Cloverfield Review

Being as how I am heavily opinionated, I decided to write a review about the newly released on DVD film Cloverfield. It is produced by J.J. Abrams. It took a while to get used to the HandiCam style filming, (similar to The Blair Witch Project) but I eventually decided that I enjoyed it. To sum up the movie, I have three words to describe the movie: Lame, Lame, Lame.

Why do I say that it is so lame? Well, the movie took way to long to introduce the monster (It’s a monster movie, get the monster here and start blowing stuff up), next I had no emotional connection with any of the characters. They tried to develop a love story between the main character and some random girl, but do a very poor job of it. It felt like there was no plot, and the HandiCam style of filming cut everything off long before you could tell what was going on. If I were there, I would be filming all of that stuff, not spending the time turning the camera on and off.

And finally, the biggest problem… No resolution what so ever, if you want to kill the main characters and have the monster win, sure, do it. Or if you want to end it all warm and fuzzy, sure, do it. But resolve things some how, don’t make people wonder if they died, or if they lived.

So, all in all, it was a lame film. I’m not saying it was horrible, I’m just saying that I will not have those two hours back.

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