First ‘Cloud Atlas’ Clip Is Less Esoteric Than ‘Matrix Reloaded’ But More Than ‘Matrix Revolutions’ (VIDEO)

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bill-swift - September 29, 2012

The first full clip from next month's Cloud Atlas has been released and my enthusiasm for the movie is just as tepid as it was before I saw it. In the spoiler-y clip, six storylines are tied together in less than two minutes without much explanation for what's going on or how we got there. Also I don't know who thought it was a good idea to shove that gross orange wig on Tom Hanks, making him look like a sex offender from the 70s.

All that being said, there's a lot of buzz over the film and I think if nothing else, it will be a visual adventure that will make up for the Wachowski Bros. last movie, Speed Racer. It's difficult enough a task to have multiple story-lines come together over the course of two hours, let alone two minutes, so I'm not writing it off just yet.

Cloud Atlas opens October 26th.