the Thing but for MEN AT WORK lol)

  • July 26, 2012, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Yep, this will either be amazing or a train wreck...

    by blackmantis

    ...and worth watching in either case.

  • July 26, 2012, 2:11 p.m. CST

    And how great is Broadbent?

    by Fawst

    Can they hurry up and cast him on Game of Thrones? Given his talents as an actor, I think he'd be perfect for (incredibly minor spoiler alert) a certain kind old man from Braavos. You know he'd kill the scenes he has with "no one." And it's such a small role, time-wise, that it would work out great.

  • July 26, 2012, 2:16 p.m. CST

    hey diox, the trailer needed more stargate huh?

    by yourSTEPDADDY

  • July 26, 2012, 2:16 p.m. CST

    I'm watching it.

    by UltimaRex

    But I'm not entirely sure *italics*why*enditalics*.

  • July 26, 2012, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Correction on the directors

    by robert0

    It's Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski, not Larry. Larry is now Lana.

  • July 26, 2012, 2:32 p.m. CST

    I Feel, BORED!

    by btc909

  • July 26, 2012, 2:33 p.m. CST

    It reminds me of Aronofsky's "The Fountain"

    by robert0

    Another under-appreciated film.

  • July 26, 2012, 2:35 p.m. CST

    I can see the AICN reactions to this already.

    by Trying_It_Again_Part_2

    This movie sucks because it's all over the place.

  • July 26, 2012, 2:36 p.m. CST

    That's the point, idiots!

    by Trying_It_Again_Part_2

  • or another nolan bat movie with loud music and big explosions not something that god forbid should make them think

  • July 26, 2012, 2:41 p.m. CST

    btw, when do we start playing 6 degrees of keith david

    by walt

    the guy...or his voice...is in everything

  • July 26, 2012, 2:46 p.m. CST

    The blanket is everything, and everything is the blanket.

    by Royston Lodge

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOgQAMdKdyg

  • July 26, 2012, 2:48 p.m. CST

    There is no pleasing fanboys

    by nationUndead

    Seriously, you guys could fall into a barrel of tits and come out sucking your thumb. This looks pretty outstanding compared to all the incredible bullshit that Hollywood releases.

  • July 26, 2012, 2:53 p.m. CST

    CLOUD ATLAS BEST BOOK EVER REVE KOOB TSEB SALTA DUOLC

    by foree forehead

    well, no, probably not but it's my favorite. so many styles and voices, as mentioned above. if anyone likes the central hawaii section, they'd do well to check out the story on which it's loosely based, russell hoban's "riddley walker". also wonderful. palefire - nice name and comments. and agreed: this looks terrible, hanks and halle berry - ugh. too much love for the book in this... uhh... "dojo" or whatever the kiddies say around here these days.

  • July 26, 2012, 3:03 p.m. CST

    MYST: The Movie

    by NOBLOODNODALLAS

  • July 26, 2012, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Made me think of the Dream Theater album, Scenes From a Memory...

    by 6000_little_griglets

    Not that past life type shenanigans are unique or anything... i'm reasonably optimistic for this movie, although it could go either way... already bored by thoughts of ''oh the future scenes actually took place in the *past* (complete opposite of mind blown ensues).

  • July 26, 2012, 3:08 p.m. CST

    dioxholsters: already been done

    by foree forehead

    see: prometheus

  • July 26, 2012, 3:23 p.m. CST

    looks beautiful might have to read the book first

    by rakesh patel

  • July 26, 2012, 3:26 p.m. CST

    This will be a big hit

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    It will make AT LEAST a hundred dollars.

  • You guys complain about all the prequels, sidequels, re-boots of a trilogy of a sequel and you shit on something that is actually trying to be unique??

