Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Cloud Atlas (2012)

The Warchowskis are back with an anthology of 6 unconnected stories from 6 different genres, set in the past to distant future.

The gimmick: Everything is connected by the narrative structures of film and story. Yes, it's a 3 hour exercise in Lit 101.

Watch for: Wachowskis riffing off Amistad, Moby Dick, Amadeus, The Talented Mr Ripley, The China Syndrome, Shaft, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Make Way for Tomorrow, Soylent Green, Blade Runner, Logan's Run, Total Recall, The Fifth Element, The Road Warrior, Zardoz, and A Canticle for Liebowitz -- and mashing them into one bland mess.

Read my full review at Fridae, first published on16 January 2013.

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