History YMMV / CloudAtlas

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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6th Nov '16 9:39:56 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[PsychoForHire Bill]] [[ProfessionalKiller Smoke]] from the ''Luisa Rey'' story shows zero regret or empathy as he ruthlessly and methodically kills a good amount of the cast in that segment ranging from "suicides" to even [[spoiler: blowing up a plane with innocent people on board just to get his target]]. He also shows himself to be a nasty bigot as well, outright calling an innocent Mexican woman a "fucking wetback" and shooting her dog right in front of her.

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* CompleteMonster: [[PsychoForHire Bill]] [[ProfessionalKiller Bill Smoke]] from the ''Luisa Rey'' story is a [[PsychoForHire psychotic hitman]] who shows zero little regret or empathy as for anything he ruthlessly and methodically 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 good amount 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 cast in that segment ranging from "suicides" nuclear report Sixsmith tried to even [[spoiler: give her, Smoke kills Sachs by blowing up a the plane he’s in, along with innocent the people on board just inside it, later attempting to get 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 target]]. He also shows himself to be a nasty bigot as well, outright calling death, Smoke [[ShootTheDog shoots an innocent Mexican woman a "fucking wetback" woman’s dog]] and shooting calls her dog right in front of her.a "[[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain stupid fucking wetback]] " for not telling him where Luisa and Joe are.
26th Oct '16 11:09:48 PM jabberwocky1996
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* VindicatedByHistory: When the film came out, many critics were polarized as to what to think of the split 6-story-line arc, the strange make-up work, and the borderline New Age-esque philosophy of the film. As the years pass, it seems like the movie has done nothing but gain ground in its stature, being viewed as a masterpiece. Many critics that disliked it on its first viewing watched it again, saw the rewards of multiple viewings, and changed their mind. It's still a slow process for this film, though, with some people still finding it stilted and pretentious.
23rd Sep '16 2:10:02 PM Larkmarn
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* DoubleStandard: People who criticize the YellowFace aspect of the movie rarely even mention the fact that non-white actors change their race too.
** Or that all of the Polynesian characters are played by African or African American actors (perhaps to make the slavery parallels more apparent)
5th May '16 10:04:54 AM Berrenta
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* ItGetsBetter: Though the first twenty minutes or so of the film are hard to follow, it becomes easier to comprehend the non-linear stories after you get to know all of the protagonists.


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* SlowPacedBeginning: Though the first twenty minutes or so of the film are hard to follow, it becomes easier to comprehend the non-linear stories after you get to know all of the protagonists.
16th Jan '16 12:17:33 AM mitcher
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* HilariousInHindsight: Timothy talks about Creator/HermanMelville and ''Literature/MobyDick'' in the beginning of his story. Fast-forward to 2015, the film adaptation of ''In the Heart of the Sea'' stars Creator/BenWhishaw as Herman Melville.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Timothy talks about Creator/HermanMelville and ''Literature/MobyDick'' in the beginning of his story. Fast-forward to 2015, the film adaptation of ''In the Heart of the Sea'' ''Film/InTheHeartOfTheSea'' stars Creator/BenWhishaw as Herman Melville.
16th Dec '15 5:44:45 AM LahmacunKebab
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* RewatchBonus: The film is loaded with little touches and {{Foreshadowing}} you'll probably miss on the first go around. On top of that, some viewers found themselves having different opinions after watching it second time. Creator/MarkKermode outright called the film a failure (albeit an honorable one) on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKVfpRLfWOc his first viewing]] but on his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n66GotwXN9I second viewing]], he found a new appreciation for it.



* RewatchBonus: The film is loaded with little touches and {{Foreshadowing}} you'll probably miss on the first go around. On top of that, some viewers found themselves having different opinions after watching it second time. Creator/MarkKermode outright called the film a failure (albeit an honorable one) on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKVfpRLfWOc his first viewing]] but on his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n66GotwXN9I second viewing]], he found a new appreciation for it.
9th Dec '15 3:44:50 AM mitcher
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* CompleteMonster: [[PsychoForHire Bill]] [[ProfessionalKiller Smoke]] from the ''Lusia Rey'' story shows zero regret or empathy as he ruthlessly and methodically kills a good amount of the cast in that segment ranging from "suicides" to even [[spoiler: blowing up a plane with innocent people on board just to get his target]]. He also shows himself to be a nasty bigot as well, outright calling an innocent Mexican woman a "fucking wetback" and shooting her dog right in front of her.

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* CompleteMonster: [[PsychoForHire Bill]] [[ProfessionalKiller Smoke]] from the ''Lusia ''Luisa Rey'' story shows zero regret or empathy as he ruthlessly and methodically kills a good amount of the cast in that segment ranging from "suicides" to even [[spoiler: blowing up a plane with innocent people on board just to get his target]]. He also shows himself to be a nasty bigot as well, outright calling an innocent Mexican woman a "fucking wetback" and shooting her dog right in front of her.



* HilariousInHindsight: Timothy talks about [[Literature/MobyDick Herman Melville]] in the begininning of his story. Fast-forward to 2015, the film adaptation of ''In the Heart of the Sea'' has Creator/BenWhishaw playing as Herman Melville.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Timothy talks about [[Literature/MobyDick Herman Melville]] Creator/HermanMelville and ''Literature/MobyDick'' in the begininning beginning of his story. Fast-forward to 2015, the film adaptation of ''In the Heart of the Sea'' has stars Creator/BenWhishaw playing as Herman Melville.
9th Dec '15 2:17:57 AM mitcher
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* HilariousInHindsight: Timothy talks about [[Literature/MobyDick Herman Melville]] in the begininning of his story. Fast-forward to 2015, the film adaptation of ''In the Heart of the Sea'' has Creator/BenWhishaw playing as Herman Melville.
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