Oct. 26, 2012, 1:22 a.m. CST
Oct. 26, 2012, 1:27 a.m. CST
love it or hate it, it sounds like an experience.
Oct. 26, 2012, 2:06 a.m. CST
It's the only way to watch movies!! If you know going into it, you're gonna watch it anyway, why spoil it for yourself. (Won't read this review either. Read the 1st paragraph and it confirmed what I already knew and wanted to know) Can't wait for this sucker!
*I'll grant that the film has many layers. All of them are terrible. * *insipid, TV-esque in its limited visual imagination, and dramatically incoherent* *Cloud Atlas, surely the most incoherent waste of time and money on screen this year. * Capone, you say the worst moments are still better than 90% of other films so how do you explain the slating this film is getting from the majority of the press?
Oct. 26, 2012, 3:10 a.m. CST
This movie is going to be one a Visual Dream i cant wait to see it. Dan Kirkman Bellingham Wa
Oct. 26, 2012, 4:19 a.m. CST
With that attitude, why do you bother going to ANY movies then? Just read the reviews in your little dojo there and leave it at that. That way you don't have to bother with formulating your own opinion. See? I just made your life easier.
Oct. 26, 2012, 5 a.m. CST
About fucking time too.
I'd give you a kick in the balls wiseau... if you had any. Keep praying to the cloud atlas religion, maybe one day you'll be reincarnated as someone who's less of a twat.
Oct. 26, 2012, 7:47 a.m. CST
by Def Ref
...wondering what the big deal is? I'm at the part where the publisher discovers the truth of his "hotel" (the 4th story) and other than passing references to the previous (and upcoming) stories - most of which I only recognized as important from watching the movie trailers - I'm not even seeing a general theme, much less any deep connections. So far it just seems like a stunt in writing in different voices and styles. I've seen people oohing and ahhing over the book and/or the movie, but it seems like it just happened to touch their individual happy spots.
Oct. 26, 2012, 8:02 a.m. CST
Oct. 26, 2012, 8:36 a.m. CST
Every glowing review posted at this skid-mark of a web site makes me less interested in seeing this. Unabashed frothing for a decent but terribly flawed movie reeks of an agenda to push this thing on the undecided. Let's just say that the MAD PROPS track record of AICN doesn't inspire much confidence.
Oct. 26, 2012, 8:55 a.m. CST
keep going, some stories are much better than others. It seems the movie makes much more of the "connectiveness" than the book--the book even self-mocks it at one point. At the very least there are some good stories there and the movie looks to have some fantastic visuals.
Oct. 26, 2012, 9:17 a.m. CST
You mean like The Book of Mormon, Dianetics or more likely The Celestine Prophecy pushing New Age agenda in the guise of storytelling. No thanks.
Oct. 26, 2012, 9:22 a.m. CST
Oct. 26, 2012, 9:29 a.m. CST
Oct. 26, 2012, 9:30 a.m. CST
Oct. 26, 2012, 9:41 a.m. CST
I prefer my movies just about dead smack in the middle of the brain-dead action flick and the artsy nothing-happens-but-isn't-this-DEEP motion picture. This sounds way too close to the latter end of my scale.
Oct. 26, 2012, 9:59 a.m. CST
by Ninja Nerd
...are struggling to 'get' this movie. Don't know if it's taste, intellect, ADHD, or what but this is perhaps the best example of a "you either love it or hate it" movie in a while. USA Today -2.5 stars Ebert - 4 stars I expect that'll be the pattern all weekend.
Oct. 26, 2012, 10:15 a.m. CST
Oct. 26, 2012, 10:56 a.m. CST
But I can't. Matrix 3, motherfuckers.
