History YMMV / CloudAtlas

23rd Feb '18 1:19:01 PM renenarciso2
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** The Frobisher segment is a battle of wills between a villainous NietzscheWannabe (who produces art because he wants to be remembered as a great man) and a sympathetic [[Anti-Nihilist TheAntiNihilist]] (who produces art because it's his way to keep the darkness at bay).

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** The Frobisher segment is a battle of wills between a villainous NietzscheWannabe (who produces art because he wants to be remembered as a great man) and a sympathetic [[Anti-Nihilist TheAntiNihilist]] TheAntiNihilist (who produces art because it's his way to keep the darkness at bay).
23rd Feb '18 1:18:21 PM renenarciso2
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** The Frobisher segment is a battle of wills between a villainous NietzscheWannabe (who produces art because he wants to be remembered as a great man) and a sympathetic TheAntiNihilist (who produces art because it's his way to keep the darkness at bay).

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** The Frobisher segment is a battle of wills between a villainous NietzscheWannabe (who produces art because he wants to be remembered as a great man) and a sympathetic TheAntiNihilist [[Anti-Nihilist TheAntiNihilist]] (who produces art because it's his way to keep the darkness at bay).
22nd Feb '18 3:26:59 PM renenarciso2
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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Big time. The movie (and book) as a whole is a call for human beings to treat each other with more compassion, but each segment denounces a specific evil:
** The Ewing segment is a massive TakeThat against colonialism and social darwinism.
** The Frobisher segment is a battle of wills between a villainous NietzscheWannabe (who produces art because he wants to be remembered as a great man) and a sympathetic TheAntiNihilist (who produces art because it's his way to keep the darkness at bay).
** The Luisa Rey segment is a criticism of crooked corporate capitalism and sexism.
** The Cavendish segment criticizes ageism.
** The Somni segment is an epic TakeThat against consumer capitalism.
** The Zachry segment is the last stand of civilization against barbarism.
5th Jan '18 12:30:29 PM nombretomado
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* NarrowedItDownToTheGuyIRecognize: It doesn't take long to figure out that any character in the film HugoWeaving portrays is a Bad Guy, from the father-in-law that has no problem engaging in the slave trade, to the professional assassin, to even a WitchDoctor version of the devil himself. And then there's the BattleaxeNurse.

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* NarrowedItDownToTheGuyIRecognize: It doesn't take long to figure out that any character in the film HugoWeaving Creator/HugoWeaving portrays is a Bad Guy, from the father-in-law that has no problem engaging in the slave trade, to the professional assassin, to even a WitchDoctor version of the devil himself. And then there's the BattleaxeNurse.
21st Nov '17 10:45:37 PM smasll_lordvoice
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** The Kona are a tribe of all-male lawless marauders in a post-apocalyptic future who notably wear war paint that makes their faces resemble skulls. Are we talking about the cannibal tribes of Hawaii or the [[Film/MadMaxFuryRoad War Boys]]?
20th Aug '17 7:12:27 AM klutzymoi
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Fans of the movie felt this way about the potential of a Frobisher-Sixsmith reunion.
8th Aug '17 10:48:19 PM Piterpicher
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* LoveItOrHateIt: The film was polarizing for critics. Some, including Creator/RogerEbert, listed it as one of the best of the year. Other critics savaged it, and it drew accusations of {{yellowface}}.
27th Jun '17 5:06:19 PM nombretomado
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* GeniusBonus: The name of the music piece Robert Frobisher creates is called the ''Cloud Atlas Sextet.'' A sextet, according to TheOtherWiki is "a formation containing exactly six members. It is commonly associated with vocal or musical instrument groups, but can be applied to any situation where six similar or related objects are considered a single unit." The novel is told through the PointOfView of six different people.

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* GeniusBonus: The name of the music piece Robert Frobisher creates is called the ''Cloud Atlas Sextet.'' A sextet, according to TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki is "a formation containing exactly six members. It is commonly associated with vocal or musical instrument groups, but can be applied to any situation where six similar or related objects are considered a single unit." The novel is told through the PointOfView of six different people.
12th May '17 6:12:30 AM SorPepita
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* CompleteMonster: [[ProfessionalKiller Bill Smoke]] from the ''Luisa Rey'' story is a [[PsychoForHire psychotic hitman]] who shows little regret for anything he does. Hired by [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Lloyd Hooks]] to kill anyone who knows about his company’s nuclear reactor conspiracy, Smoke sets out to murder anybody who gets in his way. He kills a much older Rufus Sixsmith and makes it look like a suicide, and almost kills an unaware Luisa, backing off when she ends up not discovering him. When a man named Isaac Sachs gives Luisa a copy of the nuclear report Sixsmith tried to give her, Smoke kills Sachs by blowing up the plane he’s in, along with the people inside it, later attempting to murder Luisa by running her car off a bridge. After discovering that Luisa survived the crash, he tries to murder her again, along with her partner, Joe Napier. Before his death, Smoke [[ShootTheDog shoots an innocent Mexican woman’s dog]] and calls her a "[[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain stupid fucking wetback]] " for not telling him where Luisa and Joe are.

