Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Epsilon Eridani

Number 10 - Cloud Atlas

I think Cloud Atlas is probably this year's Tree of Life. It moves through a great deal of time. It has different stories that may or may not be related. It's visually interesting. It's ambitious. It might make sense, but it probably doesn't. The difference is that I hated the Tree of Life and loved Cloud Atlas.

With that, I easily acknowledge that if you hated it, you might be right.

That's such a glowing recommendation, right? This is a movie that certainly needs multiple viewings to figure it out, or possibly reading the book. I haven't started it yet, though I have it ready in my book queue.

If you do decide to check it out, go into it ready to watch several different movies. Treat each storyline as if it's on its own. Spend some cerebral moments after the movie trying to figure out how it all fits together.

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