  • fuckers

  • July 26, 2012, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Seems like a lot of being critical for being criticals sake.

    by David Hinson

    Too bad too because it looks like it trying something we dont see often enough from big budget films, its taking a risk by doing something different and thats why I love the Wachowskis. I thought the trailer was moving. It gave me a sense of hope. Maybe Im reaching. I for one look forward to it. Its always good to see Hanks push the envelope a bit. Too much safe Hanks. Its also been awhile since Halle Berry had a movie I wanted to see. Stop the hate. Too much of that shit in the world already guys.

  • July 26, 2012, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Well said rhizomeman. Well said.

    by David Hinson

    Spot on Brother.

  • July 26, 2012, 3:48 p.m. CST

    by TheHumanBeingAndFish

    That looked... interesting. Very interesting, in fact. I'll see it. BTW, is this the first Wachowski product where Lana is named as such? Good on her.

  • July 26, 2012, 3:54 p.m. CST

    A genre bending film by a gender bending (co)director.

    by kindofabigdeal

    Seriously, Lana gives me the creeps. Please stay behind the camera.

  • July 26, 2012, 4:29 p.m. CST

    dioxholsters_cenotaph, kindofabigdeal

    by Sgt.Steiner

    Grow the fuck up.

  • July 26, 2012, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Stunning and moving

    by Ninja Nerd

    I did watch the whole trailer and it really pushed some buttons somehow. I will be buying a ticket on day 1 for this one, which I almost never do. Between Electric City and Cloud Atlas, Tom Hanks is back in my good graces after some of his recent choices. I mean I didn't actually hate Larry Crowne for example, but I can't recommend it at all. Damn ... still thinking about the trailer, which is also a rarity for me.

  • July 26, 2012, 4:42 p.m. CST

    This looks lame.

    by daniel parker

    Lame as in lamerific!

  • Very brave choice.

  • July 26, 2012, 5:13 p.m. CST

    sgt steiner...lighten the fuck up.

    by kindofabigdeal

    If a famous peron wants to chop their balls off (literally) then they are free game. Especially if their guilty of giving a generation epilepsy with that Speed Racer dreck. I'm not picking on any other trans/drag/homos at all. Just the one in the spotlight.

  • July 26, 2012, 5:35 p.m. CST

    A more expensive BABEL

    by DukieMichaelNamondRandy

    we all get the themes...still interested to see this all play out...but maybe it's too much?

  • July 26, 2012, 5:49 p.m. CST

    dickholster, SGU also was panned by critics...

    by Turd_Is_Floating_Underneath_The_Gravy

    and they were right.

  • July 26, 2012, 5:55 p.m. CST

    The Wachowskis are creepy people

    by Turd_Is_Floating_Underneath_The_Gravy

    I bet the fat, bald one is into 'water-sports', and as for 'Lana', well...let's just say all the S & M clubs, rave 'orgies', and leather bondage fetish shit in The Matrix trilogy and Bound wasn't just storytelling...these two guys/ gals are into all of that stuff for real.

  • July 26, 2012, 5:56 p.m. CST

    And I still have no idea what it is about...

    by MaxHeadroom

    Nice trailer. Lots of imagery. Still haven't a clue what it is about.

  • July 26, 2012, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Hugh Grant...

    by Baryonyx

    ...plays the leader of a tribe of post-apocalypse cannibal warriors in one of the stories! Can't wait!

  • July 26, 2012, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Well, it looks like Cloud Atlas...

    by mr.underwater

    But to be honest, at least for me, the book could never make the jump from feeling like a writing exercise to a full-fledged novel. Which makes me wonder if the film can make the jump from filmmaking exercise, to full-fledged movie.

  • July 26, 2012, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Love M83's hurry up, we're dreaming

    by Winston Smith

    Anyways, the movie is great... the spot does a good job of getting the mood of the film across, as it's not purely a comedy/drama/action/whatever. I doubt it'll do well, though, it's a bold film and it takes awhile to get a feel for everything. Also interesting to see all these big actors play different roles, sometimes in very heavy makeup. Anyways, hopefully it'll find an audience.

