Cloud Atlas… An absolutely incredible film!
Their $102 Million budget has definitely not been wasted!
The supposedly “un-filmable” novel my David Mitchell was in my opinion a huge success!
The intricacy of each narrative, differing between 6 different plots that wove throughout a historical maze spanning over 500 years was quite difficult to piece together…however, it compensated for marvelous visuals and captivatingly fast pace action. But the most amazing aspect of this film to me was not the graphics, or the mind boggling twists and connections, but the diversity in the ‘geniusly’ selected cast.
The fact that each member played multiple characters, all ranging from different time eras and contrasting archetypes was incredible…so well done. This film blows my impression of make-up artists to a whole new level!
— check out this chart I stumbled across. It shows the intricacy of characters and cast. However, I am a little disappointed that whoever created this chart left out Chinese actress Zhou Xun. She was amazing!!