Friday, May 10, 2013

Cloud Atlas - Tom Tykwer and Wachowskis

Quite liked it.

Its got multiple different stories going on simultaneously, set in different time periods, ranging from a few hundred years back to a few hundred in the future. The stories tread on each other very indirectly, and obliquely, through shared artifacts, legends and of course the actors themselves,  but are pretty much complete pieces in themselves. There are stories set long back, of black stowaways were fighting for their life. Or the tortured love story of two men, and a piece of music, and the price of freedom. And then there are futuristic sci - fi stories of cloned women in world where they are little more than pieces of machinery, and a time even more in the future , post- apocalyptic so to speak, where the cycle is almost complete.

So do we see the same themes and people over and over? What does it all signify? Trying to sort through what it all means, is of course a different thing altogether. My first, multiply interrupted viewing, on a tiny screen did very little justice to this complex and well made movie. Maybe I'll watch it again, or perhaps read the original book, and flesh out my thoughts on this again.

Suffice for now to say, that it is definitely worth a watch, and perhaps another watch too.

1 comment:

...:M e d h a:... said...

Hi Tess, thanks so much for visiting and commenting on my blog. I like your review of the movie (which I have not watched, but probably will now). Have a good day!