Sunday, 12 June 2011

Cloverfield (2008)



Director: Matt Reeves

Writer: Drew Goddard

Starring: Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas, T.J. Miller, Michael Stahl David, Mike Vogel, Odette Yustman


Story: While throwing a party in New York a group for Rob's (Michael Stahl David) new job something attacks New York. an unlikely group of friends Rob's brother Jason (Mike Vogel), Jason girlfriend Lily (Jessica Lucas) Hud (T.J.Miller) and Mariena (Lizy Caplan) have to find a way out of New York.


The streets are filled with people panicking when Rob gets a phone call from Beth (Odette Yustman) the love of his life. Beth is trapped so Rob decides to risk his safety and his friends to go and rescue her.


New York is filled with some form of monsters and creatures and the army can Rob and his friends save Beth and get out of New York before it is too late?


Verdict: Shot using the idea its a found camcorder give this movie some realism feel. Unknown actors keeps this following through too. Compared to a lot of the camcorder films this is one of the good ones as it keeps the shock of what is happening going all the way through and using a place like New York makes the location more shocking to the audience. The friendship grow with some of the characters who are more distant to each other too. The atmosphere is well built from the moment the attack happens.


Best Quote: Hud ' Okay. Just to be clear here, out options are, Die here, die in the tunnels, or die in the streets, That's pretty much it?


Favourite Character: Hud the camera man who has the best lines and pretty much says what the audience would be thinking.


Standout Performance: Michael Stahl David as Rob portrays the leader of a group very well


Best Moment: When the statue of Liberty head roles past our group of heroes in the opening attack


Worst Moment: Monster getting revealed so early into the movie


Rating: 81%

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