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Review: Movie: Cloverfield

"An incredible modern day monster movie told from a unique viewpoint."
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Cloverfield is something different, something that hasn't been done before. A modern day monster movie similar to King Kong or Godzilla but told using a unique point of view similar to Blair Witch. This is what gives Cloverfield its edge, you feel as if you're watching things as they happen. You know as much as the characters do. As the story unfolds you discover everything as the characters with you.

The way that the monster is revealed slowly and the special effects aren't overdone leaves everything feeling raw and real. Clever online marketing built up the hype and tension towards the release of Cloverfield. With the first trailer being shown at the premier of Transformers and being left unnamed. We saw MySpace profiles for the character show up, other mysterious websites all linking into the plot somehow. This all added to the storytelling and is so much more successful than trailers and posters alone.

Cloverfield has so much to offer, everytime I watch Cloverfield I pick up something I missed the last time. The movie is paced perfectly, building up to a climaxes then coming back down for a breather right until the very end. There isn't anything that I didn't like about this movie.

A truly great effort from everyone involved. There is rumours about a second Cloverfield movie next year. They will most likely keep a tight lid on any information as they did for the first movie. But if we hear anything we will let you know.

If you haven't already seen Cloverfield, or if you have seen it only once - I recommend you watch Cloverfield.




2 comments:

  1. I V Y O L O G Y said...
     

    Yup, completely agree with you here. It was rough around the edges but that's what gave it it's uniquness. Would make a good first date movie - "hold me, I'm scared" kinda thing :P Think I might watch it again now :)

  2. Mick said...
     

    You seen the youtube vids where they play the credits back and you can hear someone say "it's still alive" or something like that.

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