November 6th, 2009 • Posted in Random Stuff, Recommendations |

My wife and I watched CLOVERFIELD again yesterday.  Enjoyed it just as much the second time around, even on the small screen, and there were a couple of really scary moments (the tube tunnel scene in particular).  Once you get past the idea that the guy will continue filming through all that, it’s still a compelling, frantically paced movie, with some really nice touches.  I’d forgotten just how much of the monster you actually see even before that (bit naff) big reveal at the end.  I’m sure he’d have heard that thing creeping up on him.

The set-up was really good too, and I chuckled a bit at the ‘Where’s Jason … has anyone seen Jason’ scene.  Remember the PR campaign for this one?  And when that scene was released, lots of people thought it pointed to it being a Power Rangers movie.

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2 comments on “Cloverfield”

  1. Jason says:

    I wish I could’ve enjoyed this one more, but I had a harder time getting past the fact that he doesn’t put the camera down. I swallowed belief enough for Blair Witch when they didn’t stop filming in that one, but once was enough.

    On that same note, the newest Blair Witch clone, Paranormal Activity, is actually pretty good. It’s definitely a clone following the same outline, basically Blair Witch in a house, but they pull it off well, and add in a couple of parts that seeped through my cynical-wall to give me a little scare. The excuse for self filming in this one was the most believable so far as well. It’s worth a view if it’s playing on your side of the pond.

  2. Tim Lebbon says:

    I’ve heard that’s a good film, looking forward to seeing it. I think Blair Witch was fantastic – I know some people hated it. So I suspect I’ll like this one, too.

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