Sunday, January 27, 2008

Look Out, There's a Monster: Cloverfield

Directed by Matt Reeves
Released January 18, 2008

The first thing I need to say about the first 2008 release I am seeing is that I got a headache about two minutes in which did not go away until well after the film ended. It is basically a bunch of people running around New York City with a handheld camera for an hour and a half. While I personally could have down without the dizziness, the handheld nature of it all made the whole thing more frantic. In trying to compose my feelings about the film, I find myself at somewhat of a loss. I hated all the characters so much because they were just so dumb (especially T.J. Miller, better known as Marmaduke on ABC's Carpoolers). The idea should be to run away from the monster, not towards it. All in all, however, I was pretty into the movie, whether I was laughing at it or being genuinely excited, maybe even on the edge of my seat. I cannot say too much more without giving anything away, but I do wish a bit more had been explained, though I guess I should not have expected any more answers from a J.J. Abrams film.


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