Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most surreal, horrifying event of their lives.
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overall, movies like this usually don't pull off. But this one had it, and worked brilliantly, as it made you feel like you were in New York when the monster hit. The actors are ok, but the only poor thing was the graphics, as some things didn't look real.
Ok, here's the question I'll answer, should you pay to see this movie?
ok, if your into sci-fi horrors, then this is the movie for you, otherwise, no, dont bother.
it is a (15) and isnt a movie for kids.
Cloverfield is filled with action from the beginning to the end; however, its story seems to be the least important aspect as it focuses only on the fact that New York is being attacked by aliens and New Yorkers try to escape to survive. With this in mind, Cloverfieldâï¿½ï¿½s simple story makes this movie quite enjoyable because it engrosses me with the impressive artillery used by the heroic army, the uncertainty of the situation, and the danger that the protagonists are being exposed to without keeping track of the dialogue or the story sequence.
One of the major key elements that makes Cloverfield effective is definitely the suspense involved. First of all, the filmâï¿½ï¿½s art cover suggests that its content is about violence of some sort. After that, Cloverfield starts with a romantic scene of Robert and Beth waking up after having spent the night together. Oddly enough, the film suddenly cuts to a party. With all this in mind, these scenes tend to get a little confusing, but at the sametime they cause me to guess how or when the violence is going to occur.
Another important key element is the innovative homemade style film where the scenes look like they are filmed by a person with no cinematographic skills. This âï¿½ï¿½never before seenâï¿½ï¿½ style of cinematography brings a completely new approach of the often-used theme of alien attacks. This style gives a more realistic experience of the situation because I can literally see the movie from my perspective rather than the perspective of the superhero or soldiers. Also, the brief dialogues and the few characters are a big advantage when it comes to simplicity. Throughout the movie, new characters are introduced; however, they do not alter the simplicity or the sequence of the movie.
Like any other movie, Cloverfield has its flaws too. One of the biggest enigmas in Cloverfield is the video clips of Robert and Beth being together. These clips are out of place; therefore, they produce confusion. Moreover, the reason for the aliensâï¿½ï¿½ attack is never explained, nor their origin, or the reason to come to the earth. Maybe the directorâï¿½ï¿½s aim was to create an even greater confusion to increase the intensity of the suspense, but it resulted in a big mystery that is never solved.
Starts nowhere, goes nowhere, does nothing, excites nothing, involves nothing, poorly done, poor acting, not believable, just plain stupid, pieced together, boring, ridiculous. How ANYONE could like or rate this piece of crap highly is laughable. And yes, that's a zero rating.
i am a huge fan of horror and sci-fi. the biggest reason why is the mystery both genres carry leaving people with unanswered questions. i absolutely hate it when people cant like a film if it doesnt answer all of their questions. thats the point! i loved this movie because it left some huge gaps in what was happening and why. i also loved it because it focused on one group of young adults that get caught in the middle of it. no cut scenes to a government lab figuring everything out. thus keeping the mystery and leaving a sense of terror and desperation for the main characters. awesome film and not made for the narrow minded
Cloverfield is a movie about a group of three-leafed clovers in a field that get eaten by a hunry bear... or at least you might think the plot would be something like that with a title as misleading as "Cloverfield".
Cloverfield tells the story of a young man going away to Japan because his business is moving there... so far so good. His friends throw him a party the night before his plane leaves (with some inevitable girlfriend drama from his girlfriend)... okay, I see where this is going. Then, BAM, let's just say his flight gets permanently delayed when a giant monster "unexpectedly" attacks New York City, destroying some buildings and causing a ruckus... I think I've heard of this before, but I can't put my finger on it... it sounds a tad bit like that Godzilla flick that had Matthew Broderick, right? Unfortunately, yes.
Cloverfield is big, it's wild, it's completely unoriginal. The only thing that will make you more sick than the paper-thin plot is the camera-work. The film is supposed to be filmed as a documentary, but that just doesn't cut it for me. The camera shakes the whole time as the protagonist(s) run through subway-tunnels, streets, subway tunnels, streets, etc. Might I also add that the guy holding the camera for 95% of the film is quite possibly the most annoying camera-man ever... I was literally waiting for him to die, and you will be too. He's so annoying, you might as well be playing Left 4 Dead with the AI team-mates... yes, he's THAT annoying.
However, if there is one-thing Cloverfield did right, it was the acting. Sure, people screaming, crying in pain and mourning for the loss of their friends as they run throughout the streets of a destroyed city is a job that anyone can do, but these actors do it with such passion that just might make this film worth your time.
My final verdict on Cloverfield is that, while it has a paper-thin plot, annoying camera-work (and camera-men), and completely predictable deaths, lines, and action-sequences, it does have very good actors, just so good that you might want to check this film out. That, or if you're just looking for a cheap thriller to watch on a date. Two-stars. Possibly worth renting. (If you're down to watching this movie or playing Left 4 Dead with the AI team-mates... you're choice.)
this movie was basically filmed with a handheld camera, or atleast it felt like it, the movie was okay but you couldn't really see what was going on because the man holding the camera couldn't keep the camera still or simply didn't know what to do. this movie is okay for the first time you see it, the second time you see it its just boring and dull.
This might have been the worst movie that I have ever watched. But although how terrible it was I stayed until the end of the movie. Obliviously you can tell that I don't recommend watching it. However, this might be a movie you would want to see if you like odd, somewhat creative, and poorly made films. The only reason I went to see it was that I heard that the film-maker spent a lot of money on it and that it was a really good movie. Whoever told me this told a terrible lie.
I think the movie was good. i studied into it and i found out that this is supposed to be an americanized godzilla thing. It wasn't at all like that but i enjoyed the high action parts. when they were in the tunnel with those creatures, that had my blood pumping. I wanted to see more of the big giant monster, but what i really really want to know is what happened to the girl that got bit. they took her behind that screen and it looked like she exploded, what the hell happened? what was she infected with? these are the things i want to know. it was a good movie and i recommend seeing it.