The buzz around Cloud Atlas is pretty intense (it received a ten minute standing ovation at a recent film festival screening), and here are the film’s three directors–three!–doing a promo:
I’m certainly curious to see the film, but I can’t decide whether I like its title or not. Is it:
- unironically promising the audience a map to the landscapes of change;
- something meaningless pretending to be meaningful (a Daniel Dennett “deepity”); or
- simply oxymoronic?
And the actual trailer itself comes off, at least to me, as Green Mile meets Waterworld. But what say you? Hype or ripe?