  • July 26, 2012, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Lana doesn't look as bad as I'd expected, but...

    by DickBallsworth

    When she speaks she sounds like a guy putting on an effeminate inflection of what a woman is supposed to sound like. Movie looks decent too.

  • Also, this trailer has more human emotion in it than every movie the Wachowski's have ever done. Perhaps this is due to them working with Tom, or perhaps they've just grown as filmmakers significantly.

  • July 26, 2012, 7:16 p.m. CST

    wow, so fucking epic!!

    by brightgeist

    i LOVED the book, it's one of the most relevant stories of our time, and the movie looks AWESOME!

  • July 26, 2012, 7:21 p.m. CST

    anything different is good

    by hulkiest

    Count me interested.

  • July 26, 2012, 7:37 p.m. CST

    I'll wait for the gritty reboot of this one in 2017

    by ScriptCunt

    The only positive thing that I took away from that trailer was the conspicuous absence of Jonah Hill.

  • July 26, 2012, 8:07 p.m. CST

    This looks stunning but as an atheist/realist...

    by workshed

    ...I find the root ideas of a film like this juvenile and pathetic. Who paid for it..? The Spiritualists..? Really, Hollywood, it's time you looked around you at the sad and sorry state of our existence NOW and made some commentary on the motherfuckers who play with our REAL lives day after day, and not some imaginary force. Oh, what's thatyou say..? They're the people bank-rolling you (and this shit). Oh, OK. I better shut the fuck up then. Hilarious trailer that takes itself way too seriously.

  • Has the potential to be brilliant or SOUTHLAND TALES 2. But unlike a hell of a lot of movies it genuinely has ambition.

  • July 26, 2012, 8:27 p.m. CST

    I think this actor Tom Hanks has potential..

    by even9

    Looks like a compendium of short stories flowing together so lots of variety. Film will be good in interest value first up just to take in different narrative mesh, then if works as a whole film, sure it will have decent re-watch depth value as do ta Matrixs n SpeedR. A more un-leashed type fantasy film version of the T.V. show Quatum Leap except with more quatum leapers, looks like good Genre Stuff. But not till next year i think till here so BAH!

  • July 26, 2012, 8:35 p.m. CST

    I'm confused.

    by Yelsaeb

    That is all.

  • July 26, 2012, 9:02 p.m. CST

    re: "style over substance"

    by Ribbons

    I am usually all for criticizing footage/posters/whatever for an upcoming film and defend those who do so from their attackers. That said, accusing a movie you haven't seen based on a book you haven't read of being "style over substance" based on a preview is one of the most profoundly stupid statements on a site that has seen a lot of them. You're entitled to be wrong when you're speculating on new material, but how are you going to to tell people who know otherwise what a story is actually about when *you* don't even know what it's supposedly about?

  • July 26, 2012, 10 p.m. CST

    I'm interested

    by Jeff

    Definitely. I mean, I love pretty much everything Tom Tykwer has ever directed, and The Wachowskis, despite a few hiccups along the way, always bring a kickass visual style and storytelling chops. I had no idea this movie was happening so I'll be excited to see it.

  • The underlying notion that we are one and therefore more intimately connected than we think.

  • July 26, 2012, 10:13 p.m. CST

    dioxholsters, I name you...

    by Ninja Nerd

    ...Troll A. You are getting the attention you pathologically need; hope it makes you...whatever. You can't be happy, what with being a pathetic schlub and all. If you weren't such a waste of space, you'd know that Lana still "has a penis" since the procedure essentially turns it outside in to create a vagina. That's oversimplying, but you probably can't follow anything too complicated. No one would ever opt for gender reassignment unless it was vital to their well-being. I've counseled and interacted with several folks who were at various stages of the process, so I have some perspective. ( yeah, big word...look it up ) Quit talking out of your ass, Troll A.

