Posted on 5/18/08 11:11 AM
Man the anticipation of this for me was very extreme. Back in January I went on my first date with a girl, who is now my girlfriend, to see this movie. We got 30 minutes in and she ran out of the theatre. I grabbed her stuff and we left, so all I saw was 30 minutes before I bought the dvd. I knew I'd love it because well......giant monsters are just fun. So I bought it and watched the whole thing with her...and it's incredible.
And your plot.. : Cloverfield follows five New Yorkers from the perspective of a hand-held video camera. The movie is exactly the length of a DV Tape and a sub-plot is established by showing bits and pieces of video previously recorded on the tape that is being recorded over. The movie starts as a monster of unknown origin destroys a building. As they go to investigate, parts of the building and the head of the Statue of Liberty come raining down. The movie follows their adventure trying to escape and save a friend, a love interest of the main character
One of the things that bugs me the most is the first 20 minutes or so. It's so annoying and NOT re-watchable. Trust me I've tried and thanked everyone for fast-forward. I mean it just kills time, and I want to get to the monster fighting. C'mon can you blame me? Another thing that really gets me is the fact NOBODY has ANY idea of what's going on. So how the fuck do we? Thats why this more of a movie to watch for the action scenes than an apocalyptic over-used piece of shit. All we know is 1) Guy is going to tokyo and had sex with a chick. 2) Giant monster is destroying the city, and 3) Don't get emotionally attached to any character.
The CGI is...unbelievable. For such a B movie, it's CGI ranks it to a lower A movie. I don't mean scenes like the monster running around, but more like everyone running off the bridge as it's collapsing. The little bugs are probably my favorite part of the movie, they make such a freaking weird and crazy sound. It's truly a fun movie. Very well shot in my opinion. I love hand held ideas and shakey cams, I think it capture more to your mind. Like action that was never put it is revealed by the camera shaking around.
Cloverfield (reeves 2008) :fresh: 8/10