Warning: this trailer is just about 6 minutes long.
So, the cast is star-studded: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant and Susan Sarandon. Cloud Atlas is “An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.” (IMDb.com) The directors include Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run), Tom and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix). Even though it has a 6 minute trailer the actual length is 164 minutes (2 hours, 44 minutes).
To me, this is classic Oscar-bait; high-concept, star glittered actors and crazy awesome visual effects. It feels like Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain that had separate but the same events in different timelines. Other than that, that’s all I have to say about it because I was more confused than informed than before.
Will this win over the Academy? Will you see