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Cloud Atlas

(DVD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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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. The story is a time-shifting weave of six interlinking narratives, with diverse settings from the savagery of a Pacific Island in the 1850s to a dystopian Korea of the near future.
Statement of Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures, Cloud Atlas Productions, X-Filme Creative Pool, Anarchos Pictures, Ascension Pictures, Five Drops, Ascension Pictures, A Company Filmproduktionsgesellschaft (co-production), ARD Degeto Film (co-production), Media Asia Group. [et al.] ; produced by Stefan Arndt, Grant Hill, Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, Alex Boden ; written for the screen and directed by Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski
Title: Cloud atlas
[videorecording]
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2013
Country of Producing Entity: United States Germany Hong Kong Singapore
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (172 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, surround
video file, DVD video, rda
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2012
Based on the novel by David Mitchell
Credits: Camera, John Toll, Frank Griebe ; editor, Alexander Berner; production designer, Uli Hanisch ; music, Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil.
Performers: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving, Susan Sarandon.
Summary: 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. The story is a time-shifting weave of six interlinking narratives, with diverse settings from the savagery of a Pacific Island in the 1850s to a dystopian Korea of the near future.
Audience: MPAA rating R for violence, language, sexualitynudity and some drug use
System Details: DVD, region 1, dual-layer format, widescreen; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
DVD, region 1, dual-layer format, widescreen; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
DVD, widescreen; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
DVD
Other Language: English or Spanish; English, Spanish or French subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing
Subject Headings: Fate and fatalism Drama Reincarnation Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films
Science fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Fiction films
Topical Term: Fate and fatalism
Reincarnation
Publisher No: 1000284909
3000046976
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE C
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Jul 27, 2014
  • squeeky6 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Outstanding movie. I have watched it numerous times and get more out of it each time. This is about going forward in time, watching the characters' rebirth and how they relate to each other. I believe we live many lives, hopefully each life's purpose is to further magnify the soul. The quote "Our lives are not our own...from womb to tomb we are bound to others past and present and for each crime and every kindness we birth our future" really hit home to me. Amazing movie with wonderful characters and acting and has gone on my list of "to buy" movies!

Jul 22, 2014
  • Ashan22 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Since I just watched this recently, I think that Cloud Atlas combines every single genre involving the sextet that makes each story important to another story, since they all lead to each clue, each situation, and each problem that the characters from each story go through. Whatever your age, even if life is an ocean made up of many drops, you may resolve that life is too short for this errant nonsense, although even if it had a large box office, it wasn't the highest-grossing film of 2012 or all time, which makes it disappointing, but not for me, as there's courage, hope, love, and sacrifice that makes each story a heart-warming or a heart-breaking tale that will make you feel emotional, since the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer did a successful job combing all these genres into one big epic timeline, with elements similar and far off from The Matrix, putting a more modern twist for the first four stories, while they have used technology similar to The Matrix in the last two stories, since everything is connected to one another. It would be an excellent advertisement for you to read the book, if you hadn't just ruined it by watching the movie, since Cloud Atlas has a close resemblance to its book adaption, with the plot, setting, and characters having some minor changes. Therefore, I give Cloud Atlas a 7/10 because in some secnes, it gets a little bit confusing about the information of each actor/actress portraying the same character with lead roles and minor roles, and I can't tell who's leading or not, but I understand the rest of the story.

Whoa!--I have yet to view this one and I have heard soooo much sort of "rotten tomatoes" type of reviews about it. Hmmm?! I think that it seems like it was some film project that went awry. Like, it Might have been developed into something that was a bit shorter in length, and then possibly a little less obscure or abstract?? Maybe?? I mean, it is Good to have the Imagination and the 'what if' quality to a movie; that is okay. But, if it gets to be so over the top and out of reach, plot-wise, for Any viewer...well, .... I Do think, though, that the caliber of the actors is there! Jim Sturgess, Tom Hanks. I have not seen Halle Berry in too many films, but she might be adequately cast in this one. The cinematography looks interesting. The locations and the time periods are intriguing. Perhaps this one is best left to an author, in book form? I will Still see it to find out what I really think. I always watch it myself in the end to make up my own mind about the overall quality and appeal of anything cinematic. It's harder these days to find a film that has enough substance in it and less of the blood/gore and massive technological elements that so often detract from making it a rewarding experience to watch. I'd like to be truly entertained, you know!! Something worthwhile. But, again...I Am curious and am going to give this one a chance to find out what all the 'hullabaloo' is about. heh!