Oct. 26, 2012, 4:26 p.m. CST
Reincarnation and Karma...it's been done. *sigh Still looking forward to watching this movie. mt
Oct. 26, 2012, 6:08 p.m. CST
Oct. 26, 2012, 7:26 p.m. CST
by David Duchovny
or more accurately Jewish mysticism--Kabbalah. Our tribe taught reincarnation long before the Buddhists, and evolution long before Darwin. Cool religion. Bad fucking movie--no matter what it's based on. Takes the kabbalistic things in The Matrix and expands on them--big mistake. It's overblown by at least an hour, badly paced, and Tom Hanks will get his first Razzie award.
Oct. 26, 2012, 7:40 p.m. CST
by Stereotypical Evil Archer
Loved the old people's home bit though.
Oct. 27, 2012, 12:12 a.m. CST
They have a trailer that's like 6 minutes long and still can't give us any sense of a story. It is oversaturated with sub-par CGI that hasn't been seen since the Matrix sequels and still undeservingly tries to pass off it's lame uninspired CGI as being eye candy. It's got Halle Barry in it and it's directed by the same dudes that made the Matrix sequels. One of those dudes doesn't want to be recognized as a dude anymore. It's more concerned with trying to convince us that it's an epic instead of just simply being an epic ("cough" Prometheus "cough, cough") I'm not falling for this shit anymore. You can throw all the gorgeous CGI landscapes you want at me and all the snazzy made-for-trailer one liners you can come up with. I'm not paying $10 to go see something that doesn't have a fucking script. Leave the cool gadgets and green screens at home for all I care and just give me a fucking story you shallow hacks. And to you reviewers, even if the movie is as good as you say, there IS a way (believe it or not) to say a movie is good without resorting to sucking the director's dick.
Oct. 27, 2012, 6:24 a.m. CST
by albert comin
About time mankind grows out of such silly superstitions. Also, i don't need to agree with a movie's message to like it. I don't agree with The Fountain's message but i loved the movie. Same can happen with Cloud Atlas. Or not.
Oct. 27, 2012, 9:18 a.m. CST
I'm with you on the green screen cgi shit man, funky-talking animation animal movies too. the problem i see is people's inability to "grow beyond" childish religious bullshit but then seek a truer, deeper spiritual truth and not have the hubris to immediately just state "religion is silly-there is no god, grow up". Not acknowledging god is not progress of any kind and is pure ego.
Oct. 27, 2012, 1:13 p.m. CST
Go to a movie, get a series of shorts instead? Don't see why I would want to do that.
Oct. 27, 2012, 1:15 p.m. CST
I am a non-believer but I think we mostly agree with eachother. I agree it comes from ego to completely dismiss religion as being something "silly", it comes from an unwillingness to see the larger picture. If there wasn't utility in at least acknowledging God then believers wouldn't outnumber non-believers to the extent that they always have. The only reality is perception and if you believe in God then God exists in your universe. The only thing that matters is what we value. Do you value petty details? I believe that a "deeper spiritual truth" is happiness and unity and that trancends the accuracy of any presumptions that are made in getting there. That's not a pro-religion statement btw or anti.
Oct. 27, 2012, 1:39 p.m. CST
Saying it's ego to dismiss religion as being silly is exactly like saying it's ego to claim that the world is round or that 2+2=4. The reason believers outnumber non-believers is because ignorance reigns supreme. There was a time where more people, for instance, believed blacks were inferior to whites. Maybe it's still that way. Does that mean there's something to that belief? Of course not! Your use of the word god only in the singular demonstrates your level of bias on the matter. Which god am I suppose to acknowledge, hm? Zeus, perhaps? How about Cthulu? How much should I bet that you haven't even considered those choices? No, the only reality is not perception, it's REALITY. Just because you belief it, doesn't make it true. That law of attraction nonsense you're spewing is laughable at best. Tell the victims of 9/11 that the only thing that matters is what they value; instead of the fact none of us live in a vacuum and thus our beliefs affect those around us. You can't get unity with religion, because religion divides people. That's my rant for the day.
