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Cloud Atlas comes to Classics Corner.

Cloud Atlas (2012)

It is rare on Mutantville.com that we come out and declare a movie an instant classic or a masterpiece – but in the case of the latest work from the Wachowski Syblings and Tom Tykwer – that is just the case. Over the past month, we’ve had the chance to see Cloud Atlas in the theaters – not once but twice. With each viewing, the movie becomes richer and more complex with meaning and subtext unfolding throughout. To date, Cloud Atlas has made little more than $25 million at the box office with roughly the same coming from foreign markets. With a purported independently financed budget of $100 million the movie will fall well short of making it’s money back in the theaters. MVP believes in supporting independent works large and small and we want to sound the rallying cry for Cloud Atlas. Go out and see this movie in the theaters TODAY!

If you are fan of cinema, then by all rights you should be a fan of Cloud Atlas. Simply put – it is one of the most amazing works ever committed to celluloid. It defies simple three act structuring, chronological storytelling, and every other cinematic convention one can think of to the extent that it transcends them all and takes cinema and the art of filmmaking into the realm of pure art.

Begin the experience after the leap!

Cloud Atlas and “Old Georgie”

Cloud Atlas combines elements of historical fiction, fantasy, horror, science fiction and dystopian thrillers into one transcendent mind melting melange that will resonate in your mind and heart long after you leave the theater. I put this challenge forward to you dear reader – because love or hate this movie – it will stick with you and it will make an impression. Cloud Atlas tells six stories from six disparate settings ranging from the 18th century to the 24th century that all combine to tell one meta-story quite unlike anything seen before.

A quick look at the trailer or the IMDb listing will show the film is packed with A-list talent from, Tom Hanks, Halle Barry, Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent, Susan Sarandon, Keith David, and more. The cinematography is gorgeous, the FX are top notch and the score it simply sublime. Cloud Atlas is everything that cinema should be and so much more.

We’re going to collect the various trailers and featurettes about the movie in this post for you. If you haven’t seen the movie – watch the trailer below and then go to the theaters while it is still playing. You have to hurry because it won’t be around much longer before finding it’s final home on Blu ray. Once you’ve seen the movie come back and watch all of the featurettes and find out more about the film and the story.

Cloud Atlas (2012) Trailer

MVP Mutant Radio discusses Cloud Atlas (spoiler free and with spoilers).

Featurettes and interviews:

Cloud Atlas Sextet (music from the trailer and film).

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