Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Cloverfield (2008)
A "going away" party turns deadly for a a group of twenty-something New Yorkers, when a seemingly indestructible behemoth lays waste to all of midtown Manhattan. One camcorder-equipped party goer documents the group's struggle to survive in this fairly inventive movie that stars no one you'll recognize.
My Two Cents: I couldn't get past the gimmick - as his friends face death at every turn in a city being laid to rubble, this numbnuts continues to use his camcorder - and this movie requires the gimmick.

Drew's Rating: 6/10

Further Thoughts:

Maybe it wasn't the gimmick so much as it was the character fueling the gimmick. These types of movies always seem to involve a goofy supporting role that fulfills two agendas: (1) annoying the piss out of you, and (2) dying a satisfying death. I won't address the latter, for those of you that wish to endure the refreshingly short running time spoiler-free, but the former holds true. This character, Hud, just sucked out the enjoyment for me every time he opened his mouth.


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