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Trailer: Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas – Trailer / Bande-Annonce 6 Minutes… by Lyricis

22 Responses to “Trailer: Cloud Atlas”

  1. martin s says:

    It feels like Lost: Abbreviated.

    This will either work amazingly, or be a disaster of unmitigated proportions.

  2. anghus says:

    cant wait. love the risk takers.

    and martin is right. this feels like tree of life. it will be an even divide between ‘loved’ and ‘unwatchable’.

    With this and Life of Pi, lots of eye candy coming our way.

  3. bulldog68 says:

    You gotta love these ambitious projects. They normally sharpely divide the critics and the public and the conversations after they are released are tremendous.

    One thing the Wachowskis are not is boring, and I was bored by Tree of Life. This trailer already has more excitement in 6 minutes than ToL had in 139.

  4. palmtree says:

    I love how this trailer is 6 minutes long and still doesn’t reveal the story.

  5. Razzie Ray says:

    I had my doubts when I heard about the project…

    but SHIT. This looks pretty darn interesting.

    Twyker and Wackowskis are very hit and miss with me. Couldn’t get through Speed Racer. V for Vendetta is spectacularly overrated. Perfume is insane (but brilliant).

    I love seeing huge stars like Berry and Hanks take on a project like this.

  6. Krillian says:

    What bulldog68 said.

  7. movieman says:

    Anghus- Didn’t you think “Life of Pi” looked more like Tarsem than Ang Lee?
    (And where’s Tobey Maguire in the trailer? Isn’t he supposed to be in the movie??)

  8. anghus says:

    yes, it looked a lot like Tarsem. But since i like Tarsem, i figured it’s a good thing.

  9. etguild2 says:

    Didn’t SWATH look more like Tarsem than “Mirror Mirror?” Who the hell knows anymore…

  10. bulldog68 says:

    I honestly did not get the Tarsem feel from this. Tarsem is about landscapes and the environment that you are in affects the actions. I’ve always thought the Wachowskis were more character driven in unique environments.

    This trailer seems to be attempting so many textures that to pull them all off successfully seems almost impossible, but god I’m glad they are trying. I don’t know why but I see some shades of Akira in there, and yes some Fountain, But I’ve always looked at things differently.

  11. Don R. Lewis says:

    I agree with everyone who said the same two things that popped into my head when I saw this earlier:

    1. Man, that looks ambitious
    2. Man, this is going to tank.

    It TOTALLY reminds me of THE FOUNTAIN and that movie never found it’s footing in my opinion. But count me in nonetheless as it looks visually spectacular. And, ambitious.

  12. chris says:

    Palmtree, if it’s faithful to the book, there’s really no way to tell the story. It’s six stories of pretty much equal weight.

  13. LexG says:

    Not even really exaggerating, this is maybe the best trailer I can remember, ever, catapulting this from some whatever-bland-sound prestige shit to OH MY GOD… Anything about loss, memory, time, regret is pretty much my favorite thing ever… This thing had me bawling from a minute in.

    Hanks looks AWESOME in this. Instantly springs this from curio to MOST ANTICIPATED of the year for me.

  14. anghus says:

    bulldog, we were saying Life of Pi looks like Tarsem, not Cloud Atlas.

  15. bulldog68 says:

    My bad Anghus.

  16. Don R. Lewis says:

    LIFE OF PI looks incredible too but everytime I see the trailer, I think of Roger Millers song “You Can’t Roller-Skate in a Buffalo Herd” in the part where he sings “you can’t ride around with a tiger in your car, you can’t ride around with a tiger in your car…”

    Who remembers that?!?! OK, just me and Leydon.

  17. LYT says:

    Life of Pi looks more liek Shyamalan to me. And not the early, good Shyamalan either.

    (I know it isn’t, but it needs to prove me wrong)

  18. chris says:

    I hope it’s not like early Shyamalan. That “Wide Awake” was deadly.

  19. Tim DeGroot says:

    Hugo Weaving entering Samuel L. Jackson self-parody stage?

  20. palmtree says:

    Granted it’s not a traditional narrative, but usually with two minute trailers we get a ton of spoilers. The idea of a six minute spoiler free trailer seems like an embarrassment of riches.

  21. Smith says:

    Some of the later moments in the Life of Pi trailer remind me of The Lovely Bones. The fake, oversaturated CGI light in particular. But the opening on the ship and some of the early stuff with the tiger looks fantastic. Definitely looking forward to the film.

    Cloud Atlas looks incredible. I found the book extremely interesting and impressive in many ways, but also overwritten and somewhat frustrating. A movie that cuts through some of the more indulgent qualities of the writing could really be something special.

  22. christian says:

    Looked like a rather middling Arco ad to me. WTF Wachowski’s? Arco Ads? Where’s the scope with a guy pumping gasoline. Maybe the 3D will help.

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