Sunday, October 13, 2013

Cloverfield (2008)

With Halloween inching closer, it reminds me of just how awesome this time of the year is. The weather is cooling, the nights are growing longer, and there is so much creepiness surrounding everything out there. I love this time of the year, as I feel so alive everyday. Even the voices in my head feel that way, as they seem to quiet some, as I delve into the myriad of Horror and Sci-Fi that surrounds me. My next selection for this weekend is the 2008 monster flick Cloverfield.  

Plot/ five New Yorkers take you on a trip through the streets of New York City fas a strange monster is terrorizing the Big Apple.

Cloverfield is such an interesting flick, at times even conjuring similar parallels to the real life terror that NYC has endured throughout history. Of course, that is done is a subtle yet fascinating way, truly great work. There was realism to this one that echoed throughout, and the use of the handheld camera was a perfect choice for this type of flick. The action scenes were solid, the effects worked and the use of a monster was so much more than one could have expected. Yes, I did grow up on a steady diet of Godzilla with Super Host on Saturdays, so I have seen my share of bad monster movies. There was one thing that brought it down a little, the short run time, but that is only a small flaw. In the end, Cloverfield is one of the better monster movies to come out in some time and one that should be seen. Yes, some may not like the camera work, which is understandable, but even they should try it. 

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