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Posted on 7/19/12 09:52 AM
The exceptional, horrifyingly enjoyable romp Cloverfield has had audiences and critics buzzing for months. The hype has overwhelmed the nation, and sure enough, the terrorizing monster that attacked New York City on that devastating night lives up to it.
Shaky camerawork plus dizzying special effects = a great time at the movies. The shallow project is suspenseful, scary, and full of surprises. The blockbuster starts off where Robert Hawkins (Michael Stahl-David) wakes up on the quiet morning of April 27th next to his supposedly best friend, perhaps love interest, Beth. (Odette Yustman).
The pair of friends or couple plan on heading to Coney Island that day, as Beth has never been there before. The footage then cuts to the next month, where Rob‚??s brother Jason and his girlfriend Lily set up a farewell party for Rob‚??s new job in Japan. They then turn the camera over to Hud, Rob‚??s best friend, who goes around the party taping everyone‚??s testimonials. Without going into too much detail, powerful noise shakes the city and everyone inside. No one knows what‚??s going on and what goes from an enjoyable night turns into a disaster very quickly, causing everyone to be concerned for themselves at that point. Cloverfield is extremely controversial. First of all, the visuals are stunning. The camera doesn‚??t even concern a problem for me. Yes, sometimes it‚??s shaky and uncontrollably moving this way and that but these dumb audiences need to look past that. They need to look past the fact that they don‚??t know what‚??s going on. How are you supposed to know? The characters in the film have no idea what‚??s happening, so why should we? If you were in that position, you‚??d be screaming what the cast is ‚?? What‚??s going on?! The answers aren‚??t going to pop up into a little box explaining what‚??s happening. Like I said, I can go on about this movie for days, it‚??s very debatable and I want to be able to defend its magnitude.
A film like this is so creative. They took a risk ‚?? and yes, it thrived. The ending is, well, quick perhaps. It‚??s a magnificent ending though, and you really have to sit down and think about that. Stupid seers of a movie like this just think, ‚??OK?‚?? The ending fits perfectly and it makes the movie even better. It‚??s absolutely touching and moving, scary and thrilling, loud and fun. There will be sudden realization of a truly extraordinary film. It wasn‚??t overhyped. It was underrated. Everyone likes to say, ‚??If you were being attacked would you run around holding that thing? Seriously.‚?? No, I wouldn‚??t. But I‚??m sure there are people that WOULD. People are going to want to know how it all went down. Someone‚??s got to take control of the job because if it really did happen, there would be many questions unanswered. Anyway, if anyone was paying attention Hud even said people will want to know. Plus, it‚??s a movie. It‚??s here to entertain you, so don‚??t ask questions. In addition, Hud is very humorous behind the camera. A monster out of nowhere is very unbelievable, but it‚??s so realistic. I mean you never know, it just might happen any day. I would love for a sequel, I want to know more. Words can‚??t describe how I feel about this movie. Trust me, I never say that and I always locate some words to fit, but it‚??s such a fragile piece of artwork that I just can‚??t get the words out of my mouth.
My adrenaline was pumping like gas. Please, see this film. There‚??s a 50/50 chance of liking it. I can see how you might feel some of its stupid and ridiculous, but that‚??s your opinion. Whatever else you think is stupid, I can fight for. The movie isn‚??t perfect, but it will one day be remembered as the little movie that could. You mark my words. A-