9. Cloud Atlas
Visually, Cloud Atlas was a very beautiful film. Acting was on par with the cast used (Tom Hanks, Hugo Weaving, Halle Berry, etc.). This film is uniquely plotted, jumping back and forth through different times and stories. It works with a few themes that go a long way for a film of this scale. But in the end I felt flustered by the sense of blabbering in how the movie concluded after almost three hours of viewing. I was not at all intimidated by the length of the film or the layers of the complex tale, but when combined in this film, they made me very weary of ever really wanting to give this one another shot. I can't say that the point Cloud Atlas was attempting to make, whatever that may have been, was worth the countless stories and trying to find some way to make sense of itself by the end. I mean no offence to Cloud Atlas, but this film tied a knot that now keeps me a few paces away from it at all times.