  • July 26, 2012, 10:36 p.m. CST

    aintitcool has changed

    by Winston Smith

    People giving Lana shit for her sex change... like, why the fuck do you care? I'm an American, and I believe as long as someone isn't hurting another, they have the right to do whatever the fuck they want. She earned her money, made her decision. I'm sure all you guys are bastions of "normal" and "manliness." Seriously, what the fuck happened? I thought this was supposed to be a geek site, not fucking high-school meets Glenn Beck. I seriously would not be surprised if Mr. Coward James Holmes was once a talkbacker at AICN.

  • July 26, 2012, 10:42 p.m. CST

    so what is "clod asses" anyway?

    by cozy

  • July 26, 2012, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Tron Legacy, Master and Commander, Equilibrium,

    by Dennis_Moore

    and various other movies I'm too lazy to cite want their imagery back.

  • ...re-make/boot/hash is cool with me. Maybe Neo and The Architect have cameos...JK.

  • July 26, 2012, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Oh and an M83 score/soundtrack would be cool for this type of film.

    by kenchun24

  • July 26, 2012, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Looks like a pleb catcher

    by jackofhearts29

    Complete with Oscar bait, Agent Smith, Fifth Element... they got the formula now, guys! The Key to Hollywood! Option an overbuzzed "postmodern" novel, do it as a massive genre mash-up that brings in multiple demographics, makes mall dwellers think they're "smart" AND "cool" when they figure it all out, and wrap it all up in a nice Christmas box full of money. This is so crazy it just might work.

  • July 26, 2012, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Shoulda done Superman instead

    by txtone04

  • July 27, 2012, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Re:

    by Jeff

    kenchun24 -- just letting you know that not a thing in your last three posts a) makes sense, b) is insightful in any way, or c) is worth reading. How about this: try having a complete thought, then write it into the "comment" part of the Talkback form. Oh, and "Trannyformers 4"... um, yeah. Not funny, really, and actually pretty stupid and obvious when you think about it. And ignorant. And intolerant. I'd encourage you to think before you post.

  • July 27, 2012, 12:43 a.m. CST

    At least the speeder bike scene will look cool on blu-ray.

    by james_cameron_raped_my_childhood

  • July 27, 2012, 1:16 a.m. CST

    which m83 song is that?

    by Batmanster

  • July 27, 2012, 1:24 a.m. CST

    A film that I actually would like to see in IMAX3D

    by ugh

    what a fascinating trailer

  • July 27, 2012, 1:37 a.m. CST

    m83 song is "outro"

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    i spent a hour trying to find it online to download it... theres a bunch that ends abruptly at the 3 minute mark finally i prevailed and found the full song and have been listenin to it like crazy

  • July 27, 2012, 2:08 a.m. CST

    I got bored 1 minute in...

    by SunTzu77

    That's not a good sign. I'm familiar with the book... I just don't see this film doing big business. Maybe, Shirley Maclaine should have acted in the film? She would have been splendid at pimping out the whole reincarnation angle.

  • July 27, 2012, 2:35 a.m. CST

    "What The Bleep Does The Tree Of Life Know About The Fountain" sums it up perfectly

    by Hardboiled Wonderland

    I still think Cloud Atlas looks freaking amazing and I will definitely see it. But as others pointed out, it'll either be a masterpiece or a complete pile of shit. I'm personally more excited for Ang Lee's Life Of Pi. Maybe the Wachwoski's can direct the sequel, Life Of Pie: Diaries of a Hungry Transexual. When I reincarnate, I want to come back as a transgender film producer.

