Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Cloud Atlas

Welcome to a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

Cloud Atlas – Opening October 26, 2012

This film is a tough one to tackle. Its trailer has to be one of the most confusing ever released, mainly because it doesn’t attempt to form a narrative but instead just presents its extremely strange assortment of actors, characters, and everything in between. It seems to be something like a mix between “The Fountain” and “The Tree of Life,” with considerably bigger star power and more players in the mix. Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Jim Sturgess, Hugo Weaving, and Hugh Grant are just a handful of the more well-known faces playing at least a few characters each, if their costumes and the IMDB credits are any indication. As adapted from the novel by the Wachowski brothers, best known for the “Matrix” saga, this could prove to be very exciting. A 164-minute runtime hardly seems surprising given the breadth of material, people, and locations presented in the trailer. I wouldn’t expect it to make much sense or to be terribly coherent, but I think it looks too fascinating and intriguing to pass up. Let’s hope its mesmerizing nature overcomes any plot densities.

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