2012: #7 Cloud Atlas


Directed by: Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski
Written by: Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski
Starring: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Keith David, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant
Distributer: Warner Brothers
Country: Germany
Language: English
Rating: R
Running Time: 171 Minutes
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Date released: 10/26/2012
Date seen: 10/27/2012
Worldwide Box Office Gross: $107,989,814
# of Oscar nominations: 0
# of Golden Stake Nominations: 7 (Best Chase, Makeup, Sound Design, Editing, Ensemble, Adapted Screenplay, and Under-Appreciated)
# of Golden Stakes Won: 3 (Makeup, Editing, and Under-Appreciated)

Between the Matrix sequels, Speed Racer, and their secondary career producing stuff like Ninja Assassin I was kind of worried about the Wachowskis. For that matter, I wasn’t exactly sure if Tom Tykwer would be able to hit one out of the park again either. And yet, these seemingly unique filmmakers were somehow able to come together in order to create a film of stunning ambition that’s unique in its vision. It’s a film that takes a book that no one (myself included) thought could be adapted and just goes right ahead and made it. Of course there are some rough edges and questionable decisions that were made along the way, but I couldn’t help but be amazed by the sheer scope and audacity of the project in spite of these flaws.
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