This is BX @ Boxden.com


Cloud Atlas (2012)


Poll results - Rating
5 Stars 2 10.00%
4 Stars 12 60.00%
3 Stars 4 20.00%
2 Stars 0 0%
1 Star 2 10.00%
Voters: 20. Sorry, you cannot vote on this poll (Boxden members only) [Click here to become a member]

New replies will show automatically every 15 second(s) Automatic thread refreshing has been stopped because you appear to be idle. Un-Idle - Reload

 Cloud Atlas (2012)
 11-24-2012, 09:19 AMaway - #21
HHS 1 heat pts

  d 
space
$5,244 | POWERFUL
Originally Posted by Vancouver
Didn't you think that using the same actors throughout all the different stories was 1. a bit obvious and 2. really going hard on something that was only hinted at in the book as a possibility, and only for one person, not a set of people?
I think when going from a novel to a film it's understandable to be more obvious and heavy-handed, and to play up a certain theme, because you don't have the time to develop the story in the way a novel does. I think if they hadn't used the same actors, and also if they hadn't done the quicker jumps between stories, then it might seem much more disjointed, especially to someone who hadn't read the novel.
 11-28-2012, 07:52 AMaway - #22
CTre 17 heat pts17

  d 
space
$26,316 | POWERFUL
Originally Posted by Kal Tourette
movie is great to the initiated and enlightened intellectual thinkers but horrible and bad to the short attention span, no patience having, unenlightened, ignorant bunch who u probably catch at a twilight show or madea movie lol
Hellurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
 11-28-2012, 08:42 AMaway - #23
BlackRepub85 8 heat pts

  d 
space
$5,023 | POWERFUL
Originally Posted by Kal Tourette
movie is great to the initiated and enlightened intellectual thinkers but horrible and bad to the short attention span, no patience having, unenlightened, ignorant bunch who u probably catch at a twilight show or madea movie lol
I disagree, I have a horrible attention span and I have no patience, but I found the skipping between eras very attention grabbing. Me not reading the book and not knowing there was a book, it kept me alert figuring out what's going on. Also, I didn't read anything about the movie, I just picked it because Halle was in it honestly and accientally fell into a good movie.
 12-01-2012, 03:58 AMaway - #24
Vancouver 9 heat pts

  d 
space
$2,281 | 10576235
Originally Posted by HHS
I think when going from a novel to a film it's understandable to be more obvious and heavy-handed, and to play up a certain theme, because you don't have the time to develop the story in the way a novel does. I think if they hadn't used the same actors, and also if they hadn't done the quicker jumps between stories, then it might seem much more disjointed, especially to someone who hadn't read the novel.
Good points. Still, I think making a bunch of characters go throughout time was too much, when it was only the possibility of the main character, with the birth mark. I haven't seen the movie yet, but the trailer was pretty expansive. I also thought adding a love story through the ages was reaching as well. Did they at least have the line where Cavendish called the reincarnation in the Luisa Rey story too new age-y? I thought that was an important part of the book that gave readers who didn't care for the theme of reincarnation an out, especially because I think the book is more about reoccuring themes of the human experience, not actually reoccuring people.
 12-06-2012, 05:41 PMaway - #25
Mr_Plenty 

  d 
space
$2,137 | 4466637
i gotta watch it

Last edited by Mr_Plenty; 12-06-2012 at 06:09 PM.. Reason: dont matter my nigga
 12-23-2012, 07:05 AMaway - #26
freshprinceoba 17 heat pts17

  d 
space
$6,276 | POWERFUL
Originally Posted by Kal Tourette
movie is great to the initiated and enlightened intellectual thinkers but horrible and bad to the short attention span, no patience having, unenlightened, ignorant bunch who u probably catch at a twilight show or madea movie lol



So you mean you right?

Gotta love pretentious people like you This site if full of m.

This movie isnt for 'smart' people, it's really not that hard to understand.

It does try way to hard though and to be honest it's just an average movie, the book is so much better.


3/5
 12-23-2012, 07:39 PMaway - #27
Daville502 1 heat pts

  d 
space
$1,475 | 5827389
I've fallen asleep on this movie twice but i plan on getting through it at some point. It just hasn't been interesting enough to hold my attention.
 01-01-2013, 04:45 PMaway - #28
Mr_Plenty 

  d 
space
$2,137 | 4466637
Ok, this movie is not good to me. Why you may ask? Because you spend too much time trying to connect with all the characters then connect all the characters together and figure out what the hell is actually occuring.

The different story lines are not bad but then they switch to another story line when you are finally being engaged. Then theres the portion where halle and tom hanks speak hard to understand languages. Then theres the #### portion. I can give this movie a 5/10 because afterall it wasn't dumb and involved quite some thinking but on the other hand i want to be entertained.

Don't forget this film is damn near 3hrs long. whew.
 
New replies will show automatically every 15 second(s) Automatic thread refreshing has been stopped because you appear to be idle. Un-Idle - Reload

 


Go Back   Boxden.Com - Stay First. Follow BX. > BX Table Of Contents > The TV and Movie Spot > New Big Screen and DVD Movie Ratings
    
         

 



Latest hot topics on fire the past 48 hrs
Find me a Soprano's or Breaking Bad scene fu-king with this
98 comments
Video inside  Introducing PS4 Share Play...
57 comments
NFL Top 10 Diva's in The NFL
58 comments
 MMA Ufc 179: Aldo Vs. Mendes 2 Official Discussion Thread
New reply 2 minutes ago - 122 comments - by Gramz
 NCAAF Week 9 Cfb Thread(top 25 Only)
New reply 9 minutes ago - 358 comments - by JBoogie
 Video inside Sunset Overdrive Embargo Lifted Early Review
New reply 2 minutes ago - 103 comments - by BunsBundy
  The Game.....has One Of The Best Songs Of The Year.
New reply 10 minutes ago - 68 comments - by Littlefinger1
 audio inside Lupe Fiasco - Haile Selassie Ft. Nikki Jean (prod. By ...
New reply 2 minutes ago - 130 comments - by 10th Wonder
  Oct 24 - Death Threats Aimed At Boy, 11, Who Bagged Ra...
New reply 11 minutes ago - 64 comments - by messy marv stan
 Image(s) inside She's Cute And All, But Are We Supposed To Ignore This...
New reply 9 minutes ago - 62 comments - by BasedonMars
  Oct 24 - Teacher Ashley Zehnder Faces Sex Charge After...
New reply 11 minutes ago - 70 comments - by Frasier

Like BX on Facebook Follow BX on Twitter
5,826 fans of BX | none new today 4,801 following and 5 new today

hot topic blog       hip-hop   |   sports   |   movies   |   games   |   news   |   wild'ish   |   gear   |   rides   |   tech

contact us   |   mobile   |   privacy statement

 Boxden.com. 1998 - end of time.