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6 minute long "Cloud Atlas" trailer. New Wachowski Bros.
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10-30-2012, 11:12 AM
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Oh, I don't think there were holes...I mean, there might have been, but I didnt catch them.
Not sure how all the characters fit into the plot or theme of the movie. Each person was in each time period, sometimes good, sometimes bad. What was the point? That everyone is different with different personalities but look similar throughout time and love someone that also looks similar?
It looked to me like each person was developing. Like take a look at the Tom Hanks and Halle Berry characters.
Hanks was actually pretty damned "evil" early on. Hanks sort of works himself from "evil" to "neutral" to "good", I think the boogeyman in his head after the fall represented the remnants of his psychological problems left over from his spiritual journey throughout all the reincarnations. Imagine if he hadn't been blown up on that plane. Berry and Hanks would have gotten together in the 70's, Hanks would have worked his way to "good" much more quickly because of Berry's influence. And then he would have been able to affect more people throughout his lives in a positive way, thus creating more good in the universe.
To me the theme of the movie is laid out in the speach that the Korean replicant gives. That we are all interconnected. That we affect each other, that when we are "good" to each other we create a better humanity because we help others to be "good." The movie likens "evil" to cannibalism. In the sense that "evil" people destroy "good" people and have to be fought so that everyone has a chance to live.
There is more but I don't want to write paragraph after paragraph here, lol. Maybe the movie speaks to me so clearly because I am an agnostic Buddhist.
‘Look at what is broken in you and you will understand what is broken in the world.'
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