  • July 27, 2012, 2:52 a.m. CST

    Let Cloud Atlas be a Turning Point for Hollywood

    by mutombo

    The trailer looks good. Both emotional and philosophical, and let's hope that the Wachowski's have learned from their mistakes in Matrix R&R. That is, forget that you're telling a story in film, instead of having moving pictures that might or might not convey some sort of philosophical point. But, from the looks of it, I like it. Looks quite hard on the Sci-Fi side, but it looks daring, visually interesting en emotionally captivating. If this works commercially we might get to see more 'daring' films. Inception paved the way and proved that audiences don't mind to think if it's a cool story (and don't bloody start hating on Inception -- it was one of the most awesome summerfilms that we've seen in the last couple of years) and let's hope this will pave the way for more ambitious films. The audience just has to show it doesn't mind to think. Nothing wrong with titties and beer, but ain't nothing wrong with deciding our place in the universe neither, yo.

  • July 27, 2012, 3:16 a.m. CST

    Hollywood/Wachowskis are desperate: 6-7 movies for the price of one

    by Jared Bond

    And they are all STUNNING!!!! I don't want to seem too down on this-- it is really daring and ambitious. But will it mean anything to audiences besides eye-candy and lots of stars? Also, it's nice to see Asians speaking English in dramatic roles. Really though, I just would have been happy with a proper continuance of The Matrix. It's like they wanted to wrap things up so soon. There are so many more interesting stories and questions that could have been raised using that premise. There was enough potential material for a damn TV show! Why do things always have to be "TRILOGIES"? I think 4 or 5 movies would have been cool. I mean, there's a lot to be told in waking up the whole damn world and resolving the issues with the machines. A note to artists: When you make something that makes it really big, don't start thinking that you're the king of the world and nothing you do can be wrong. Get help and other opinions. /rant

  • July 27, 2012, 3:31 a.m. CST

    That looks pretty awesome...

    by djscott95

    I couldn't give less of a shit about the Wachovska-whatevers (they made one good movie), but this is a great trailer, and Twyker is a great director. He has yet to make a great English language film, but the guy has an amazing eye. This looks like "Magnolia" meets "Synedoche New York", and since those two films make my soul excited - high hopes indeed...

  • July 27, 2012, 3:58 a.m. CST

    Loved Run Lola Run, it was exactly what cinema needed in the late 1990s

    by Hardboiled Wonderland

    Heaven was very underrated too. Adapting Mitchell's Cloud Atlas novel is the way to go for Tykwer, especially if the Wachowski's bring their original Matrix A-game to the party.

  • July 27, 2012, 4:01 a.m. CST

    For all of you bitching about remakes and Superhero movies...

    by ganymede3010

    What's your excuse for hating on this? You said you wanted something original and fresh? Well here it is. Now please STFU.

  • July 27, 2012, 4:22 a.m. CST

    turd_is_floating_underneath_the_gravy ...

    by Finn

    whatever the wachaowski's are into in their personal lives, it's none of our business. move on.

  • July 27, 2012, 5:54 a.m. CST

    hey ceejaynightwing

    by Skankardly

    go fuck yourself.

  • July 27, 2012, 6:05 a.m. CST

    yourstepdaddy, I agree

    by Nichole

    Keith David is the shit. Lance Henrickson=Keith David= Bad-ass Motherfuckers.

  • July 27, 2012, 6:05 a.m. CST

    and Don't forget kids-

    by Nichole

  • July 27, 2012, 6:07 a.m. CST

    A L I E N > P R O M E T H E U S > A L I E N S>ALIEN3

    by Nichole

    Cloud Atlas looks interesting.

