'Cloud Atlas' Weak At Box Office

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Featuring six plots woven together across five centuries, the Tom Hanks and Halle Berry movie Cloud Atlas, which is based on a David Mitchell novel long considered “unfilmable,” opened to middling reviews and poor ticket sales. What do you think?

“Some said Ulysses was unfilmable, too. Turned out it was.”

Kay Witt • Sound Mixer

“You’d think audiences wouldn’t be able to resist the daring originality of a big-budget sci-fi/fantasy epic with philosophical undertones.”

Nicholas Hartwick • Parole Officer


“I was completely baffled by the trailer, so I watched the entire film hoping I’d understand it better, but I didn’t, so then I read the book, which also didn’t make any sense. So now I’m going to go back and watch the trailer again to see if I missed something.”

Rich Osment • Materials Engineer