New Cloud Atlas trailer is…ambitious

Now we have to confess that we pretty much lost our shit over the last Cloud Atlas trailer that came our way a few months back. This latest offering however has left us feeling sadly underwhelmed. Perhaps that might be because this one doesn’t show us anything of Hugh Grant. We love a bit of Hugh Grant trying to do serious acting here at BFF…

We can see now why the first trailer that was released ran for an epic five and a half minutes. The plot of Cloud Atlas is so rambling and vast (and pretentious…sorry) that to try and get a two minute edit must be nigh on impossible. What we have is one angle of the film shown to us here…with its meaning bashed into us over and over again…

Everything is connected. Did you get that? Everything IS CONNECTED!! Just look at all of those A-list Hollywood stars in multiple roles showing you just how bloody connected everything is. Everyone but Hugh Grant that is… Directed by Tom Twyker and Andy and Lana Wachowski the film boasts an impressive cast featuring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Ben Whishaw and Jim Sturgess. The plot of Cloud Atlas (for those of you fortunate enough not to have struggled through the book) is about how our lives all all interconnected and affect each other. As one person’s soul is changed from that of killer to hero, a chain reaction is set off across centuries and continents touching the lives of seemingly disparate people in ways they never imagined.

So yeah, it was a book to win prizes essentially (yawn). Whilst this trailer is a bit heavy handed with the message, we have faith still that the overall film will be good! Call us misguided but whatever, we’re off to go and re-watch the epic trailer for the 100th time. See you in a while…

Cloud Atlas is released in the UK on 22nd March 2013

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