Cloud Atlas, untill the extended preview trailer, I have not heard of it before. altough I love to read I even never heard of the book (2004 by David Mitchell) before. Which I will read as soon as I get my hands on it, anyway I am drifting of already:), back to the upcoming movie. I have watched trailer a dozen times already, which for most movie I only do once, but this trailer its just great. I made me think on what the movie is about, and it hit me ( after seeing the trailer for the first time), it is something ( and I don’t want to sound like some ….) I have read before in the books by James Redfield (Celestian Prophecy).
Past, present and future, and all are connected, in some odd way I actually believe this to be true. People you’ve met in this life you have met before, esspecially those very close to you, be it in another situation, other relationsship but always the same people and facing the same problems and this is were Buddhism kicks in. In Buddhism they say that Nirvana (the state of ‘ultimate’ peace) is reached, if one has faced all their problems and has solved them only then your life(s) is( are)done, you have reached ulitimate peace.
I haven’t thought about this for along time, and now…well food for thought and time read up! Stefan Arndt ( Run Lola Run) and the Wachowski brothers bring us Cloud Atlas with the tag line”everything is connected “according to Buddhism and “The Force” this is true.
I am really looking forward to see this, and I hope Cloud Atlas delivers for it could be one the best movies on life since What Dreams May Come (Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr. & Annabella Sciorra) and Tree of Life ( Hugh Jackman & Rachel Weisz) which are also themes that fit right in with Could Atlas and are highly underrated (but that is just my personal feeling).
Cloud Atlas Starring Tom Hanks, Hugo Weaving, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Susan Sarandon Jim Broadbent, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae will be in cinemas October 26th 2012 ( US ) and for Holland November 26th.