"Cloud Atlas" was released Friday, and film is already getting tons of positive reviews.
The movie is based on David Mitchell’s novel, “Cloud Atlas,” and the screenplay was co-written by Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski, the same trio who co-directed the film.
Just days before “Cloud Atlas” made its debut in movie theaters, Lana Wachowski gave a courageous 25-minute speech for the Human Rights Campaign.
Lana Wachowski -- who was formerly known as Laurence "Larry" Wachowski, one of the Wachowski Brothers responsible for "The Matrix" film trilogy -- is transgender. During her recent speech, she opened up about her life as a transgendered person and her painful childhood.
The Internet Movie Datadase, or IMDB, describes “Cloud Atlas” -- starring the likes of Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Surandon, and Hugh Grant as “[a]n 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.”
As of Friday at 4:15 p.m. EDT, the movie had received an 8.4 out of 10 rating from almost 3,000 IMDB users.
One anonymous IMDB user gave a plot synopsis: “Everything is connected: an 1849 diary of an ocean voyage across the Pacific; letters from a composer to his friend; a thriller about a murder at a nuclear power plant; a farce about a publisher in a nursing home; a rebellious clone in futuristic Korea; and the tale of a tribe living in post-apocalyptic Hawaii, far in the future.”
Twitter is all abuzz about the film, as reflected by the tweets excerpted below.
@iamledgin wrote: “I highly recommend Cloud Atlas. Whether you read the book or not it's an incredible movie.”
@io9 posed the following question and answer: “Is Cloud Atlas an unholy mess or a brilliant masterpiece? Yes.”
@ComplexMag tweeted: “Halle Berry in white face? Yes, 'Cloud Atlas' is a mess at times, but Hollywood needs more ambitious projects like it.”
@sternbergh shared, “'Cloud Atlas' is perfect if you long to watch Matrix, Amadeus, Nell, Amistad, China Syndrome & Exotic Marigold Hotel AT THE EXACT SAME TIME.”
However, Rotten Tomato critics have given the film a 59% rotten rating.