Cloud Atlas, a movie review

A movie review written by Lee Sonogan

2h52min (2020) Action, drama, mystery

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[first lines] Zachry: [shivering beside the fire] Oh, lonesome night. And babbits bawling, the wind biting the bone. Wind like this… full of voices. Ancestry howling at you, yibbering stories, all voices tied up into one. One voice differing. One voice, whispering out there, spying from the dark. The fangy devil, Old Georgie his self. Mm. Now your ear up close, and I’ll yarn you about the first time we met, eye to eye.

This epic sci-fi is written and directed by the Wachowskis known for creating the Matrix movies, that alone made me observer the fairly long film. During its four-year development in pre and production due to its eventually produced $146.7 million budget, it made just under the mark of around $130 million at the box office. For the story, an explanation shall be featured below.

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.

Blending genres in a way I like, the dialogue becomes a bit convoluted. Containing a large cast of actors such as Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Hugh Grant and countless others, many make ambitious performances. While this was originally a collection of fictional novels by the other author, maybe overall it would have been better in my opinion if they made it a trilogy instead of packing a lot of original source material into one thing.

Cinematography wises it presents something of something but fall flat during some key scenes. There is a reason why the movie has dated over the last couple of years. Not one of the best of the science fiction theme although delivers on some mystery and dramatic elements. I recommend it if other chatter commenting on the flic interests you otherwise, consume it to kill time


This is such a profound work of art, it touches the soul, it changes the way you see life and I cried at the end. It left such an impression on me. ce_draqutz (IMDB, A masterpiece – 10/10)

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