  • ...so - a) My first post- The "first draft" title being What The Bleep Does The Tree Of Life Know About The Fountain was my take on what I got from the trailer.A mix of popular new age films/docs that present ideas on Quantum Mechanics/String Theory/Parallel Universe/lives etc and even though it seems familiar territory (to me any way) that I'm down to check it out because it's not a remake-hash/boot of Robocop/Total Recall/Footloose/Red Dawn whatever...Neo/Architect cameos was just me hinting at The Wachowskis Matrix series having themes of gnostic theologies mixed with new age stuff since they are creators on this Cloud Atlas movie. What The Bleep Do We Know-documentary/film The Fountain-film The Tree Of Life-film b)My second post was in reference to the French electro-rock band M83's song being used in the trailer.They are pretty good.I recommend Saturdays=Youth album as a starter if you are not familiar with M83. c) My third post was in reference to jackofhearts29 post on how Hollywood has the new formula for the moviegoing / mall dwelling plebeians to get movie millions AND make them feel important/enlightened in regards to the movies possible themes...but most likely would rather watch a Transformers 4 flick because it's easy for the plebs to digest. The Trannyformers was just a low brow take on what AICN talk backers have referred to Bays robot films as and that Larry is transgender.Also Wierzbowski from Aliens instead of Wachowski. My comments were just a mash up (kind of like this movie looks to be) and was meant in no way to enlighten or offend. But hey at least one talk backer (hardboiled wonderland) got my "first draft" reference.He even agreed. So that's all.Oh by the way one of my Aunts(uncle?) is transgender and I worked at a bar in West Hollywood out here in L.A. for 5 years so I'm pretty familiar and tolerant of alternative lifestyles.Just making jokes and humor is subjective so I understand your point of view from an internet talkback.

  • July 27, 2012, 6:36 a.m. CST

    The majority of you are fucking morons.

    by Executor

    I have no idea if this will be good or not, but the trailer looks really cool to me. And if it's not your cup of tea, fine, but does it really deserve your angry bitter wrath? It seems that most of you don't even like movies anymore, outside the narrow confines of your Marvel or monster universe. Most of you will scream for some virtually unknown "Ant-Man" but shit all over everything else that comes out. Enjoy watching Thor a million times. I'm going to see a few other movies.

  • July 27, 2012, 7:13 a.m. CST

    This new Final Fantasy game looks gay.

    by Xenodistortion

    I'm going to go watch Thor for the eightybuzillionth time. Possibly jerk off on one of my Godzilla toys. Thanks for the reminder executor. You really saved my ass there. p.s. Kieth David.

  • July 27, 2012, 7:36 a.m. CST

    So the director is transgendered?

    by pr0g2west

    Did not know...but thats cool. I think a good percentage of people on earth have thoughts about being the opposite sex to varying degrees, but are too afraid to explore it because society is still very homophobic and primative.

  • July 27, 2012, 7:51 a.m. CST

    No, not simply transgendered, according to some sources

    by bah

    but rather, she went the full route.

  • July 27, 2012, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Boss

    by Jackson

    is probably what this movie is gonna turn out to be

  • July 27, 2012, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Thanks, as always Merrick.

    by gotilk

    You made my morning. And it has been a very, very dark morning. It is nice to have something beautiful to look forward to.

  • July 27, 2012, 8:39 a.m. CST

    thanks yourstepdaddy

    by Batmanster

  • July 27, 2012, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Give me a break

    by theblackvegtable

    The Wachowskis haven't made a good film since 'The Matrix'. This trailer looks like everything else they've become known for. Long stretches of ridiculous dialogue filled in with special effects to make the film seem more interesting then it really is. I'll reserve my final judgement till I see the film (and I hope I'm wrong) but until then, I'm approaching this with upmost caution.

  • July 27, 2012, 10:09 a.m. CST

    They still get lifetime pass for the Matrix..the first one

    by Rupee88

    Yeah maybe nothing else they have done has worked completely but they did hit one out of the park.

  • ...pretty much invalidates your status as a critical voice about film, even on notoriously ridiculous critical forums such as AICN's. End of discussion.

  • July 27, 2012, 10:59 a.m. CST

    2 cinematographers & 3 directors ...

    by trevanian

    co-director Tom T's INTERNATIONAL (the OTHER QoS, the one Sony held back) had better architecture than this ... but then again that was REAL architecture. Still, this looks impressive visually, though the Berry is usually a pretty strong 'miss this' warning sign.

