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Ambitious ‘Cloud Atlas’ tough to follow

Halle Berry is Meronym and Tom Hanks plays Zachry in the 24th century section of “Cloud Atlas.” Berry and Hanks have a role in each of the movie’s six subsections.
Halle Berry is Meronym and Tom Hanks plays Zachry in the 24th century section of “Cloud Atlas.” Berry and Hanks have a role in each of the movie’s six subsections.
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Maybe if you’re 20 years old and high in your dorm room with your friends, the platitudes presented in “Cloud Atlas” might seem profound. Anyone else in his or her right mind should recognize it for what it is: a bloated, pseudo-intellectual, self-indulgent slog through some notions that are really rather facile. Ooh, we’re all interconnected and our souls keep meeting up with each other over the centuries, regardless of race, gender or geography. We’re ...


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