Saturday, January 19, 2008

"Cloverfield" is:

A.) A movie about a field full of Irish weeds and the plucky, green-garbed little people who pick them.

B.) Somewhat OK but not super-kick-ass.

C.) A 1 hour, 20 minute "what if Godzilla really attacked a city and someone shot and posted it on you-tube?" video.

D.) Shot in a herky-jerky handheld style that's going to make you more nauseous than when you played "Duke Nukem" in a dark room for 7 hours back in 1996.

E.) All of the above.

The correct answer is actually B - D. It's not bad, there's some nice moments, but they ruin it by going for a big reveal shot of the monster at the end (up until then you just got brief, nicely effective glimpses of it), and the shoehorned-in love story is retarded to the nth degree.

Now I just need to free up 3 hours of time to go check out "There Will be Blood", which I'm dying to see.

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