Cloud Atlas is a new movie by the Matrix Brothers, and it’s about how everyone’s lives are intertwined, past, present and future, and I don’t know about you, but it seems awfully pretentious. Like, if I were to show up in the theater to watch this film, it would judge me and find me lacking.
“Don’t you care about the intertwinedness?” the imaginary Cloud Atlas in my head says.
“No,” I say.
“Don’t you want to see Tom Hanks play a variety of characters?” continues the imaginary Cloud Atlas.
“Oh, God, no!”
“What are you? Some kind of poser?”
And then I’d have to admit that I didn’t actually even like the FIRST Matrix movie, and then Cloud Atlas would never let me hang out with the cool kids while they talk philosophy ever again.