J. J. Abrams, Bryan Burk
Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas, T. J. Miller, Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel, Odette Yustman
Bad Robot Productions
1 Hour and 25 Minutes (85 Minutes)
Some Thing Has Found Us
The year is 2008. We are at the beginning of a new technological boom. The Internet now begins becomes necessary and tucked into every home. Sites like YouTube are filled daily with video where everyone shares moments from the first dog's sneezing to political demonstrations. The movie could not develop in parallel. The authority had done with "The Blair Witch Project" in 1999 and now the found-footage films had begun to produce "per kilo" before with good results and sometimes miserably.
The Cloverfield is set in New York, during a farewell party organized by the Jason along with his girlfriend, Lilly the glued Hud-which is a pretty bad pun on the HUD Heads Up Display or otherwise, gamers will understand-and void their girlfriend, Marlene for Rob to which offered slavery in Japan. In the Hud was videotaping the party hence the found-footage. At the party arrives and Rob's ex, Beth, along with his new partner. The Brawl is inevitable and Beth leaves distraught. Then it becomes earthquake and the current citywide cut, just reverts all they hear on the news that a tanker capsized.
Then deafening explosions lighting the sky causing terrible disasters. Suspicions that a new terrorist attack but not confirmed as cause of all this is a giant monster that brings panic and death. Called the army and begins the evacuation of the city which evokes WarZone when Rob listening to a message from Beth saying it is trapped and unable to move, decides to risk everything and goes to save her, before the entire New York destroyed forever.
The movie without credits, lasts 80 minutes and the duration of an ordinary cassette camcorder of the era.
The film begins late in presenting the story of the pair Rob/Beth. Actually Rob's love for Beth is a key driver for the plot of the movie Cloverfield making a drama that takes place in a time of mass destruction by a monster storyline from the mind of H. P. Lovecraft. This means that focuses more on the characters too and on interactions between them. A film achieves this by making the characters interesting, multi-dimensional with motives and logic. The Cloverfield fails in this area because none of the characters does not make us really care for him as most of their actions have no background, no show some attractive personality and besides the couple, the Hud is there simply to hold the camera at any cost, and the two girls are just consumable. This is the bet that puts anyone who turns a movie in such a way: to be able to justify the need for filming and how this (something I did out of Paranormal Activity).
Nevertheless, the film manages and keeps enthusiasm undiminished, as the action never stops, the images of destruction of New York evoke the AWE, and exists everywhere the sense of hopelessness among residents and making allusions in the post 9/11 hysteria that exists among u.s. residents Also Director Matt Reeves following the successful recipe that follows and the Jaws, reveals the monster gradually, blunting the agony and fear. The effect is very meticulous and impressive as the choice of sites. Finally, the film marked PG-13, so the gore is virtually nonexistent.
CloverfieldMovie Review Highlights
- To the head of the statue of liberty on the streets of New York.
- Helicopter shots.
- The close-up of the monster.
5 = Ατελείωτο λουτρό αίματος - 4 = Πολύ αιματοβαμμένο - 3 = Αιματοβαμμένο - 2 = Ελάχιστα αιματοβαμμένο - 1 = Σταγόνες αίματος - 0 = Ανυπαρξία αίματος
5 = Αριστουργηματικό! - 4 = Πολύ καλό - 3 = Καλό - 2,5 = Μέτριο - 2 = Κακό - 1 = Πολύ κακό - 0 = Δεν βλέπεται με τίποτα!
Impressive monster, awesome effects and nonstop action.
Mediocre acting and dialogues, irrational actions of the characters. Also the found-footage style can strain some.