Friday, July 27, 2012

Cloud Atlas Trailer

"Cloud Atlas" seems to be a movie about everything.  Pirates, musical theory, mountain adventuring, lost love, found love, resurrection, literature, gangsters, explosions, huge flower structures, and the FUTURE!!!  The trailer below is nearly six-minutes long, and I don't think they could have sacrificed a second to fully explain this movie.

So since this trailer is just too amazing, I had to look up what the heck was actually going on during this trailer, since it seemed like the world's most gi-huge-mungous epic, a movie that could easily last nine hours - and don't think they haven't made nine hour movies before, they've made 175 hour movies. This is just two hours and forty minutes, about the length of "The Dark Knight Rises".  The reason its that long is because its actually an adaptation of "Cloud Atlas", a 2004 book by David Mitchell, which is not one continuous story over time, but actually six episodes of totally different people across something like a thousand years.  They're connected because every story features the characters hearing the stories of the previous people.

Altogether, "Cloud Atlas" looks like a great big feast of a movie.  It either will be an impressive adventure of recurring themes across time or a jumbled mess of confusing stupidity.  I dunno.  But it definitely is not something that should be missed.


  1. Hey Blue, what do you think of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy? Does it seem interesting to you? Have you played it? Are you pissed at some of the song choices like me (NO WEAPON RAID YOU BASTARDS!!!!)?

    1. I thought it looked like Dissidia Dance Party and so have ignored it. Also, I don't have a 3DS.

    2. Aw, that's too bad. That means you're gonna have to wait when it comes to KH3D, huh? Better hope Norman the Hannukah Penguin is extra kind to you this year!

  2. This looks very interesting, I'll have to keep an eye on it. Worst case scenario: with six stories in one movie, odds are I'll like at least one of them.