Sunday, June 2, 2013
It is historical, it is sci fi, it is adventure, drama, romance, comedy all wrapped into one. But mostly this is a philosophical tale of karma. You know? Don't do good, know better, do better next time.
Tom Hanks is at his best, Jim Broadbent is just great and Hugh Grant, surprising. Other major players are Halle Berry and Ben Whishaw. Each primary character plays several roles in the story, in fact, here is a map of each character played by the cast. You can see why it takes a good half hour to figure out what is going on.
Interesting, if not for the confusing plot, then certainly for the fantastic makeup jobs on the lead actors. The first time I spotted Hugh Grant, I couldn't quite place him. I completely didn't catch Halle Berry in two of her roles but hey, Tom Hanks IS Tom Hanks, he plays a wonderfully gruesome doctor at the beginning of the movie.
I give this movie 3.5 stars out of 5.