All I can say is that I enjoyed a 3 hour movie that had some interesting new thoughts. But in the end people want another superhero movie or some tired action flix. Don't blame the movie makers for creating stupid movies over and over again because you would rather run to see Taken 2 or the Man with the iron fist before you even give Cloud Atlas a chance. Is it a long movie ( Yes ) Is it full of confusing time changes ( YES ). But I'm wasting my time because people are already dying for Iron Man 3 or Thor 2. Wow that will be something NEW. Enjoy!!!!