Mind-Bending 'Cloud Atlas' Hits Movie Theaters

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The new movie "Cloud Atlas," starring Tom Hanks and Halle Berry, is due to hit theaters this weekend.

The R-rated film from the makers of "The Matrix" trilogy crosses several time periods and genres to tell the story of how each person's life can impact those to come.

The actors are sometimes rendered unrecognizable, changing characters - including race and gender -- throughout the movie.

"I just thought … this looks like the trailer for every film a studio is doing for the entire season," Plugged In Online quotes actress Susan Sarandon.

Plugged In Online film critic Adam R. Holtz noted that while the film addressed the freedom and the cost of securing it, "it ultimately knows nothing of the God of all inspiration and offers no judgment for evil choices made in a man's lifetime."

"There's no salvation here. No Christ. No Savior. Just another chance to, perhaps, get it right in another life," he concluded.

Film critic Bob Waliszewski, director of Plugged In Online, shared his thoughts on "Cloud Atlas" and other films, on CBN News Channel Morning News, Oct. 26. Click play to see his comments.

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