Monday, November 19, 2012

Cloud Atlas

Crazy Jar Jar Binks talk and eerie you-sure-this-isn't-Disney feeling aside, this movie is decent and worth seeing.  I haven't read the book so I wont comment on adaptation, but the story of the movie is an interesting portrayal of reincarnation.  Even if you're not into the idea of an optimistic/organic version of The Matrix, this is one of those movies you have to see to talk about and make fun of.. it has major stars dressed up in all kinds of funny costumes and make-up--talking transgender/ethnicity/species.  It is a clever film, very postmodern.


I feel like they cropped Bond's hair too short in this one.  The theme of the movie seemed to be a battle between cheesy spy flicks of the past and the new action thrillers of today.  The answer seems to be this movie, a hybrid of the two.  There are some beautifully lit sequences that need to be seen by those who look for that sort of thing (this image doesn't do it justice, neither does this one).  This movie has a good case for a film where the villain blows hero outta the water.  I had a great time so I recommend it.