Jul 01, 2014
  • rufus_red4 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

The budget for this film probably could've funded a small nation, and most of it went towards Tom Hanks facial prosthetics, at least it looks as though it could, and that's the best that could be said for Cloud Atlas. An indulgent, dull and masturbatory exercise in filmmaking. Speaking of Mr. Hanks, you can pile on as much make up and give him lenses but you will always know it's him. He's not interesting enough of an actor to pull off multiple roles, and frankly, neither are any of the other actors. I turned it off after 1 hour and 45 minutes. Thank God I didn't see this in the theater.

Jun 06, 2014
  • rslade rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

As a movie, this is just weird.

May 18, 2014
  • jazeebelle rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

if you haven't read the story (and i haven't) then you really have to be in the mood for this film. It is INCREDIBLY looooonnnnngggggg. And if your patience and tolerance isn't there, you will find yourself easily annoyed. Happily when i watched it i was in the right frame of mind for it. The acting on some of the minor characters is amazing. They play various characters in various time periods, extending from cave man times to futuristic. (That being said, it does tend to jump around a bit and if you lose focus you will indeed lose the plot.) And often times the actor will play opposite race and opposite sex. Which was pretty amazing. I know i'm in the minority but i am NOT a Tom Hanks fan. He always seems to play the same guy, just different situations and his performance here is pretty much the same. But as i've said, it's the minor actors that really make this film.

Apr 12, 2014
  • vcc rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Ouch! I normally don't like Halle Berry but this one is really bad. Yeah, Tom Hanks is always good, but this movie is just confusing with nothing to capture my attention.

Apr 10, 2014
  • therhythmlab rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I watched it, and watched it and watched it again. One of my favorites of the last 10 years.

Apr 10, 2014
  • gtct rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I am going to read the book then come back to the movie and try again. I just might (I hope) raise my rating.

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Oct 06, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Isaac Sachs: Belief, like fear or love, is a force to be understood as we understand the Theory of Relativity and Principles of Uncertainty: phenomenon that determine the course of our lives. Yesterday, my life was headed in one direction. Today, it is headed in another. Yesterday I believed that I would never have done what I did today. These forces that often remake time and space, that can shape and alter who we imagine ourselves to be, begin long before we are born and continue after we perish. Our lives and our choices, like quantum trajectories, are understood moment to moment. At each point of intersection, each encounter suggests a new potential direction.

Oct 06, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Haskell Moore: There is a natural order to this world, and those who try to upend it do not fare well. This movement will never survive; if you join them, you and your entire family will be shunned. At best, you will exist a pariah to be spat at and beaten-at worst, to be lynched or crucified. And for what? For what? No matter what you do it will never amount to anything more than a single drop in a limitless ocean.

Adam Ewing: What is an ocean but a multitude of drops?

Sep 19, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sonmi 451: "Our lives... are not our own... From womb to tomb, we are bound to others... past, and present. And by each crime... and every kindness... we birth our future."

Sep 18, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Timothy Cavendish (to the residents of "Aurora House" staring at him through a bay window as he attempts escape): "Soylent Green is people! Soylet Green is made of people!!!"

Sep 18, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Timothy Cavendish (voiceover; reminiscing about falling naked out of an open window into a bush, after getting clawed by a cat he was covering his privates with after getting caught making love with his girlfriend by her parents): "...Two sprained ankles, one cracked rib. Official cause of accident listed on the hospital form...: "Pussy"."

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