  • July 27, 2012, 11:14 a.m. CST

    style over substance IS DOABLE in a six minute trailer

    by UndisputedVipers

    If you spend 6 minutes using broad themes and spitting out single words in between overly emotive goodbyes and embraces while using a pretentious song, you can definitely do style over substance in a trailer. The Wachowski's original Matrix was good, but became overrated because it was the movie of the MOMENT. The .com burst was happening, and this was the cyberpunk/mystery/sci-fi/action/supernatural film noir that would become associated with it. The filter lens, special effects, and music were all of the moment. Maybe The Matrix would be more of a classic if the sequels had delivered on its promise of a magical Zion, intriguing philosophy and an epic war (not fought with Gumby Neo). The preview for Cloud Atlas uses six minutes to try to convince us that everything is connected, but I felt more depressed and disinterested than I did wowed. I understand there's nothing new under the sun, but I sometimes wish people would stop making sci-fi and fantasy where man-woman love is at the center. I don't know. I just don't find it that profound. While I think the point of existence is to glorify a Triune God (through repentance, confession (NOT to priests), praise and obedience), I don't mind and sometimes LOVE signing up for a humanistic, Buddhist, atheist, or agnostic sci-fi/fantasy film...I just find them weakened when the main arc is a human love story. People have made a lot of comparisons in the Talkback to other movies. It reminds me more of the new Dunst movie Upside Down and What Dreams May Come, neither of which I have any interest in. Don't get me wrong. A great romance can be the foundation of a good sci-fi film. You could argue it was the thrust of Source Code (though, without giving spoilers, the movie is far more complex than that) and I loved that movie even more than I loved Inception. I guess I'm more interested in the conflict between good and evil, and I didn't see any specific villains in this trailer other than a slave master.

  • July 27, 2012, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Bio Digital Jazz Man!!!!!

    by Annie The Pod Racer

    We only have to wait until October, I'm down.

  • July 27, 2012, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Why are there no BLACK FOLK in this movie???

    by ratpack223

    Except for that slave guy... Black folk won't watch this flki, unless we see some blck people!

  • July 27, 2012, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Tykwer and 9000rpm

    by Phil

    He has yet to disappoint me so I am excited to see this. 9000rpm, you are a fucking idiot. No way in hell is Run Lola Run one of the worst movies ever made. You may not enjoy it, but to call it one of the worst is just idiotic. Example, I do not like Gone with the Wind, but as a film lover I know its one of the greatest films ever made.

  • July 27, 2012, 1:30 p.m. CST

    an even better 'The Fountain' !

    by TaraLivesOn

    I cannot wait for this, Fountain was fantastic (and highly recommended if you have not seen it yet).

  • also... Halle could be considered black, even though she is half black and hasnt kissed a black guy in real life or in a movie since probably the 90s... but still KEITH FUCKING DAVID

  • July 27, 2012, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Speed Racer was Great!

    by Wcwlkr

    That was an excellent Kids and really captured what made the Speed Racer cartoon awesome. I loved that show and the movie was just as great.

  • July 27, 2012, 3:39 p.m. CST

    the title should have been "clusterfuck"

    by cgih8r

  • July 27, 2012, 4:19 p.m. CST

    The Expendables 2 has been rated R; CGI or material blood this time?

    by UndisputedVipers

    The Expendables is officially R, according to their new 1:01 behind-the-scenes video.

  • July 27, 2012, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Kieth David!

    by Xenodistortion

    Kieth David. p.s. Kieth David

  • I am leaning toward complete disaster...

  • July 27, 2012, 5:36 p.m. CST

    @totalreality

    by pr0g2west

    People who get sex reassignment don't just make that decision because it sounds like fun...it's not buying a new car. One must undergo intense phychotherapy and live as the opposite sex everyday for a full year before a doctor can warrent such a surgery, so as to make sure that one doesn't regret that decision. And from what I hear it's quite painful, so why put yourself through those extremes if it's not 100% what you wants to do?

