Country: Germany / USA / others
Summary: An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future.
Review: Three hours were needed to connect six stories to each other. Each story share common characters along past, present and future, whose actions will have influence in their next lives. Adapted from David Mitchell’s novel, “Cloud Atlas” manages to blend the futuristic action of “Matrix” with the anxiety of “Run Lola Run”. And this wasn’t by chance, since the directors of this movie are the same of those cited above. But an important aspect that the movie can’t achieve is to find an efficient way to make a clear transition from story to story and finally connect them through a final coup. With a big and luxurious cast, “Cloud Atlas” keeps you alert but it isn’t more than a mechanical movie, which only survives due to its agitated motion and accurate imagery.