Oct. 27, 2012, 3:56 p.m. CST
I'm not defending religion in any way as much as saying that I feel the need to acknowledge a higher power than myself. One of the first things I say about "god" is that by it's very nature it would be so far superior to me and my thought processes that it is foolish for me to try so I don't, I merely believe an ultimate creator intelligence exists. I only use the word "god" in that it's the easiest, most recognizable term for the subject I'm communicating about. I don't buy that believers are ignorant, we exist in a classroom where, unfortunately, all 12 grades of of the school are trying to learn in the same room. Some folks get a lot out of going to some prosaic church and listening to the preacher man and I refuse to put myself above them because I choose to research and seek my own answers. It may seem a bit backward and childish to me but every gets what they need and more importantly what they can handle. I don't know what "law of attraction nonsense I'm 'spewing' but it would be nice to discuss it without being insulting. I never said dismissing religion is silly, I said denying that god exists because you are so much smarter than religious fools is hubris. If you're going to criticize what I say have enough respect to at least get it right.
Oct. 27, 2012, 3:58 p.m. CST
Oct. 27, 2012, 4:36 p.m. CST
Maybe im retarded or something, i saw it last monday and my cousin and I walked out thinking nothing was really connected. The Cloud atlas Sextet wasnt even really connected to but two lives. I was looking forward mostly to The Most Distant Future timeline with Tom Hanks and Halle Berry. Until i thought either again I was retarded or could nobody understand a lick of what tom hanks or anyone was really saying. All i could understand was " true true" and whats up with Agent Smith Mad Hatter guy, he comes in and out of scenes almost like a sickness to tom hanks head. tells tom hanks he just wants a peice of ass and kill her, AD THEM BOOM! He's gone forever!. I did on the otherhand love the story of Timothy Cavendish I thought this was the only story that had a sense of where the character had been, where he was, and where is was going. this story & Adam Ewings was the only story I actually cared about about the character. all the other storys felt empty and rushed and didnt give you any real reason to care! I found, excited, bored, entertained, bored, let down, confused, excited again through out the whole movie and then walking out i was let down thinking this is not the movie i was so excited to see! AND WHAT THE HELL WAS TOM HANKS SAYING IN THE DISTANT FUTURE!!!!!
Oct. 28, 2012, 1:58 a.m. CST
ok first off, calm down...calm? ok. I don't want to insult your intelligence but calling religion silly is not the same as saying 2+2=4, one is your opinion and the other is fact. However, even tho you think it is silly I still cannot say that you are wrong because you are entitled to your own opinion. The only reality is perception. When I referred to the god idea as "God" in the singular I was doing it out of respect for malificus because he was the one I was writing to. I have no bias on what someone chooses to define as "god". That's not the point. You use the idea of blacks being inferior to whites as being a useless concept. Well don't you believe people who believe in religion are intellectually inferior to you? You are talking about prejudice and there is utility in that for better or worse. Anyways that's the short response to your comment and I've already taken this too far because this is a Cloud Atlas talkback.
Oct. 28, 2012, 5:09 a.m. CST
Oct. 28, 2012, 5:09 a.m. CST
Oct. 28, 2012, 5:14 a.m. CST
I caught parts of The Fountain, The Matrix trilogy, V For Vendetta, Lord Of The Rings, Amistad, Perfume, Soylent Green, The International, The China Syndrome, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and a bunch of others I'm forgetting. This is the film equivalent of an Eton Mess, a dessert served at Eton College which is basically a whole bunch of leftover desserts thrown into a bowl together. Having said all that, I somehow still liked the movie, though nowhere near the kind of praise you guys have been heaping on it.
Oct. 28, 2012, 12:50 p.m. CST
I walked out of that movie, thinking that was one hell of a movie. everything made sense for the most part, and the more i watched it the more i picked up. AND YOU ACTUALLY CARE ABOUT THE CHARACTERS!. I walked out of cloud atlas with nothing but a hemroid