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* CompleteMonster: [[ProfessionalKiller Bill Smoke]] from the ''Luisa Rey'' story is a [[PsychoForHire psychotic hitman]] who shows little regret for anything he does. Hired by [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Lloyd Hooks]] to kill anyone who knows about his company’s nuclear reactor conspiracy, Smoke sets out to murder anybody who gets in his way. He kills a much older Rufus Sixsmith and makes it look like a suicide, and almost kills an unaware Luisa, backing off when she ends up not discovering him. When a man named Isaac Sachs gives Luisa a copy of the nuclear report Sixsmith tried to give her, Smoke kills Sachs by blowing up the plane he’s in, along with the people inside it, later attempting to murder Luisa by running her car off a bridge. After discovering that Luisa survived the crash, he tries to murder her again, along with her partner, Joe Napier. Before his death, Smoke [[ShootTheDog shoots an innocent Mexican woman’s dog]] and calls her a "[[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain stupid fucking wetback]] " wetback]]" for not telling him where Luisa and Joe are.



* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: Some people feel that Hugh Grant plays the same character over and over again in some of the movies he's in. There's a very good chance that those same exact folks are also utterly shocked to see him play the cannibal in the post-apocalyptic segment. Even Grant admitted he was having a lot fun playing the roles he did.

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* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: Some people feel that Hugh Grant plays the same character over and over again in some of the movies he's in. There's a very good chance that those same exact folks are also utterly shocked to see him play the cannibal in the post-apocalyptic segment. Even Grant admitted he was having a lot of fun playing the roles he did.



* SpecialEffectFailure: In spite of some very good instances of makeup, the attempts to change the races of several actors runs straight into UncannyValley and is highly distracting. There's some amount of contention between critics whether it was intentional or not.

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* SpecialEffectFailure: In spite of some very good instances of makeup, the attempts to change the races of several actors runs straight into UncannyValley and is highly distracting. There's some amount of contention between critics over whether it was intentional or not.



** ''Some'' of the the makeup effects are amazing. While part of the point of re-using actors is for the audience to notice that the same people keep popping up in various incarnations throughout time, the makeup can make it difficult to tell who plays whom at times. Unfortunately, the SpecialEffectFailure of some makeup takes a lot away from the overall achievement.

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** ''Some'' of the the makeup effects are amazing. While part of the point of re-using actors is for the audience to notice that the same people keep popping up in various incarnations throughout time, the makeup can make it difficult to tell who plays whom at times. Unfortunately, the SpecialEffectFailure of some makeup takes a lot away from the overall achievement.



** Rufus Sixsmith. In the 1936 story, not only is he an active participant in a same-sex relationship (no doubt very much taboo at the time) with Frobisher, but he has to deal with his lover somewhat stringing him along at various times. And yet he stays very much loyal to Frobisher up through the point where [[spoiler: he arrives to visit him, only to find he has just committed suicide]]. Then in the 1973 story, still very much haunted by his old love, he provides Luisa Rey with an expose on the corruption at the nuclear power plant where he works. He then promptly is [[spoiler: assassinated by a hit man hired by the plant.]]
** Timothy Cavendish get abused by gangsters, his older brother and a sadistic nursing home but because his tale is PlayedForLaughs, he falls between this and a ButtMonkey.

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** Rufus Sixsmith. In the 1936 story, not only is he an active participant in a same-sex relationship (no doubt very much taboo at the time) with Frobisher, but he has to deal with his lover somewhat stringing him along at various times. And yet he stays very much loyal to Frobisher up through the point where [[spoiler: he arrives to visit him, only to find he has just committed suicide]]. Then in the 1973 story, still very much haunted by his old love, he provides Luisa Rey with an expose on the corruption at the nuclear power plant where he works. He is then promptly is [[spoiler: assassinated [[spoiler:assassinated by a hit man hired by the plant.]]
** Timothy Cavendish get gets abused by gangsters, his older brother and a sadistic nursing home but because his tale is PlayedForLaughs, he falls between this and a ButtMonkey.
12th May '17 5:59:05 AM SorPepita
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