Friday, January 18, 2008

Cloverfield

My very very short review of this movie:

You remember the Blair Witch Project? Remember Godzilla? Take the shaky cam from one add the monster from another, throw in a bit of "realism" and viola! Cloverfield.

I recommend this movie if you are a 13 year old boy, or if you thought 28 Weeks Later was a really good movie. Else I suggest a pass on this one.

But then again, I tend to have different tastes in movies than everyone else.

p.s. If you do watch this try not to think about what you would do, it just leads to frustration.

If you want a more detailed review let me know.

5 comments:

Kat said...

Well, I'm not a 13 year old boy but I did like the 28 flicks. I like any horror/thriller movie. If you can find Dying For Satan I highly reccomend it. Although it's kind of like scrubbing your brain with steel wool.

The Math Ninja said...

I liked 28 Days Later, but not 28
Weeks Later. Cloverfield is a really neat idea, but I wouldn't say I enjoyed the movie, mostly because I spent 97% of the time with my eyes closed due to the shaking.

Think Frustrated said...

Quick secret/sequel spoiler:

During the credits, there's a weird static and a whisper. When played backwards, the whisper clearly says, "It's still alive." Very JJ Abrams. Look forward to a second dose.

Ookami Snow said...

@kat: I liked 28 Days Later, 28 Weeks later however was not good at all. They seemed to forget that they were making a zombie movie about emotions not gore.

@Think: Yeah, he would do something like that, maybe the second time around there will be a bit more to the story, and a bit less shaking.

kimberlina said...

such a shame, really. i heard the review on npr that said similar things - just that the hand camera got really annoying after 5 minutes.