zaterdag 26 maart 2016

Cloverfield

With 10 Cloverfield Lane now upon us, I thought it was finally time to watch the source material.

Released in 2008, and produced by J.J. Abrams, this is like a `first person monster movie`, a bit of like a cross between The Blair Witch Project and Godzilla.

Plot

On the night of friday the 22nd of May, New York is suddenly attacked by a massive monster that came in through the harbour.  Nobody knows what it is and where it came from, but the populace is unprepared and the beast wreaks havoc, even the army not able to stand up to it.

Some friends where having a farewell party for a friend who would move to Japan when it happens, and find themselves caught up in a struggle for survival.  Unfortunatly along the way, they are plucked off, being it by being smashed with the Brooklyn Bridge et all, or (the cool chick) getting bitten by a parasite resulting in what seems to be her belly exploding.

All this is filmed by a handycam that one of the friends was carrying with him, and we get to see the chaos that happens during the attack, and the government decides to destroy the whole city of Manhattan in an effort to stop the beast.

We don`t know if it works, as the final moments filmed on cam are when the bombs fall (well, we do, because at the beginning the camera is retrieved in what 'used to be Central Park') and then we see a small part again of the movie this was taped over.  And pay attention, in the closing moments it`s origins are revealed ;-)

Opinion

Okay, this was a nice movie.  Not super wow, but different and grabbing your attention, like Blair Witch did.  You have so many questions at the end, because all day citizens don`t get the answers, and you`re just seeing it through a random person`s point of view.

Rating:  7 / 10

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