Cloverfield (2008) – Review, Rating and Synopsis
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- Release Date: 2008
- Genre: Found Footage, Giant Monster
- Cast and crew: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr., Douglas M. Griffin, Suzanne Cryer, Bradley Cooper, Sumalee Montano, Frank Mottek
- Director: Matt Reeves
- Screenwriter: Drew Goddard
- Dylan = 5 / 10;
- Eloise = 7 / 10;
- Raoul = 7 / 10;
- Ronan = 7 / 10;
- Andrew = 6 /10;
- IMDb = 7.0 / 10;
- Rotten Tomatoes = 7.7 / 10;
Cloverfield (2008) Synopsis:
This found-footage follows a group of young New-Yorkers as a giant monster from outer-space attacks and devastates the city.
Cloverfield (2008) Review:
Cloverfield is the modern answer from America to the great Japanese monster films that were Godzilla and Gamera, filling up an empty space as this genre seemed to be abandoned since the deceiving remake of Godzilla in 1998.
The strength of this film definitely lies in the design of the creature, which is really creative, and super well realized (CGI are great for once!). The monster is slowly revealed, making it impossible for the viewer to stop the movie in the middle. The found footage type is ok, bringing to the movie a kind of realistic aspect that was never exploited before for this kind of film (but tend be reused recently with films such as Troll Hunter).
The problem for me was the stupid love story in the middle. The lameness of that part really ruins the film! That’s too bad because, without all these cheesy moments, Cloverfield could have been a great film.