Cloud Atlas (Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski) - 2012

That was different.  This movie is worth seeing even if you do not subscribe to author David Mitchell's theory of connectivity.  The examination of good versus evil is made through six stories of past, present and future with just tiny threads of sameness.  Tom Hanks and Halle Berry lead the acting ensemble that includes Susan Sarandan and Hugh Grant.  Doona Bae is exceptional as Sonmi-451.  All of the major actors play multiple roles in this three-hour movie.  The makeup artists deserve special mention for their work.  Connections aside, there are good stories here.  Some may prefer that they had been shown sequentially and chronologically.  [JAM 10/28/2012]