Tuesday, January 15, 2013

From the realms of the mid-19th century, the early 1930s, the mid-1970s, 2012 and a far distant future, six stories of different individual intertwine like threads on a tapestry woven by fate. They are same individuals somewhat reincarnated thus portraying differently character roles on different times.   

And as the story goes, we will see how their lives are connected by some different kind of force, that we barely even notice and signifies something more than what meets the eye.

(2011) Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Small Fry; 
(2012) Electric City, Partysaurus Rex, Cloud Atlas; (2013) Captain Phillips, Saving Mr. Banks

A doctor in 1849; a hotel manager in 1936 who racks Ben Whishaw's composer; a physicist in 1973 who will help journalist Halle Berry; an author in 2012; an actor playing Timothy Cavendish in a movie in 2144; a coward goat herder in 2321 who helps Halle Berry’s Meronym, a representative of the last vestiges and an elderly Tom Hanks.

(2007) Across the Universe; (2008) The Other Boleyn Girl, 21; (2009) Heartless; 
(2010) The Way Back, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole; 
(2011) One Day; (2012) Upside Down, The Promised Land, Ashes, Cloud Atlas

A young lawyer Adam Ewing, who helps an escaped-slave; a hotel guest in 1936; a father in 1973; a soccer fan in 2012 who gets in a pub fight to help some senior citizens; a Korean freedom fighter in 2144 who saves Doona Bae; a doomed tribe member in 2321.

 (2000) X-Men; (2001) Swordfish, Monster's Ball; (2002) Die Another Day; 
(2003) Gothika; (2004) Catwoman; (2006) X-Men: The Last Stand; 
(2007) Perfect Stranger; (2012) Dark Tide; Cloud Atlas;

A slave from an aboriginal tribe in 1849; wife of Jim Broadbent in 1936; the brave journalist Luisa Rey; a hip Indian at a party in 2012; a male Korean doctor in 2144 who helps free a clone; an advanced being in a primitive post-apocalyptic world in 2321.

Linda Linda Linda (2005); Tea Date (short film, 2005); 
The Host (2006); Doomsday Book (2012); As One (2012); Cloud Atlas (2012)

The white wife of Jim Sturgess and daughter of Hugo Weaving in 1849; the wife of Jim Sturgess and mother of James D'Arcy's niece in 1973; a Hispanic woman in 1973; Sonmi-451, a clone who is engineered to be a worker but starts to have an independent mind of its own.

(2001) Bridget Jones' Diary; (2002) Two Weeks Notice; (2003) Love Actually;
 (2004) Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason; (2006) American Dreamz; (2007) Music and Lyrics;
(2009) Did You Hear About the Morgans?; (2012) The Pirates, Cloud Atlas;

A reverend and a plantation owner in 1849; a hotel clerk; the owner of a nuclear power plant in 1973; brother of Jim Broadbent; a Korean restaurant manager in 2144; the leader of a band of cannibal warriors in 2321.

(2001) The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring; (2002) The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers; 
(2003) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions; 
(2007) Transformers; (2009) Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen; 
(2011) Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Captain America: The First Avenger; 
(2012) The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Cloud Atlas;

The father of Doona Bae in 1849, who is involved in the slave trade; a Nazi in 1936 who is a friend of composer Jim Broadbent; an assassin in 1973; a female nursing home orderly in 2012; a Unanimity authority figure in 2144; a Devil-like figment of Tom Hanks's imagination in 2321.

This movie surely will leave you in awe and gets into your mind as the story really gets interesting. This is a whole new and fresh experience since the Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and other block buster movies.

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