Courtesy to Nuffnang I get to watch Cloud Atlas Premier Screening last night before it release in cinema..well sorta since it was last year movie but now only shown in Malaysia.
A powerful and inspiring epic from the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer, based on the best-selling novel by David Mitchell. Drama, mystery, action and enduring love thread through a single story that unfolds in multiple timelines over 500 years. Characters meet and reunite from one life to the next as the consequences of their actions and choices impact one another through the past, the present and the distant future.
What can I say? It was pretty mind blowing and mind fucked movie. 1 movie, 3 hours, 6 story, past, present, future, all connected. Get pretty confusing when the timeline was jumping here and it cause me hardly remember any of the main characters name. But everything pretty easy to follow up once you able to sort out the timeline.
For those who don't afraid of spoiler, here i sort out the timeline and connection to you all. Everything started with the journal written by Adam Ewing in 1849 read by Robert Frobisher in year 1936. After completed "The Cloud Atlas Sextet", Robert Frobisher suicide before his gay lover, Rufus Sixsmith arrived. In 1973, Rufus Sixsmith become nuclear physicist and met a journalist, Luisa Rey. Sixsmith was murdered because he got a report of a conspiracy regarding the safety of a new nuclear reactor run by Lloyd Hooks. Luisa Rey read all Rufus letter from Robert after that and found the report of the conspiracy and her partner suggest her to write her life as novel.
In 2012, Timothy Cavendish - publisher received a manuscript of a mystery novel based on Rey's life. In year 2144, Sonmi-451 watched a movie based on Cavendish's adventure before she was captured for execution. In year 2321 after the fall, Sonmi was to believe is God for Zachry and his villager, The Valley until he found the truth about Sonmi in the video in Cloud Atlas.
Well, that pretty much connection happens in the six story and how that affected each other life. Sadly the story did not reveal what's the birth mark means. Reincarnation? or same bloodline? The movie also shown Vyvyan Ayrs, music composer who dream about waitress who has same face (refer to future, Sonmi) and also Zachry who suddenly has vision of the past (the previous 5 story before him). But why? What does it indicate?
Again, I love this kind of movie. Would love to watch again to capture more details stuff since I manage to catch some unintentionally.