Sunday, May 05, 2013

Cloud Atlas: the two-sentence review


At its heart, the subject matter of Cloud Atlas (the novel) is the core component of all fiction, the story.

At its heart, the subject matter of Cloud Atlas (the movie) is the core component of all cinema, the less-than-convincing facial prosthesis.

4 comments:

Annie said...

Oh no, oh no. I had a bad feeling about it.

LC said...

My two word review of Cloud Atlas (the movie, I have not read the novel): Wait, what?

savannah said...

the VFX were stellar! xoxoxo

Tim Footman said...

It wasn't wholly terrible Annie. But the multi-role casting gimmick went from being slightly distracting to profoundly irritating.

LC: I think it's the first time I've seen an adaptation that's actually more complicated than the source material. Still, you can't accuse them of dumbing down.

So were the FX in Avatar, Savannah. Which meant they didn't have any money left over for a script.