All I’m saying about Cloud Atlas (Warner Bros., possibly December), “an epic story of mankind” with multiple characters and several time-flipping narratives, is that you might want to read David Mitchell‘s 2004 novel of the same name before seeing it. The last thing you want is to watch a film that makes you go “wait…what?” time and again. You want to be truly “with” the experience, and not fighting it or feeling defeated by it. So I’m just telling you as a friend that you need to buy the book and put on the coffee and study it and figure it all out before seeing the film. You’re back in high school and you’ve homework to do. Simple as that.