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The complaints about the way the film is shot--with the handy cam--are valid and fair. I was not bothered by them.
Finally, I will say this for the film. Yes, when I saw it in theaters, it felt uninvolving. However, it was also haunting. There was something about it that I felt compelled to come back to. I have now seen it three times. The more I see it, the more I see INTO it. I think seeing this movie once and dismissing it is a mistake.
this style of filming has been one of the best ideas in horror, because there are no other styles that make the terror and action feel so real. there were multiple times i got chills down my neck from this movie. its just.. intense.
but.. without the camerawork, it is little more than another monster movie, which isnt a bad thing. it would still be leagues above most in the genre.
it takes a little time to get to know the characters in the opening scenes. i found most of the characters very believable and engaging. i actually cared about their everyday lives, and past together.(the first time in a while a was fearing for characters lives. i usually like the "villains") it turns out one of our main characters is leaving to live in china or something for a while, and theres a surprise going away party for him. nows about the time to buckle your seatbelt..
simply put, this movie blew me away. the camera style locks you in for the ride, and wont let go till its over. my heart was racing throughout 90% of the movie. you really are right there with them, dealing with the situation in front of you.. it could be the wildest ride you ever have on the couch.
Cloverfield a huge risk taken by the film-makers and I must say naysayers can whine for all their mouth but Cloverfield shuts everyone up and delivers. Another thing I loved about the film is that it's barely 80 minutes you know. I read so many negative reviews of this film but I must say the film is truly one of the better films I've seen in 2008. In 2010, when I'm watching 2008 films, I will still look back at this film and say Wow.
If you liked War of the Worlds, there is no way you can dislike this. It doesn't even have that irritating little girl screaming her mouth off. It has rats running for shelter, it has bridges collapsing, it has fire, it has sky, F16s, honest believable humor and flirting skills, it has 6.42 AM and mineral water.
I doubt I'll want to watch the ever so cheesy Transformer films again.
Labeled as Godzilla meets The Blair Witch Project, Cloverfield definitely incorporates portions of both but comes out the other end as its own animal.
The myopic view was seen, as stated earlier, in The Blair Witch Project, which had a handheld camera being buoyed around by an amateur film maker, allowing the viewer to get up-close and personal with the story. With Cloverfield, we get the same experience but with a bit more high-tech status along the way. New York skyscrapers crumble and explode. The head of lady liberty comes hurtling down the street. The Brooklyn Bridge gets twisted and ripped apart like tissue paper. And the "monster" causing all this ...well ...you'll have to see that for yourself. I will say, however, that it was nice to only get glimpses of the creature and its `offspring' since that is the way it would truly happen if viewed through one person's eyes.
Which brings us to the Godzilla aspects of the film. Japan has that monster, and J.J. Abrams (Lost) gives us a new American one here. Unique is size, shape, and color, this new beast is just as tough to kill as Godzilla and has many smaller monsters (about the size of a regular dog) that it sheds like lice.Read more ›
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Fun take on the classic giant monster movie. Teens in the house loved it with one exception. The shacky cam found footage was the weak link. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Eclipse Graphics
I forgot about the video camera point of view thing. Had enough of that. You don't really like any of the characters. The little aliens are cool. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Jennifer C.
Great movie... A little dated now but they are coming out with a sequel...Published 14 days ago by Jason Masters
Cloverfield is a movie with people, suspense and monsters. If you like any or all of those things you'll be able to tolerate it.Published 18 days ago by A. Whittington
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Same for me too, man - with the Philips BD-P9000 (same unit as the Sammy 1000). I've tried with both Philips and Sammy firmware.
Jun 11, 2008 by BigDad5150 | See all 5 posts
I don't know why people think that the ending is "bad". The fact that the characters are pathetic little peons in the grand scheme of things who don't understand what's happening is what makes it great! There are literally a hundred other monster movies where you get to see the typical... Read More
Aug 4, 2008 by David Moore | See all 10 posts
|no bonuses when bought from amazon.||
Does Amazon's at least come with special features or is this like the $15 Transformers version that has just the movie?
Apr 21, 2008 by Maxim Bronfman | See all 3 posts
|What's with the UK getting a 2 disc, more extras edition?||
i have been reading around... i believe "Case Designate: Cloverfield" is the actual film... not a special feature...
the box art on the uk 2 disc set is better than the us 1 disc box, but that steelbook edition owns them all...
Apr 16, 2008 by carnage | See all 2 posts
Just picked up the steel book version today at fye. Its pretty sick if ur a movie buff like me. I wish it had 2 discs, it should have I know theres a lot more it could have shown. But I got the releae day discount so I only paid 19.99 which is the same price as anywhere else so Im not... Read More
Apr 22, 2008 by Reuben Roa | See all 10 posts
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