Report From Cloud Atlas Premiere: 172 Minutes Of Essential Viewing15 October 2012
Report From Cloud Atlas Premiere: 172 Minutes Of Essential Viewing
The main message being beamed back from the movie’s premiere is: make sure you go to the toilet before you take your seat. Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski and Tom Twkyer’s adaptation of David Mitchell’s novel clocks in at a staggering 2 hours and 52 minutes long but according to LA Times, the movie is all killer and no filler, meaning that you wont want to leave your seat for any of those 172 minutes.
If you do decide to leave your seat, it seems, you do so “at your own peril, running the risk of missing of ... oh ... Hugh Grant licking blood off a knife as a cannibal or Hugo Weaving making a grand entrance as a female nurse who'd make Louise Fletcher's "Cuckoo's Nest" administrator cower.” As the narrative skips about, rejecting all notion of linear storytelling, it looks to be a case of ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ when it comes to keeping up with the interwoven stories.’
One of the movie’s stars, Halle Berry has described the experience of working on Cloud Atlas as “once in a lifetime.” She told flicksandbits.com “’Cloud Atlas’ has been a once in a lifetime filmmaking experience. I will never be a part of another film like this in my life – I know it… I’m going to always remember the experience and everything I got from it. I love its originality, the originality of everything (laughs). There are so many barriers being broken here, so many exciting concepts and, hopefully, it will leave people thinking about how they perceive the world and their own lives.”