Cloud Atlas

{5/5} “I will not be subjected to criminal abuse.”

Cloud Atlas, released in 2012

In 1849 an escaped slave stows away on a boat, revealing himself to a lawyer who he believes is a good man — unbeknownst to the lawyer, his doctor is trying to kill him to get his money. In 1973 a journalist comes across evidence that someone is going to create a nuclear reactor disaster — she soon has people trying to kill her. In 2144 a clone who works in a restaurant is introduced to radical ideas about what she should be allowed to do — she escapes from the restaurant but authorities won’t rest until they capture her. 

This movie goes back and forth between several storylines — it might be a bit confusing at first, but stick with it.

A bunch of actors play different roles in different storylines. The connections between the storylines are subtle.

It’s about freedom. I liked it even more this time.

Stars Tom Hanks and Halle Berry. Directed by Tim Tykwer (A Hologram for the King) and the Wachowskis (the TV show Sense8). The music by Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, and Tom Tykwer builds to a glorious finale.

This is the 2nd time I’ve seen it. My earlier review is here.

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One Response to “Cloud Atlas”

  1. Renette Davis Says:

    I really enjoyed this movie. I had seen it before but it was long enough ago that I couldn’t predict what was going to happen.

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