I haven’t got much to say about Cloud Atlas, just this — if you feel your life is utterly meaningless, or if you expect to live forever, and so in either case won’t mind wasting nearly three hours on well-meaning but totally harebrained gobbledegook, go ahead and give it a try.

On the other hand, if you value your precious time here on earth, give it a miss and settle for the take-away, which you can get from the poster — “Everything is connected”.

This has been a public service announcement.