  • July 27, 2012, 5:38 p.m. CST

    What the hell was that?

    by archer1949

    This thing better be 10 hours long because I don't see how all that disparate crap is going to hang together into a coherent narrative. This looks to be a monument to pretension that puts Aronofsky to shame. Still, it's good to see Tom Tywker working. I haven't seen him do anything since The International, which was forgettable potboiler trash. And why do they keep Halle Berry work? She sucks.

  • July 27, 2012, 9:30 p.m. CST

    That was a nice teaser, let's wait for the full trailer.

    by drompter

  • July 28, 2012, 12:09 a.m. CST

    THE MATRIX TRILOGY OWNS YOUR ASSES!!!

    by Johnno

    Speed Racer was also FREAKING AWESOME!!! V for Vendetta was good. Bound was m'eh Ninja Assassin was horribad. I'm there for this!

  • and fanciful notions of life and origins on scales shooting far past what would be conservatively titled ridiculous that they ought to just come out of the closet and admit they're some of the most superstitious gullible bunch of oblivious suckers on this planet in our lonely universe. I have no idea what the heck this film's about, but since when are films supposed to always cater to realism and what's normal? You can imagine any kind of crazy universe you want so long as you've got something great to tell in it. Go nuts I say!

  • July 28, 2012, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Needs more pi.

    by Gary Makin

  • July 28, 2012, 1:35 a.m. CST

    Wooooooo. Still high on 70 mil IMAX Dark Knight- Review:

    by UltraTron

  • Harry you gotta remember can't see movies in IMAX because he doesn't live near a real 70 mil IMAX theater and probably reviewed the movie at the drafthouse which has sound with a certain character that is neat but hardly reference quality. In reference quality IMAX this mutherfucker sounds like no other Muther Fucking movie ever made. The drums sounded like an army of Asian ninja thong drummers juiced on bane venom. Go see this fucker if you've ever read a batman comic. Scene of him with the mask off armored up in the batcave made me jizz all over my popcorn. Scenes had chills running up and down and I jizzed in several people's popcorn. I know for a fact that I jizzed in Harry's popcorn- that's how far it shot and I think I already established how far Harry lives from an IMAX theater. So Bane is the BEST fucking batman villain yet and don't believe me imagine ledger walking out in front of him and he's the heavy. Man he sounds better than anyone since Skeletor mutherfuckers. Think about this shit. Ultimate batman fight of the century 70 mil IMAX fuck yeah! Batman a fucking moron who should shoot a mutherfucker with a nuke cuz too much at stake to be picky- no question. Go see it and wish it sounded and looked like it should if it ain't IMAX and wish you could actually enjoy how visceral it is. Or be lucky enough to see all proper angel trombones. It was like being at a football stadium if you sit close. Batman yadda yadda. Bring on the next one. Oh is that Mr. Freeze on the ice? I didn't catch his name I thought it was gonna be riddler or penguin but the ice..

  • If you think every average schmuck is going to see that, you're nuts. The moron patrol will be going to whatever Judd Apatow movie opens opposite this.

  • July 28, 2012, 3:44 a.m. CST

    THE TRIUMPH OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT(COMPUTER)

    by sasquatch_with_a_swatch_watch

    THE FIREWIRE OF THE VANITIES This looks like it wants to be TommyTheMatrixDavidBowie'sHolodeck, who the fuck knows, maybe it'll be good. I did like Speed Racer. A lot.

  • July 28, 2012, 6:10 a.m. CST

    What have they done??? Wachowskis

    by SunTzu77

    1. Bound - Pile of shit. 2. Assassins - Pile of shit. 1. The Matrix - Good. 2. Matrix Reloaded - Provided some interesting routes to go in regard to the last installment. Asked big questions. 3. Matrix Revolutions - Pile of shit. 4. V for Vendetta - Mediocre. 5. Speed Racer - Pile of shit. Not a great track record.