Quick thought on Cloud Atlas trailer
Well, for Pete’s sake, don’t watch it if you haven’t read the book. I think!
If the trailer is any indication, it seems like this might end up, against all my expectations, being a good movie, but it also seems like the reading experience of the book will be completely altered for anyone who sees the movie before reading. The story and writing of Cloud Atlas are both stunning, of course, but its structure is so crucial, too. The movie sort of pulls out the rug on that last bit.
Am I being a fusspot about this? I fear I’m being a fusspot, mostly because now I’m feeling renewed pressure to get every person I know to read the book before seeing the movie, and I don’t handle handselling pressure with much grace.
As excited as I am to share My Boyfriend David Mitchell with the world, I have to say I’m pretty nervous about this film.
PROS: It has Jim Broadbent in it! Anything with Jim Broadbent in it should be wonderful, right? And Tom Twyker is involved. (But then again, so is Tom Hanks. I like Tom Hanks, it’s just…)
CONS: Old person makeup, high velocity action. NERVOUS.
And I agree that this trailer gives away far too much about the book’s structure, too much of the plot in general. Then again, so did every single reviewer reviewing the book back in 2004? Either way, I hope it brings My Boyfriend David Mitchell more readers because (*ka-THUNK ka-THUNK*) he is just the DREAMIEST AUTHOR ALIVE. And by “dreamiest” I mean “very talented and capable of weaving complex and engaging dreamlike tapestries in his stories.”