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Jan 20, 2008

Film Revue: Clobber-feel on Cloverfield


As I write this my head pounds like crazy due to a unexpected migraine attack. I'm used to having this migraine every week since I was younger. However, I was feeling better two hours ago before we went to see the newly released flick "Cloverfield."

It's Blair Witch Project comeback with a different genre. This time with a "ginormous" character wreaking havoc in midtown Manhattan. So, when I mentioned Blair Witch Project, I'm sure you got the drift about the point of view of the movie that comes from the lens of a digital video camera?

The movie is gripping; makes you feel you are one of those people screaming and running for their lives in New York City. Some absurdities of course but in general the movie was very well done.

One word for you: nausea.

Be sure to take motion sickness pill before or after the movie.

The Reveler

9 comments:

Marianas Pride said...

This movie sucked almost as bad as "The Heartbreak Kid" with Ben Stiller. Please save your money and don't see Bogusfield and skip renting the Heartbreak Kid at Blockbuster.

Both are equally offensive.

The Writers said...

if you're not a fan of the Blair Witch Project type of movie, then this isn't your thing. I'm still suffering from this headache...

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

I wanted to see this. Is it true that it is an environmental-warning type of movie?

The Writers said...

sort of. the wreaking-havoc creature looks like a mutation of some-sort-of a-kind-of-whatev....

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

Does it just show up for no reason? I had heard that it was woken up by some drilling or something.

The Writers said...

hit the movie theater tomorrow then....

Jeff said...

Cyn and I saw it yesterday in part on your recommendation. She was dizzy and hated it. I thought it was ok. It's a monster movie without any highbrow environmental point, or even a hint of explanation on what is causing the havoc. That mystery might be the gimmick, which also includes the handheld camera gimmick as noted here.

rev said...

oh poor cynthia. Told u it gave me migraine. Ü

bradinthesand said...

i loved it...

wish there was a bit more to it, though.

and there is an environmental storyline to it as well, but most of the back story is found online.

it's pretty awesome how their viral marketing campaign paid off.

check out these sites:

http://www.1-18-08.com/

http://www.slusho.jp/

http://www.tagruato.jp/index2.php

http://www.tidowave.com/

http://www.thehansofoundation.org/

...and all of the main characters have myspace accounts!

see here:

http://www.myspace.com/marlenadiamond

http://www.myspace.com/lily_ford

http://www.myspace.com/jj_hawkins

http://www.myspace.com/robbyhawkins

http://www.myspace.com/jamielascano

http://www.myspace.com/beth_mcintyre

http://www.myspace.com/hudsonplatt

and then there's this:

http://www.jamieandteddy.com/

here's the password:
jllovesth

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