KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Andy and Lana Wachowski, (formerly known as Larry) are the duo behind the new movie Cloud Atlas.
They've made a name for themselves in Hollywood for their historic work in special effects. But their skills faulted them in 2003 with the release of The Matrix Revolutions.
In this viewer's opinion, this movie ruined the series which used to be remarkable. You can put the blame on both the Wachowski's and Keanu Reeves for the horrendous piece of work.
On the bright side, it's now 2012 and the Wachowski's have hired two A-list actors to lead the way.
Tom Hanks and Halle Berry rarely pick bad roles. That's good news because in Cloud Atlas, they each play six different characters.
"You want see the soul that connects all of these characters. Therefore you want to see, you want to know that's the same actor," co-star Hugo Weaving said.
It's important to include all six roles because Cloud Atlas dives into the past, present and future. It's about how acts of kindness can spread across centuries, and inspire a revolution.
Cloud Atlas has also picked up early Oscar buzz due to its powerful cast and impressive visuals.
"I do think this film is epic, both in its ideas and in its scope and in its visuals," co-star Susan Sarandon said.
Some other familiar faces in Cloud Atlas include Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, Keith David and Jim Sturgess.
With Cloud Atlas, it does seem like it could wow audiences and restore the Wachowski name.
Just remember what the Matrix series did. It was an innovation in filmmaking.
However, the final one left a sour-taste around the country that can't be forgotten.
For the sake of the Wachowski's, I hope Cloud Atlas doesn't disappoint us all.
"I think this movie's going to have magnificent, stellar architecture," Hanks said. "It's going to have a scope that's bigger than anything I've ever seen."
Cloud Atlas is rated R for violence, language, sexuality/nudity and some drug use.
Runtime: 2 hours and 53 minutes.
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