3. 'Cloud Atlas'
This is the biggest disappointment that I had this year, and I saw it twice. David Mitchell's 2004 novel is an uphill battle incarnate. And nobody makes it to the top. Like Mitchell's book, the laudable attempt by Matrix directors Andy and Lana Wachowski and their Run Lola Run buddy Tom Tykwer is to show we're all connected. But audiences may only unite in their confusion.