Great news, you guys: The Matrix IV is out, and it's way better than Matrix: Revolutions. It's Matrix: Gumpalutions.
That's the easiest shorthand for Cloud Atlas, the Tom Hanks-starring, post-global epic that co-writers and –directors Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski have composed from novelist David Mitchell's much-admired book. It's a largely faithful adaptation, visually sumptuous and often tenderly acted. It's also 165 inert minutes of proof that what we talk about when we talk about unfilmable is not can but should. The gulf between the two has rarely been wider than it is here, and the answer is no, no, no.
Not for the reason you'd expect, though, the usual elitist complaint that books are for thinkers and movie