Originally Posted by Silverload
I don't know what Cloud Atlas is. All I know are the ideas of the movie, but I don't know what the story is. I know that it deals with reincarnation, and that it is a series of stories connected somehow. For most people (the mainstream), crazy ideas without a story to latch onto comes off as weird.
When weird is hyped being "cerebral", then the knee jerk reaction is to view it as being pretentious.
Honestly, if it wasn't for the wonderful 5 minute trailer, I would not see this movie. Sadly, the only people who have seen this trailer are film/internet buffs, not really the mainstream.
Agreed. I'm still not sure what to make of this film. It looks like a Frankenstein combo of "The Fountain," "Blade Runner," "Being Human," and "Southland Tales." I liked all those films (I actually loved
the former 2), but I'm not sure how they would look all together.