50 New Cloud Atlas Photos Confirms The Cast Wears A Lot Of Silly Looking Make-Up

50 New Cloud Atlas Photos Confirms The Cast Wears A Lot Of Silly Looking Make-Up

"Cloud Atlas" features many things — narratives, characters, special effects…but it also has a lot of makeup. A lot. With the extended principal cast — Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Sturgess, Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Hugh Grant, and Bae Doona — playing multiple roles in a tale that spans centuries, the trick was making them look similar, yet also distinct in each case. And for the most part it works, and you don't really notice it. But time to time, it is distracting. (We're looking at you, Thug Hanks).

Anyway, with the movie now a couple of weeks away from landing in theaters, Warner Bros. has dropped a virtual atlas load (we're so clever) of new images that take you into every nook and cranny of the movie without any regard for spoilers or saving some surprises for the cinema. We do see their point, though. It's probably hard to sell a movie that's nearly three hours long whose central conceit is We're All Connected, so they're likely hoping that at least one of these images will resonate with someone. Period drama? That looks cool. Futuristic sci-fi? No way! Thug Hanks? Can we get a spin-off?

"Cloud Atlas" spins on normal screens and in IMAX on October 26th. Take a deep breath, and then click below.

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Comments

Am I the only one....

Am I the only one who doesn't think the make-up looks that silly? I think the movie sounds absolutely brilliant, no matter the many rants about it…

rodie

This is going to be so so terrible.

K-Rage

Don't downplay blatant yellowface as a gimmick. The practice of non-Asian/white actors being made up to appear "Asian" has got a long racist history and shouldn't be excused, I don't care how important or unimportant the film is. And Halle Berry being made up to play a white woman is not comparable to Jim Sturgess and Hugo Weaving in racial drag. Come on.

Ray H

It's more of a gimmick than racism. Several of the images are of Halle Berry in white face (though she looks more like Madonna).

K-Rage

So y'all are just going to ignore the racist yellowface fuckery that's going on in this movie? Oh. Okay.

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