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Cloud Atlas has been on my list for a minute now. That one looks incredibly badass to me. I'm a big fan of Tom Tykwer though, so I was kind of biased before I even saw a trailer.

 

And, by the looks of it, 3 hours is really going to be cramming it in. It could have probably used a couple more.

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This is possibly the best movie I have ever seen. Wow. Even at 3 hours I didn't want it to end--and we contemplated going to grab some dinner and catching the late show after. Seriously, awesome artistic direction, the plot was moving without being manipulative, every detail mattered. It was like every film genre in one movie. I have never seen anything so complex so brilliantly executed. A-MA-ZING!

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^^Daaaaamn! A bunch of use were supposed to go Friday night, but we opted for Oktoberfest instead. The right call was ultimately made, but now I'm going to have to wait another week or go see it alone, but this definitely sounds like the kind of film you want to discuss immediately afterwards.

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Wife and I are going to go see this in a few hours from now. A couple of people on my facebook page have been saying wonderful things about this, plus what you guys have been saying makes me look forward to it enough to get past having to be out in public and having to interact with society and such. That and I got some damn good smoke from the most outrageous of places so, yeah, baked I will be. Helps with the people thing.

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So it wasn't what I thought. Without discussing it or leaking any spoilers I will just say this. It did not feel like 3 hours. I have been to movies where after 30 min I am dying to go smoke a cig, and for this one, none of that. That being said I would love to see something further with just Sun Mee 451 and the "far future" place that "worshipped her" (no spoilers in that). I know they pretty much covered everything, but it would have been great to see how Sun Mee affected her own time. I know that wasn't the point, so don't call me on that, I get it...

 

But all in all I enjoyed it. I wouldn't mind a 6 hour directors cut honestly, and thankfully there is a book where I should hopefully get a more in-depth look at everyone and everything. Wasn't the groundbreaking, visual spectacle I was expecting, but it ended up being much more.

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So it wasn't what I thought. Without discussing it or leaking any spoilers I will just say this. It did not feel like 3 hours. . .

 

But all in all I enjoyed it. I wouldn't mind a 6 hour directors cut honestly. . .

This.

 

I enjoyed it but I was the teensiest bit disappointed. From the extended trailer I really was expecting something more to be revealed from seeing the film in its entirety, but honestly the trailer pretty much sums up everything. I can see why Tulip is gushing over it as a big BSG fan. The film was a technical winner with editing and cinematography (make-up was hit or miss for me though) and it masterfully blended most of the major genres of cinema (comedy, drama/romance, mystery, and sci-fi/action) into one film. However, for me Cloud Atlas lost some of its grandeur b/c BSG did something very similar over the course of four seasons. I'm glad I saw it in the theater as it's a film shot with such scope. I also agree w/ Mortiss in that the Neo Seoul story was the one I clamored for more of.

 

And Halle Berry really shined in the 70s sequence. Hanks did his best work as Zachry in the "after the fall" sequence.

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Haven't seen it yet, but I did just watch an episode of The Colbert Report where it was promoted that made me laugh out loud more than just a few times.

 

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