Friday, January 25, 2008
Cloverfield; Take 2
I loved it. The monster design was great. Hasbro is releasing a limited edition of it later this year so everyone will have their very own, high priced Cloverfield. You couldn't get a true money shot of it, but you did get the suggestion that this thing was big, lean and very different in it's design. The parasitic ticks that fell off of it were even nastier, probably becasue of the one-on-one interaction with the people. The actors were decent and they showed true fear and desperation. The hand-held camera was a little disorienting, but it did have it's calmer moments. If you're open to motion sickness then you should either pass on it or take some dramamine before you see it. There have been reports of people being sick during the movie. The story is a basic one, but with the camera work, action and threat from the monsters supporting it, this movie worked for me. It was very entertaining and I recommend it to everyone that's a big monster-movie fan.