Sunday, July 29, 2012

"Cloud Atlas" Trailer

Everything is connected...


"Cloud Atlas" explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future.

Directored by  Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer and Andy Wachowski. Starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Zhou Xun , Keith David, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon and Hugh Grant. Written by Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer and Andy Wachowski.

What you need to know about "Cloud Atlas" courtesy of E!

1. The Story Begins With a Voyage: Namely, the tale begins with the Robinson Crusoe-esque diary about a 19th century journey over rough seas, uncharted territories and the so-called uncivilized world.

2. And a Piece of Music: The journal ends up in the well-stocked library of a wealthy, 1930s-era composer and his self-involved apprentice, who becomes obsessed with the story.

3. Then It Turns Into a Crime Thriller: And the crime isn't all those 1970s fashions. No, Berry is a nosy reporter who takes on corrupt nuclear power plant honcho Hugh Grant who doesn't want her snooping around. The mystery deepens as the hints of the previous two segments linger.

4. And a Fugitive Gets Locked Up: As an aging publisher tries to hide out from some thugs, he finds himself imprisoned in an old-age home before all hell breaks loose.

5. Before the Story Blasts Into a Futuristic Korea: In its biggest leap, the tale loops heads into the future to include amazing imagery, smiling clones and government repression while still managing to maintain a link to what's come before.

6. And Finally, a New (or Old) Beginning After an Apocalypse: Right back where we began, the story returns to a rough island in the middle of the ocean as Hanks and Berry attempt to begin again following a cataclysm.

I like this kind of movie, it makes you think. It keeps your mind at work while you watch. It feeds information to the brain. I like that kind of activity. Not mention, Tom Hanks is a good actor. *whispers - he looks like a friend of ours. Actually, we often tease him that he looks like Tom Hanks! LOL!

Anyway, "Cloud Atlas" is coming out this 26th of October 2012 on theaters near you.


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