Goddamn, this trailer for Cloud Atlas stinks like hog ass. It has some gorgeous visuals, I’ll cop to that. The rest of it is a nightmare of awful dialogue, pedantic murmurings on love, and a pretty boring score. I’ll still see the joint. It’s got too much buzz around it not to dabble in its seeming bloat.
The Wachowskis have wrapped – I think – on their Cloud Atlas banana cakes novel adaptation. This means that it is time for them to begin engaging their derivation engines and churning out Jupiter Rising. Per all their usual excessive secret, not much has been known about the flick. Until now.
I have no clue what the novel Cloud Atlas is about. No damn clue. Everything I know about it has been derived from reading news reports about the Wachowski’s adaptation of it, and all these news bits tell me its a bit of an unwieldy tome. So I’m not surprised that the pig is coming in at nearly three hours. The good news? It may actually deliver.
The Wachowskis have been trying for a while to get their flick Jupiter Ascending off the ground. After struggling with it for a good amount of time they shifted gears and turned their eyes towards adapting Cloud Atlas. With that whole dealio winding down, they’re going to give Ascending another go.
I’m probably alone on this, but I fucking miss The Wachowskis. Sure, the Matrix sequels were heartbreaking, but they essentially made V for Vendetta, and I thought Speed Racer was fucked-up, absurd madness. A sugary mindfuck that seems like a progenitor to Scott Pilgrim.
So I’m pretty stoked at the news that they’ll be teaming up with Tom Hanks for ‘Cloud Atlas.’