Year of Release: 2012
Director: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer
Stars: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Ben Wishaw, James D'Arcy, Jim Sturgess, Hugo Weaving, Keith David, Doona Bae, Hugh Grant, Susan Sarandon, David Gyasi, Martin Wuttke, Xun Zhou
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Score out of ten (whole numbers only): 8
The film is cleverly constructed and built around these different stories, whose tentacles spread and touch all the other ones. The actors are given different parts in the different stories, changing genders, ethnic groups to serve the purpose of the stories and add substance to the common thread of perpetuity of actions throughout different ages. Technically the film is impeccable, from the stunning cinematography, to the visual effects, which create futuristic, yet "realistic" areas (reminiscent of Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" or Steven Spielberg's "AI") , and of course the makeup which is simply superb. This is an ambitious and fantastically crafted film, which maintains the spirit of the book and yet gives it an extra layer due to the interpretation of the directors/writers. Worth watching!